I had a little time to burn before turning in, so I decided to check out the nearby store/visitor's center to see what time they opened.
I saw a small crowd. When one sees a crowd on the Blue Ridge Parkway, it usually means there's some wildlife. This crowd was car-bound, tossing goodies like Bugles and bread to a friendly deer while generally being ignored by two other deer.
Figuring I'd wait for my turn, I stood outside my car taking pictures. Finally, everyone else cleared and I got out some Town House Crackers. The deer, who I named Lola, came to me easily. I decided to try what nobody else had: to hand feed. It wound up being easy.
Love the salty widdle tongue...
Tomorrow: more wildlife up close, but not this close!