Thursday, November 13, 2014
Shenandoah National Park
So every time we drove my oldest daughter off to college we would pass Shenandoah National Park and it's beautiful mountains. And I would always say " We should go to Shenandoah. Next time let's stop at Shenandoah". But we never did. Until this fall. Our good friends called and said "Let's meet at Shenandoah and drive Skyline Drive". And I'm so glad they did.
We started at the Southern end of Skyline Drive - which is 104 miles long and takes about 3 hours to drive. The fall color was spectacular.
The further north we drove, the bigger the crowds. Skyline Drive is one of the most popular leaf peeping spots on the East Coast and there were plenty of people to prove it. In fact, parking at Skyland Lodge was almost nonexistent and people were making their own spots up everywhere.
What a beautiful drive - any time of year! But certainly in the fall. The color was great, the views were breathtaking and around every curve we just kept saying "How could it be any more beautiful?".I'm so glad we were able to spend a weekend enjoying the fall color of Skyline Drive- and now Mr. UR doesn't have to hear me make plans to visit anymore. Done.
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