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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Happy Trails on Tuesday.

The Blue Ridge Loops refers to the 18 tunnels in 13 miles on the park way
In 1905 construction began, it took 4,000 workmen mainly Russian, German and Italian
completed in 1908.  It was grueling and dangerous work
Maybe you can enlarge this photo more on your end.
It was quite sunny on this day and there was a glare on the sign.

We went through three of the tunnels
Tunnel Vision 
Near Burnsville, NC

As we climbed we stopped at several overlooks

This photo was taken in the parking lot of Mt. Mitchell our final
destination and elevation

Tomorrow I will more pictures from Mt Mitchell


  1. that is a wonderful view... the mama is glad to see so much wonderful places via your blog, so she hasn't to climb on a mountain with her own paws... she is the queen of acrophobia ;O)

  2. Beautiful views, and lovely weather for it too.

  3. Wow. When I was younger, we took some vacations in the area. But your pictures are stunning! It seems like we let our immigrants have all the dirty, hard, and dangerous jobs (happened with the railroad system too) - I'd like to think it's different now, but probably not.

  4. WOW! That's such a gorgeous drive and view!

    Hugs, Pam

  5. Lovely pictures! You really had some great weather. That blue sky, not a cloud to be seen!

  6. 3 tunnels in 1 day, cool. We've only been thru a couple. One in New Orleans. I think the other one is in Alabama near the coast.

  7. I like the tunnels collage. I saw my first tunnel through a mountain the same time I saw my first mountain. I was 10 years old and we were all amazed at how they could build a tunnel through all that rock... brings back memories of KY... you sure had a great trip.

  8. We can't imagine the work that went into building those tunnels! Amazing!

  9. That looks like a fabulous area. We don't have tunnels here but Mom remembers them from when she lived in NJ.
    The Florida Furkids

  10. You sure had a beautiful day for a ride through such a gorgeous area.

  11. Tunnels are something that we don't see around here; we are flatlanders!

  12. That was a lot of men and a lot of work for years to make this happen. It's beautiful.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  13. It always amazes me to imagine all the work it goes into building a tunnel! Nice drive through and mountain scenery today!

  14. Gail wants to know if the tunnels have lights and are bicycles allowed through them? (She says she cycled though some very scary dark tunnels in Croatia a couple of years ago and still has nightmares about that experience).
    I, Bertie, would love to visit the Blue Ridge Mountains. They look super!
    Toodle pip!

  15. We love those mountain views...except when the snow if flying!

  16. I know the view from there was amazing !!! ☺☺♥♥

  17. Seriously (no pun intended)...what a trip!

    And, you were on my mind when I watched the hundreds of hummingbirds!

  18. These are great pictures. Y'all do love your trips.

  19. Your pictures make us want to do some travel and exploring new places!
    Mabel & Hilda

  20. Oh, those are some pawsome pics!!! You guys sure did have a fun vaca!!!!
    Ruby ♥

  21. We really love all the photos and travels. Dad misses that


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