There be dragons in those hills.
First we must have breakfast.
We stop at Bojangles and meet a special group of men.
The Romeo group." Retired Old Men Eating Out." They meet here most mornings at around 7.45am for breakfast- coffee and a sweet bun- and to shoot the breeze.
We invited them all to have a Romeo breakfast in New Zealand.
We set off on a back road route 28 to Cherokee.
There are several Tenessee river valley hydro project dams on the Little Tennessee river which the road follows.
Instead of a church service on 8 June the First Baptist church offers US Army free medical and vet services to anyone.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a lure for motorcyclists.
We enter the Parkway near Cherokee township in North Carolina.
We took a break at the highest point.
This couple have come on their motorcycle prepared for a picnic. Sheepskins,too. Mine is back in New Zealand on Mella.
Note the tray on the back of the Honda Goldwing- perfect for carrying a table and chairs.
I'd like one too, please.
The Smokey Mountains roll away into the distance.
A few more corners and we arrive at Little Switzerland.