Linn Cove Viaduct from “the rock”

View from the top of Rough Ridge

Under the Viaduct

The road up Grandfather Mountain

Mile High Swinging Bridge, Grandfather Mountain

Old Steam Loco at Tweetsie Railroad crossing the trestle

Narrow gauge railway tracks at Tweetsie Railroad
It’s been a long day of hiking and driving.  If I got as much exercise every day as I’ve had in the last two days I would never have to worry about what I eat.  The fall colors are gorgeous, but for the higher elevations like Grandfather Mountain and Blowing Rock, I missed peak by about two weeks.  It’s hard to get it right – nature does as she pleases.