On August 17, 2012 I departed from the motel in Galax and continued north along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive on my way to visit my step-brother in Alexandria, Virginia.
My travelogue update after reaching Alexandria on day #3 of the trip can be read here. The following map shows my route for the day. (Click on the map to enlarge.)
The photos show the scenery at various places along the route. Due to the haze, many of the photos are not as clear as they should be.