Saturday, April 12, 2014

Spring Whispers, Finally

Why does the fowl cross the road?
Spring is finally here and the trees and plants are whispering colors in the bright blue sky.

We rode about a hundred miles in all.

We were on the road early enough to miss the traffic, but the animals were out and about, including this one, crossing the road near Biltmore Lake tennis courts...

In life, there are always unexpected photo opportunities. You gotta be ready.

Spring Whispers, Finally
Steven plotted a great route through Candler and Hooker's Gap to North Leicester to Marshall. From Marshall we rode down 251 along the French Broad River, through Weaverville, up to almost the Parkway then down the very lovely Elk Mountain Road.
NC-251 Along the French Broad River
Riding south on NC-251 is quite lovely, with the river on your right. There were some bicyclists, but few vehicles with us.

Watercolor, French Broad River Near Marshall, NC
We ended up at Marco's Pizza for lunch and a quick stop at the Fresh Market for sourdough bread before heading home.
I Need to Work on Taking Selfies
“The mountains are calling and I must go.” 
― John Muir