Today we travelled from Hillsville, VA to Bristol, TN/VA (it’s a city that spans two states!) via the Blue Ridge Parkway again and along the way we stopped at a couple of great music spots – The Blue Ridge Music Center (which is operated by The National Park Service) and The Dulcimer Shop in Blowing Rock, NC.
We saw a lot more motorcycles on the Blue Ridge Parkway today – mostly Hondas and mostly Goldwings! While most of the Goldwings we’ve seen over the last few days have been GL1800s we’ve also seen a few GL1500s. Today, however, we also saw a 1986 Honda Goldwing GL1200 SEi and a 1983 Honda Goldwing GL1100 Interstate (we chatted to the owner of this bike – he’s owned it since new when it had only .3 miles on the odometer!).
Tonight we’ve met up with Ken and Ngat Foster (they’re friends of Sarah and Tariq) – Ken will be taking Ron fly-fishing on the South Holston River tomorrow while Ngat and I explore Bristol.
Also – a postscript to yesterday: I forgot to mention that I managed to overtake vehicles twice yesterday – another scary manoeuvre on par with negotiating roundabouts when driving on the ‘other’ side of the road!
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