Thursday, May 01, 2008

Virginia to Ohio

After our rest up we hit the trail once again, completing the remainder of the Skyline drive and a small part of the Blue Ridge Parkway. This great 469 mile scenic drive follows closely the highest ridges between the Shenandoah and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, attaining altitudes of more than 6000 feet and averaging between 3000 and 4000 feet. We'd loved to have driven on down, (just as I have this hankering to keep on driving through all of the states :) but made it to the visitor center at mile 5 to visit the Mountain Farm exhibits. I find this way of life, fascinating. ~read more/photo album~




From here we drove into West Virginia and grabbed some shuteye before leaving the following day to meet our host family in Ohio.

1 comment:

Pam said...

I have read all your updated post today and it sounds like you all are having the time of your life--except for the stomach bug, poor guys.
The kids keep thinking up places they think you would like to see, and I keep explaining that you won't be here long enough to see all of them.
They said it is a shame that you aren't here this weekend when we have "Down Home Days." It is a real southern festival, celebrating the town like it was in the 1880's.
Can't wait to see you.