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Hickory, North Carolina, to Atlanta, Georgia - May 22, 2005

Ride down I-40, I-26, NC 191, the Blue Ridge Parkway, US 278, US 64, NC 106, US 23/US 441, US 23, I-985, and I-85.


Getting onto I-40 in Hickory, NC. [2048x1536]

I-40 west toward the mountains. [2048x1536]

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The mountains are getting bigger and closer. [2048x1536]

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The speed limit drops to 55 for the big climb toward Asheville. [2048x1536]

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Up to the Eastern Continental Divide. [2048x1536]

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In Asheville, getting close to I-26. [2048x1536]

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Time for a short ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway. [2048x1536]

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Overlook of the French Broad River. [2048x1536]

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One of at least a dozen tunnels along this stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway. [2048x1536]

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A short hike from a parking area near Mt. Pisgah. [2048x1536]

To Buck Spring overlook. [2048x1536]

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This would be fun, but no time. [2048x1536]

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Isn't that considerate, completely blocking the overlook parking lot instead of pulling off to the side? [2048x1536]

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That's it for the Blue Ridge Parkway for now, off to US 276. [2048x1536]

This was a great ride, winding down from the ridge. [2048x1536]

A stop to see Looking Glass Falls. [2048x1536]

Looking Glass Falls. [2048x1536]

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Coming down toward Brevard. [2048x1536]

Made it to US 64 in Brevard. [2048x1536]

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Looks like US 64 will be a fun road. [2048x1536]

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The Eastern Continental Divide again. [2048x1536]

Across the divide, things got foggy. [2048x1536]

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One of the small towns along US 64, possible Cashiers. [2048x1536]

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Lots of exposed rocky cliffs in the mountains here near the NC/GA border. [2048x1536]

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Highlands, NC. [2048x1536]

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Busy Sunday morning in Highlands. [2048x1536]

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Ski area, next left. [2048x1536]

Along NC 106. [2048x1536]

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Blue Valley overlook. [2048x1536]

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The very small-looking Scaly Mountain ski area. [2048x1536]

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Made it to Georgia. [2048x1536]

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The road becomes GA 246. [2048x1536]

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The road actually crosses back and forth between NC and GA, marked only by these signs. [2048x1536]

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Made it to US 23 and US 441 in northern Georgia. [2048x1536]

There's a large construction project that seems to be widening this stretch. [2048x1536]

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US 23 continues... [2048x1536]

It becomes I-985. [2048x1536]

Gainesville -- where you can get a bus to Albuquerque if you don't want to go through with your big wedding. [2048x1536]

Duluth -- where you would have been for that big wedding, had you not decided to run away. [2048x1536]

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Almost there - onto I-285. [2048x1536]

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Now on the way into downtown Atlanta to look around.. [2048x1536]

There's the Atlanta traffic. And this is just a Sunday afternoon. [2048x1536]

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Destination. [2048x1536]
E-mail domain: teresco.org, username: terescoj - Sun May 29 12:56:49 EDT 2005

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