We decided that we would do a Deals Gap / Blue Ridge Parkway journey. Jamie and I had done this with a few friends back in May of 2008. It rained a lot. I need to say it again... it rained a lot. You can read about it here. This time we hoped to miss the rain and get to enjoy the area a little more.
We loaded up the Jeep and the trailer. It was really nice having plenty of room to pack our camping gear and all of the riding gear that is needed. Here is a a couple of pics for comparison.
We rolled in about 6pm after a very uneventful drive. The Kirby's have a beautiful home. We had a wonderful visit. We ate some great food, got to visit with them and the highlight of the trip was getting to see Reese ride his little electric motorcycle. It was a fantastic way to kick off our trip. We are so proud of the Kirby's. The future is bright for this young family and we only wish them the best of luck in the future. Thanks for allowing us in your home and feeding us. It was a great start to our journey. Thank you!