Posted by: Becka | July 19, 2013

6th Anniversary – Shenandoah National Park

After Luray Caverns and lunch at Pizza Hut, my wonderful husband, who knows me so well, took me to this place:

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I was so excited!  It had hundreds of books!  I really wish there was a store like this near where I live.  While browsing the shelves, a nice British man and I struck up a conversation about Graham Green (author).  I have never read any books by Greene, but apparently this British Professor of History (at the local university) thought I needed to read one.  Before leaving the store, he approached me and handed me a book.  He had bought it for me!  I thanked him, and he replied with, “You’re welcome, I can afford it.”  Umm…okay. lol

After buying a stack of books :), we headed up to Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive.  The drive was gorgeous! We made several stops along the way to our destination.

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We finally arrived at the Stony Man Trailhead, and proceeded on the 3-mile (round trip) hike.  It was gorgeous!

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We saw a real live bear!  Thankfully, he was more interested in getting away from us.  However, due to his distance that was fast increasing, and my inability to have time to fool with my camera, I didn’t get any great pictures of him.

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We reached the end of the trail and were bombarded with this glorious view:

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Why is it that going down the trail always feels quicker?  We made it to the parking lot, and with a quick stop at Skyland Lodge, we headed back down out of the mountains.

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Hey! We were just up there!

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View from the other side…see the man up there?

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We had a nice, uneventful drive home.  It was such a marvelous, wonderful, fun-filled trip.  🙂  I thoroughly enjoyed my mini-vacation!

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