Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Skyline Drive

After Gettysburg we drove on to Frederick, MD and spent a couple nights at the home of Vicki's cousin Sandee and her husband Rhett, catching up and eating particularly well. We watched Game #3 of the World Series with them--nothing like watching a baseball game with a baseball coach--highly edifying, plus the Cubs won. On Saturday, October 29th, we met daughter Rachel and her husband Will for lunch in Front Royal, VA, to hand over the craft IPAs we'd picked up in Vermont. We'll see them again for an extended visit in November. From there we began driving the Skyline Drive, from Front Royal to Big  Meadows, where we stayed a couple nights at the campground there, enjoying mild weather and good autumn color.
Shenandoah Valley
















Nice autumn color

















Hiking on or near the Appalachian Trail at Big
Meadows

Bear trap at Big Meadows




















Radio-controlled deer at Big Meadows
















At the Big Meadows NPS visitor center, a fine exhibit on the
history of Shenandoah National Park; and a reminder of less
happy (and just) times; the exhibit detailed the challenges of
the federal agency faced in a segregationist state

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