Let’s take a little break from our storytelling and flash forward a little closer to the present. We spontaneously went to the mountains this past weekend, turning my 5 week trip officially into a 6 week long trip. The first mountain range we visited was the Shenandoah.
There is a 105 mile Skyline Drive that runs 3000 ft above sea leavel, all along the mountain range. The thing about the Shenandoah National Park is that if you look down at the overlook points, you can see the Shenandoah Valley. There’s tons of wine being grown here, plenty of small towns, and lots to see off in the distance.
Prime tourist season is in the fall – particularly the month of October – when the leaves along Skyline Drive turn an incredible variety of colors. From deep orange to red to yellow to the beginning of browns, it’s a feast for the eyes. My parents took me here a few times when I was younger… there are photos to prove it!
But alas, here we are, in the middle of summer. There was a heatwave going through the East Coast this weekend so we essentially just drove through the park, stopping whenever we saw something interesting.
Whenever we got out of the car, we saw a ton of wildflowers! They were beautiful.
We climbed around some rocks.