Day Twentynine
Day Twentynine

Lexington, VA to Washington, D.C.
July 11th, 2004

High Point of the Day....
Low Point of the Day......
Brian - Turning the bus off after the video game that is the D.C. freeway
Theresa - The relatively pleasant weather
Brian - The video game that is the D.C. freeway
Theresa - The Skyline Drive speed limit (35 mph)
Miles Traveled Today
Total Miles Traveled
Miles Theresa Drove
150 (1869 Total)
Overcast, breezy on the ridgeline, humid in the lowlands. In the 80's.
Price of Gas 
(average per gallon)
Night's Lodging
Where this Page was Uploaded
Cows and deer
Cherry Hill Park
Washington, DC

Daily Didactic
Our day started in the Natural Bridge KOA, a little outside of Lexington. In this neighborhood, both civil war buffs and fans of weird roadside attractions can be made happy. We are not civil war buffs, but have been known to visit weird roadside attractions now and again. While a "Natural Bridge" may not sound weird, and looking at pictures it is not, what is weird is the explosion of tourist trade around it. There is the Natural Bridge race track, and the Natural Bridge haunted house, and the Natural Bridge "world's largest trinket" shop. As with Blowing Rock, there was also the Natural Bridge price tag which lead us to another satisfying diner breakfast instead.

We wound our way back up to the ridge line and continued north on the final stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was actually only the Blue Ridge for about 50 miles and then morphed into Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park for the last 105. For all practical purposes it was the same road, except that Skyline is within a national park so there was less sign of civilian population. It was beautiful and scenic and pretty and about time for a 500 mile scenic drive to come to an end. To counterbalance that experience, the drive from Front Royal to D.C. was on an eight lane interstate. We hurtled with the best of them into Maryland, eventually finding the College Park exit and our mega RV park with wireless internet in the air and D.C. public transit to the front gate.

Daily Pictures (Slide Show)

Morning outside of Lexington 3 Old Grouches in Buena Vista
Countryside shot Motion cows
Haze in the valley T and a tree
Skyline road shot One last walk in a holler
Giant stick figures and waterfalls are a dangerous mix Dark Hollow falls
We were the only ones there Shenandoah trail
Deer near Skyland Cool tunnel
Skyline road shot Getting close
Maryland welcomes us

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