As noted in previous posts, I had been on & off the Blue Ridge Parkway during a 2012 trip. Now I was riding the missing length of the 469-mile BRP; from the Southern terminus in Cherokee, NC up to Roanoke, VA,
First, I wanted to go visit our son, who I haven’t seen since in four months. I made a quick run to Tallahassee via boring ol’ 95, stopping once more at Pedro’s South Of The Border, which is just over the halfway mark at 620 of the exactly 1,100 miles.
The next day I arrived in Tallahassee on Thursday afternoon, a 520 miler, and spent the weekend with the boy. He rides an ’06 Suzuki GZ250 as his daily driver, all weather.
Monday morning I left after breakfast and went due north cutting through the Georgian countryside about 425 miles to the southern entrance of the BRP in Cherokee, NC.
I spent the evening taking in Cherokee, NC., a nice reservation town with many craft and cultural things to see and do, though it was too cold/early in the year for much vigor in town yet.