View Full Version : We're now BRP End-to-enders - let's make it official!
June 24th, 2008, 09:21 PM
I met a lady tonight who works for the BRP Foundation, and she told me about a program they have to recognize people who have traveled from one end of the Parkway to the other. They will send you a certificate and a pin, and add you to their roster of End-to-enders (sorry, I didn't choose the name, and I admit it's not great). Go to http://brpfoundation.org/end_to_end.php to print out the form to submit your information. You can also submit photos to become part of the BRP Foundation Family Archives. I suggest we bombard them with pics of the group of MINIs at various stops en route.
I had a great time this weekend getting to know all of you!
June 24th, 2008, 10:04 PM
I think that means something different in Huntersville.
June 25th, 2008, 12:10 AM
A question came up during the trip -- relative to Mt Washington in NH -- regarding the distinction of Mt Mitchell as the highest point East of the Mississippi ..
In the crest of the timeworn Black Mountains lies the summit of Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi. For those who ascend this peak, will find breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, rolling ridges and fertile valleys. The mountain was named for Dr. Elisha Mitchell, professor at the University of North Carolina, who first measured its height in 1835. In 1857, Dr. Mitchell set out to verify his measurement of the peak and perished at the foot of a waterfall on the mountain slope. On the summit is Mount Mitchell State Park, comprised of 1,224 acres.
(I also could not help but notice -- that my first inclination was to assume that Dr Elisha Mitchell was a female -- alas he and Courtney, Coopah Courtney that is, have something in common ... )
June 26th, 2008, 08:14 PM
Mt. washington is approx. 400' lower than mt. mitchell, but I highly recommend the ride up if you're in the area. The views are terrific if the weather cooperates & if it doesn't, the surrounding area is worth the trip.
June 26th, 2008, 09:12 PM
getting this thread back on topic.. Courtney and I are both going to send in forms, maybe some photos as well. Can't wait to get our certificates of completion! :)
June 26th, 2008, 09:29 PM
I'm planning to send in the form with my name AND my car's -- since I couldn't have made it w/o 'im .. :-)
(I'll have to leave the photos to someone else, I didn't take many ... )
July 6th, 2008, 03:12 PM
Upon returning from the beach, discovered my certificate and pins in the mail. Only one week turnaround time. The guy who sent it included a note indicating he has a Mini. Hoping Courtney got a good pic of my Mini (maybe the tunnel shot) that I can include in a frame with the certificate.
July 12th, 2008, 09:42 PM
Kathy and I also submitted our form to the BRP Foundation. I added a few notes and a picture (all of us at the entrance sign). It took less than a week to get our certificate and pins. We also received a hand-written note from the Foundation Director that stated "If you folks elect to do this next year, please let us know so we can arrange a dinner for you next year near the Pisgah Inn." The Inn is between Cherokee and Asheville so, unfortunately, it will be at the start of our trip. Maybe they can come up with something else?
July 16th, 2008, 07:55 AM
I just sent mine off yesterday.
July 16th, 2008, 08:03 AM
I can't get the aplication to open......:o
July 16th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Do you have the latest adobe software?
July 16th, 2008, 07:00 PM
Yep just got PDF files from VIR site with no problem.. No worries though, Twister just e-mailed it to me...:)
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