As the parkway gears up for its 75th anniversary, budget woes and a winter bruising have meant declining numbers of visitors. But there's plenty still to celebrate about the scenic drive.
By Landmark News Service
Friday, July 2, 2010 at 3:18 pm (Updated: July 2, 3:31 pm)
The first day of summer on the Blue Ridge Parkway was warm, extraordinarily sunny and quiet. Maybe a little too quiet.
"When does the travel season begin?" wondered Debra Anker, a parkway visitor from Fredericksburg, whose family had stopped at a visitors’ center on their way home from North Carolina.
"It's very quiet today. I don't mind having the road to ourselves."
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