Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Shenandoah Valley...

We only made Edinburg, VA a short pitstop on our journey, but we soon realized that there is so much this area has to offer.  We are already thinking about coming back here and staying a week to explore it all. There are so many caverns to explore(we only went to one), over a 100 miles of Skyline drive to see, national parks, history museums(and a quilt one), flea markets and antique stores, zip lines, and beautiful scenery. This really is a gorgeous place to visit(and I wouldn't mind living here).

Yesterday  we explored Shenandoah Caverns, they were spectacular.  Mason was terrified at first and kept asking if we could go back up(to the surface).  But he soon started to enjoy it and then really loved it.
 There were some really neat formations... these were the "bacon" ones...

 Pictures really don't do it justice.

 Can you see the ram's head here?
 I wish this picture wasn't so blurry because it captures the wonder on Mason's face.

 This was a 34' reflecting pool, beautiful.

 The wishing well...
 They also had several other little attractions there. We didn't go to two of the other ones because we ran out of time.
 We have also spent a lot of time doing this at our campsite...feeding all the ducks!
 Our site is right on the creek and the kids just love the friendly(and hungry) ducks. My favorite is the big tan one.
 Today, after sleeping in, we went for a jog through town(cute little town), stopped at the post office to mail some postcards, and then to the local bakery to buy breakfast.  After that we headed out to some Mennonite stores and then to Skyline drive in the Shenandoah National Forest.  It was a beautiful drive and I would love to drive the whole thing one day.

 And I can't even tell you how many farmhouses there are around here. Each one is neater than the last one. I wish I would have thought to take pictures of all of them.  But here are two on our drive home.   This one isn't pretty, but it caught my eye because of how it was sitting all alone and because it was abandoned. How I would love to save it.
 And this one... Love the brick and big porch on it, sitting pretty on a hill.
Seriously, there are so many scenes while you are driving that are just so picture perfect and from another era.  If you have a chance, do come visit this area, you will really love it.

We are off to Pigeon Forge tomorrow. I hope to visit my blog friend Paris and her family on our way there.

Sweet travels everyone,



  1. Those caverns are awesome! And I love all the country scenery. Enjoy :)
    Smiles, DianeM

  2. Love the farmhouses best!!! Thanks for taking us along on your vacation!! lol

  3. Virginia is beautiful! If you can swing by New River Gorge in WV sometime it's really breathtaking. Can't wait to see you!

  4. The cavern is breathtaking. Thanks for sharing!
    Sweet pic of you and hubby.
    Safe travels!
    Hugs :)

  5. The cavern is amazing! Love all the pictures. You have a beautiful family!


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