The rest of the MINIs arrived at the hotel a while after we did – there was also one SERIOUSLY RED MINI – its red almost everywhere – the owner (seen here chatting with Mark of Twister fame) has owned it just three weeks – and his RED modifications are nowhere near complete!
One stop today on the Blue Ridge Parkway was Mabry Mill – a “museum” site of a Grist / Saw Mill that was abandoned in the 1930’s:
(Yes, not a MINI in sight!)
Today, a later start (hooray!) and a very windy road to get to the Blue Ridge Parkway (which pretty well used up Margaret’s “twisty” allocation for the day!); soon after reaching the Parkway, we stopped at Moses Cone Manor, an amazing location for someone to put their home (in 3,600 acres!), with views like this!
After this stop, the Blue Ridge Parkway Tour planned a number of other stops, and a longish diversion for lunch – Margaret & I decided instead to drive our own way, getting to Roanoke somewhat earlier than the group and allowing some rest time; so, only GPMINI (and view) pictures …