September 28, 2007 - Miles 0 to 122 of the Blue Ridge, Part 1

September 28the we drove south on I-81 to Roanoke, Virginia and found a Mexican restaurant for lunch.  Some of the blandest Mexican we have ever had.  From there we entered the Blue Ridge Parkway about mile 122 heading north:

We soon came to the turn off to take the Roanoke Mountain loop:

Views from the top:

Then back to the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Here is one of the bridges crossing over the parkway:

At milepost 115.1 we turned off to see Virginia's Explore Park, which has a Blue Ridge Parkway Visitors Center included. 

Outside was this interesting display about the American Chestnut:

Larger versions of each sign:

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