Thanks for your comments everyone! Sorry it's taken so long to respond, but I'm still having alot of problems with my DSL connection...up for 3 minutes then down for a day...frustrating as hell...anyway..
Smokey is right! Clouds were so thick nearing the top that we literally could not see 10 feet in front of us. I DAMN sure my time driving that road
There were ALOT of Kiss Your Ass
turns...that's a turn so tight, you can kiss yer own arse
I'm posting a few more special pics for you all...
Thanks Cole! The BV is my second family and one MUST share with family
..so that, if for no other reason, everyone else knows what NOT to do
It were mighty damn cold in them thar hills
Hey SRO! With your new nick, think I'll shorten it to Tai, if you're amenable
still gettin' use to the new one...A.D.D. dontcha know...we don't like change
I lived near both the mountains AND the beach when I lived in VA so I know what you're saying when ya want to go hikeing, no one wants to go, but the beach!...different story...everyone I knew would rather walk a mile in sand then a mile uphill...me too come to think of it
I have been so inspired by what we encountered in those mountains, that I'm actually trying to paint, with real paints and brushes no less
, a few pictures...probably take a couple years, it's that A.D.D. thingy again
but I'll let you know how it's going..
How ya been chis! Been awhile...missed ya brother...and truth to tell...there are few places I'd like to visit more, before I croak, than Australia. You know how beautiful your country is, it would take me a year to soak all that beauty in...and loving every second of it. How about stepping into your backyard and taking a couple more pics to share with us my friend
Glad you enjoyed them! You're right...we were lucky...even cloudy days in the mountains can be truly stunning...
Hi Nes! Glad you got to keep your nick,
hard enough gettin' use to SRO's new nick
When you do get the chance to go hiking, you will take lots of pics won't you? Washington has mountains that rival what I've seen here, so then you won't be jealous anymore
It is truly an awesome sight to see high clouds that just seem to pour over the tops of the mountains, and then to be IN those clouds climbing to the top...there's nothing else like it Jaack...I hope you get the chance to visit the Smokies sometime. It really is worth the trip..
Tai...if you don't know any mountaineers...become one
Thanks again for your input everyone! Here are a few more pics to whet your appetites..
One more...one of the few things blooming...still pretty cold up there