Today was very hot and muggy. I walked with friends at Chester Bowl. Do you see the ski lift to the right? It blends right in with all the grass and trees. It was so hot that we were dripping sweat at 10 a.m. We have had a lot of rain, You can see how lush everything is.
Today a The Skyline Parkway Planning and Preservation Alliance held big party in Chester Bowl to celebrate 125 years. Everyone was encouraged to BYOP — bring your own picnic items. And Alliance provided the cake and ice-cream as well as games and a Dixieland band. My mother really likes the color yellow, so as I scanned the area I just had to snap this photo her to enjoy. The added bonus is that it’s my husband in a yellow shirt holding our picnic cooler and blanket as he scans the area for a place for us enjoy our lunch.
This 1930 Chevy Roadster has a 50 horsepower engine and steel over wood framing with a rumble seat and wire wheels. It originally sold for $515 and 27, 651 were produced. Duluthians Sue and Dean Beeman own the car.
The card looks very similar to the one in this vintage postcard of Skyline Parkway
Over the years other names were used for the Parkway, including: Terrace Parkway, Rogers Parkway and The Boulevard.