I want to start a category of posts based on the view from my seat. It will become more interesting as the travel goes on. Here is the idea, one picture snapped from my seat once a week (maybe more often). A mini travel log.
Today Jacob was a helper! We had noms, baby snuggles, Asbach brandy, and more snuggles.
Tonight we are in Powhatan VA – staying at a very nice RV “resort”. Friendly and clean – smaller spaces than we would like the place is near empty so no big deal. It is well off the beaten path. About 30 miles from the Zoo — so we will have to get up earlier than hoped to meet the group tomorrow.
I am so excited about getting to see Liam’s face when he feeds the penguins and the giraffes. Almost as excited about MY getting to feed the penguins and giraffes.
Also on the way up here I FINALLY found Pepsi Throwback with SUGAR and not the icky HFCS … it tastes like my childhood. I also found Luzianne Tea (pre-made) with sugar and no HFCS. I am glad that SOMEONE is finally getting a clue. Not only is that crap toxic and dangerous but it makes food taste nasty!!
Monday morning we slept in – it was so nice. The sun was shining bright – the girls LOVED all of the grass and new smells. The campground really is wonderful.
We went up to Skyline Drive for a bit to look at the Valley. It was colder and really windy so we didn’t stay long. We had lunch at this fabulous home cookin’ cafe at Brookside Cabins on 211. Virginia Ham sammich for a lumberjack!! It was about the same as eating at some fast food joint but we were STUFFED!!
We got to the Luray Rescue Zoo a little after 1pm. Mark was a great guide. One of, if not the ONLY time I have ever learned anything new at a zoo. Lots of great critters and Mark was really a fantastic guide. Very hands on and it was clear to see how much the animals there loved and respected him.
We spent 2.5 hours there … I could have spent another 2.5 hours but we were both getting sore and tired.
BLUE hasn’t been feeling well so we didn’t get to meet up with he and Chrissy – but next time. For sure — just feel better BLUE, that is all we ask.
The trip home was a little more stressful – LK had to make some quick maneuvers to escape an idiot on the road. When we stopped and looked in — it was a mess. Everything that should not have moved — did. So before the next trip it is my job to batten everything down. A bit of a panic attack later we got back on the road and the rest was smooth as butter. Just my nerves got the better of me. As a result today I have no energy and hurt even more than before.
It is all about the spoons!!
All in all the trip to Luray was WONDERFUL and I would do it again in a heartbeat!!
Not going to post too much right now – just letting you know that we are in the Shenandoah Valley and it is beautiful. I have been on both sides of the valley the upper rim — but never to Luray and down in the middle. I want to come back in May when Spring actually arrives. = )
We are staying at a wonderful campground called Country Waye. Gorgeous views!!
Last night we spent a night out listening to local musicians and eating some of the best BBQ I have ever had at Cristina’s Cafe.
The trip up was flawless – except I forgot to turn the water heater back on – so I had a cold shower this a.m. But everything else was wonderful. Now we may never stay put on the weekends. = )
Thanks to the gals at Cristina’s for taking such great care of us, Slide & MJ for everything, Kudos to Christian – the 15 year old guitar wielding prodigy, Ashley for the beautiful voice, J for making it out when he was tired and sore and just really needed SLEEP – you are still my nemesis tho’ MWA, and nice to meet cha Chris. We will have to get back up here more often.
Today – lots more planned – and this time I won’t forget my camera.