Category: East Coast

Surry and Williamsburg

After our stay in the Shenandoah, we traveled further south into Virginia, to the ferry in Surry to head across the James River to Williamsburg. Since it was already late in the afternoon, we decided to explore the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center and purchase our one-day passes for the following day. FYI: teachers receive a

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Shenandoah National Park

Today we embarked on a portion of the 105 mile Skyline Drive that runs the entire length of Shenandoah National Park. Although, the Byrd Visitor Center was only 3 walking miles from our rental, we decided the drive accompanied by many lookouts and easier access to trailheads would be a much better choice, not only

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All’s Well That Ends Well in the Shenandoah Valley

Hiking: to walk or march a great distance, especially through rural areas, for pleasure, exercise, military training, or the like. Our first full day at the edges of Shenandoah National Park. Three walking miles to the visitor center or an hour drive around the mountains. We opted for the hike up the paved road, to the

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Virginia is for Lovers

The year was 1969. The Virginia State Travel Service hired an ad agency to create an enticing slogan to attract young, hip visitors to the state. Story goes that a copywriter came up with a concept that read, “Virginia is for history lovers.” “Virginia is for beach lovers.” “Virginia is for mountain lovers,” etc. Finding

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