52 week's of Marie's Life

52 weeks captured through photos

1. At A Distance (Week 10)


 “The mountains are calling and I must go.”  ~ John Muir ~

Our first night in Asheville, good friends invited us to go to the Pisgah Inn Restaurant, which is located at the peak of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Waynesville, NC.  Since they picked us up, we were able to sit back and enjoy the 30 mile drive.  There were many scenic overlooks along the way and we went through a number of tunnels.  We reached the restaurant at mile marker 408.8 on the Parkway.  As we walked into the rustic restaurant, we wondered how we had overlooked this place in our past travels.  A sign boasting that we were going to “Dine at 5,000 Feet Elevation” greeted us.  The restaurant has large tall windows on three sides that overlook the mountains and valleys of the Pisgah range.  What an amazing view!


After a hearty meal of mountain trout, meatloaf, and chicken pot pie, we walked out to the railing to take some pictures of the spectacular view.  Thank you to our friends for introducing us to the Pisgah Inn Restaurant!  This visit will not be our last!



23 thoughts on “1. At A Distance (Week 10)

  1. Beautiful, beautiful view. Goes on forever!

  2. Nothing compares to the views from the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mountains, the colors, the sunrises and sunsets. What am I doing down here in Flat Florida?

  3. What gorgeous colors, layer upon layer into the distance.

  4. Stunning photo! Don’t you want to go back and take the same photo with all the fall colors in bloom?!! 😀

  5. Oh, Marie, you are making me homesick. We always go to our Tennessee in October to witness the leaf change of color. Oftentimes, we head up to the Blue Ridge Parkway, even though it is bumper to bumper with traffic. There is no place like it.

  6. Beautiful. And I’m wondering how we missed it when we were in that area a couple of years ago. Need to go back!

  7. The shot has some incredible depth. I like the layers beyond the mountains.

  8. Very pretty… I love all the shades of green… 🙂

  9. You can sure see why they call it the Blue Ridge Parkway with all those hues of blues. So pretty.

  10. sounds like a spot for stopping that should not be missed.

  11. Blues and greens for miles on end never fail to warm my heart.

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