Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hello from North Carolina!

Hello There!

Here I am in the great state of North Carolina!  Now remember, I told you that I travel a lot!  I am by myself on this trip.  Minny stayed home with family.

These Blue Ridge Mountains are just beautiful!  The mountains are cooler, thank goodness, as it is 90 plus degrees at the bottom of the mountains!  A bit too warm for this ole' moose!  I like it cooler.

Did you know that the Blue Ridge Parkway spans 469 miles across Virginia and North Carolina.  It was started on 9/11/1935 and was constructed in sections.  The last section was completed in 1987.

This cabin pictured above is on the Blue Ridge Parkway east of where you get on the Parkway north of Winston-Salem, NC.  This is called the Puckett Cabin.  Orelena Hawks Puckett lived here during the latter part of you 102 years.  She was a midwife and assisted in over 1,000 deliveries of babies with the last one being in 1939.  Sadly, none of her own 24 children lived beyond infancy. 

There is a lot more history along this Parkway and I want to see as much as I can.  But I wanted to let you all know about this great Parkway that is visited by more people than all the state parks in the U.S. combined! 

Until next time.....................

1 comment:

  1. 24 children died in infancy?? That overwhelms me. How easy we have it today. Thanks for posting this. I love history!! I'll have to check this cabin out when we next visit.