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Blue Ridge Get Away

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Marcia and I had a wonderful time in Banner Elk, NC. The picture is actually taken at the top of Grandfather Mountain. The high mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway is a beautiful and relatively inexpensive way to enjoy nature and a get away.


This is the scenery from the top of Grandfather Mt.








The habitat had many animals like bears, deers, otters, cougars (which didn't come out for us), and this bald eagle.









Steve and Ruth (I forgot their last names - husband and wife, actually celebrating their 30th year anniversary) did a summer concert at the park in Banner Elk. They performed Appalachian and Celtic music. It was an excellent demonstration and informative event. One of the nicest mountain music I ever heard. We purchased their CD and we are not disappointed. It certainly was classic Appalachian, and different from "commercial" music.



More music...the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra played a series of Patriotic and American theme music at the Chetola Resort. They did a wo…