Blue Ridge Parkway

I got this nice official card of Blue Ridge Parkway from Mike, USA.

Parkway, a totally new word to me. It is not a National Park but a National Scenic Byway, which is famous for its beauty view. Nevertheless, land on either side of the road is maintained by the National Park Service.

Blue Ridge is a major mountain chain of the Appalachian Mountains. Most of the Blue Ridge Parkway is along the ridge. It was built to connect Shenandoah National Park(northern terminus) to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park(southern terminus). The Blue Ridge Parkway is most visited unit in the United States National.

I also found a great Blue Ridge Parkway route map

Mike wrote, he likes exploring the trails from the park.(Did he mean the Shenandoah National Park?) Exploring in it, Mike said ‘as if the forests belong only to me’. Oh, What an amazing place to go. It reminds me the famous song of John Denver, Take Me Home, Country Roads.
Almost heaven
West Virginia
Blue Ridge Mountains
Shenandoah River
Life is old there…

Oh, wasn’t he singing about the beautiful place showing on the card? My heart has flied there.

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