After leaving Mabry Mills in Virginia we got back on the Blue Ridge Parkway and headed for the next national park on our road trip, the Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park. By this time I was a bit burned out on the landscape as it had begun to become just one big line of mountains and trees to me so there are hardly any images from this leg of the trip.
Although at one stop there was this huge Maple tree that I just had to take a photo of and some of the pullovers were picturesque but in my opinion, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the best drive for the sheer thrill of it as well as so much to see.
We made a stop at a visitors center in Shenandoah and went for a what we thought was going to be a short one mile loop hike…we were wrong! That one mile hike turned into a four mile one as we made a wrong turn somewhere in the woods and ended up waaaaaayyyyy over into the camp grounds of the park. I was a bit nervous (and getting tired; didn’t bring any water or snacks either) about how to get back to the visitors center when I saw a check in point for the campgrounds. At least on our “lost” hike we were treated to some Goldfinches going all out for some seeds from spent flowers.
The rangers at the camp grounds pointed us in the right direction and we made it back to the car and on to the hotel for that night before hitting the final leg of our road trip in yet another state!
It has been decades since I was on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. Pretty countryside!
It was our first time and I don’t think it will be the last 🙂
So nice of you to start travelling about and us getting to see the sights through your lenses! Thanks.
Happy you’ve enjoyed. Hope you are feeling well.