Thursday, September 25, 2014

#71 Asheville, NC

 Just one more photo from Jessie Lea RV Park in Big Stone Gap.  We found the hospitality here second to none.  Thank you Johnny and Kate for a memorable stay.

We are now camped in Asheville, staying at Taps RV Park on Tunnel Road.  It's convenient to the downtown breweries, two miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, very close to the NC Arboretum, WNC Nature Center and lots of other attractions.  Our plans are to say a month and enjoy the fall foliage.  As long as we have lived in NC we have never been on the Blue Ridge Parkway during "peak" leaf season.  This is a special treat for us and we are looking forward to it!

We enjoyed an afternoon poking around the downtown area and the Grove Arcade.

Of course while we are here we want to check out the microbrewery scene.  The Oysterhouse Brewery was first on our list and we found it as good as the reviews.

We tried their Happy Hour oyster special.  The oysters were cold and salty.

Ronnie enjoyed the Galaxy IPA and I had the Ole Dirty Blonde. They were very good.

The leaves are just beginning to turn color on the parkway.  We are hoping for some bright blue skies  the next few weeks to make the color really shine.  
More later..


  1. A month near the Blue Ridge Parkway during leaf peep season sounds like a wonderful idea! We may have to follow in your footsteps one year.

  2. How awesome that you'll be there for a month and during leaf peeping season too! We are totally enjoying the area right now. There is so much to see and do. See you soon :)

  3. Herman and I are headed to Pigeon Forge October16th with some friends. We hope it want be too late to enjoy some of the fall colors. Enjoy your stay in Asheville!

  4. That's one humongous iron! Ha!

    When we lived in Richmond, VA we used to love spending some fall weekends on Skyline Drive which connects with the Blue Ridge Parkway. Just beautiful!