It never ceases to amaze me that I sometimes get paid to take a hike. Today I covered various assignments along the Blue Ridge Parkway. I traveled Rough Ridge (near Grandfather Mtn.) all the way to Doughton Park. The only thing missing from the day was having someone with whom to share the occasional natural delights. After climbing a particularly exhausting summit, I looked down and out and said over my shoulder to no one in particular, "Whoa! Check out that view." Now it is late at night and as I post this, I realize that not only do I get to relive the moment from the comfort of my chair, but I also get to share it with you as well. Ain't blogging grand?
This is an album of photos I took at Saturday's 6th annual Watauga River Run in Valle Crucis, N.C. The 5K event raises money for the Watauga County Schools and Zapfitness in honor of a pair of runners, Gwen Tyrie and Andy Palmer, who died a week apart in 2002. (Click on thumbnails for a larger image)
135 runners took part in the 5th annual Watauga River Run on May 27th 2006. The 5k race started and ended at Valle Crucis Elementary school. Proceeds from the race benefit the Gwen Tyrie and Andy Palmer Memorial Funds.