Our adventures took us to Gatlinburg, Smokey Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Cumberland Gap. Gatlinburg, TN is a great hub for those who like to ride motorcycles. It has multiple rides through the mountains - you can go over the mountain into North Carolina to the Blue Ridge Parkway or to a highway that is nicknamed the Dragon's Tail, Route 129 (it has 315 curves in 11 miles). No matter what rides you do from Gatlinburg, you will enjoy the beauty of the area. We also road Northeast to the Cumberland Gap and into Kentucky. Cumberland Gap has a visitor center, where you can either hike up to the overlook or drive up a corkscrew road up the mountain to a beautiful overlook where you can see for miles and also look down on the town of Cumberland Gap. The visitor center includes a walk through museum that provides the history of the area and a small gift shop. We then took a loop and stayed in a small town called Rugby, TN, at a little bed and breakfast off the beaten path called the Grey Gables Bed & Breakfast. Our hostess, Linda, was terrific, made us feel right at home. She made us a delicious dinner when we arrived and breakfast the next morning. If you are ever in Rugby this is a great place to stay.
We traveled with a group of friends on motorcycles to Nova Scotia in July 2007. This was our first trip as a group and we had a great time. What a beautiful place to discover. We arrived via ferry from St. John to Digby, Nova Scotia. We stayed in Yarmouth, Halifax, Baddeck, Mabu and Truro. Yarmouth is a quaint town. From there we drove the seacoast to Peggy's Cove, which is a must to see, gorgeous views, to Halifax. Halifax is a great city with a lot of history, great restaurants and places to stay (we stayed at the Four Seasons - great location). During our visit we were able to see the Tall Ships. Baddeck was our next stop on our way to explore the Cabot Trail. We stayed at the Lynnwood Inn and it had a restaurant. The night we were there they had a local musician playing that night. We had a great time listening to celtic music. Next set off to explore Cabot Trail, great riding with beautiful mountain and ocean views. We stopped along our way at a local leather shop, a few lighthouses, a gift shop and overlooks to take in the beautiful scenery along the trial. We stayed in Mabu where we walked to the local pub, the Red Shoe Pub (a must if you visit Mabu). Our walk to the pub there where local kids jumping into the river and others in a town hall a a music recital raising money to go to a music camp. Our last stay was in Truro to experience the reverse tides of the Bay of Fundy.
I am someone that loves to take photographs and travel. I started this blog because I want to share those experiences with you of my journeys that I had with family and friends.