Memorial Day in the Blue Ridge Mountains – Slideshow by Tawnee Milko -- June 1st, 2011
Join the MEM Asheville interns and our trusty mascot Roscoe on a drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway, a hike up Craggy Gardens, and a sunset at the Grove Park Inn.
Maura, Chongyang, Roscoe, and Liz enjoying the view at a scenic overlook off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Mountain laurel, which blooms abundantly in the Blue Ridge Mountains in late spring and early summer.
The Blue Ridge Mountains. Before the onset of air pollution, you could see miles farther than this!
The visitor center from the top of Craggy Gardens.
Roscoe checks out the scenery.
Four people + one large golden retriever sharing Maura's car makes this dog a good sport!
The Grove Park Inn, a resort and spa that has hosted an array of well-known individuals, from Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Helen Keller to Franklin D. Roosevelt and Barack Obama. Completed in 1913, the Grove Park Inn was built in less than a year!
Liz, Chongyang and Maura ending the day in style.
The view wasn't too shabby.
Sunset window reflections in the Grove Park Inn.
Adirondack chairs and a stellar sunset: The perfect end to an adventure-filled day.
Organizing Grassroots Campaigns in Asheville, NC – Summer 2011
Join MEM Tawnee Milko as she works with local stakeholders interested in creating a national scenic area to protect the Grandfather Mountain and Blowing Rock viewsheds. This is her personal blog of the experience.