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Blue Ridge Parkway (Blueberries)

Lena holding up her bags full of ripe Blueberries.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a road which runs from Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina to the West, to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, 450 miles to the East. We drove from Maggie Valley to Graveyard Fields, where years ago a fire burned all the trees and left a clearing in the forest. Here, wild blueberries have grown all over the hills and were ripe much earlier this year than usual. So, we spent the afternoon picking blueberries for our special batch of blueberry pancakes which we wanted to make the next morning.

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