Monday, October 18, 2010

Shenandoah National Park

A Waterfall at Shenandoah National Park
So we have been really busy lately and decided that we would get back to our vacations. We left off awhile ago at state parks; we had hoped to visit the much larger ones in the U.S. So we continued down our list and booked a flight for Virginia where some of our friends would be letting us use their guest house while we were there. Unfortunately our stay with them was not too great, let’s just say they weren’t the people we used to know.

Anyway, people we stayed with aside we landed at the airport and headed right to the Thrifty Rent-A-Car counter and we were handed the keys to our Cavalier. We have a tradition that whenever we go on vacation we rent a car; it makes every adventure seem more exiting for some reason. So off we went the next day from the guest home to find Shenandoah National Park.

We felt like we were in the park an hour before we got there. We ended up passing over rolling hills on the Skyline Drive before we made it to the park. The massive trees hang over the road making it almost entirely shaded the whole drive down… or up? The park has the most waterfalls and rivers that we have ever seen. We actually strayed off the walking trail to follow steam uphill. One thing we noted that we hadn’t seen here that we see in most other parks is animals. We saw a bunch of critters but no deer, bears or other large animals.

We give the park an 8 out of 10, but its hard to walk compared to many of the others we have been on. So now we are driving back to Florida instead of driving in our Cavalier, back to the heat of Florida. We are defiantly looking forward to the holiday season.