Wow! Doesn’t even come close to describing that amazing run. Absolutely blue sky, perfect temperature, amazing views AND 3.5 miles of downhill! Nothing really eventful on this run, but, I just can’t even begin to describe the views. Although we are definitely past peak color here, you still see miles of yellow, orange, red and green. I think Doug and I set some records for our pace, but, it felt amazing! Let's see how we feel on our later runs!
OK, so, at about 9:30 this morning we pulled off at a rest stop. As you probably already read from Sarah’s post, we were stopped by a woman who worked in the visitors center. I do have to say, she was not very nice. Our van was officially “detained” until she spoke to the park rangers. Evidently you are supposed to have a permit to do any activities on the parkway. Now, for those of you who know me, understand that at this point I was not a very happy person. Especially since she couldn’t tell me where this was posted or answer my questions. Actually, she was quite rude. Well, I really must have officially lived in the south too long…..students, I didn’t go “New York”. You would have been highly impressed. Well, all said and done, evidently we WERE allowed to run on the parkway and all of a sudden she became very nice to me. Wow……challenges never cease.
By the way, thanks Baldwin, the cookies are AMAZING!