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!!