Skyline Drive is located within the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, USA and it is protected and preserved.by our government. Billboards and Houses are ( thankfully ) non-existent.Skyline Drive "begins" in Front Royal, Virginia, less than 90-minutes from Washington, DC. It ends in Afton, Virginia, at the intersection of Interstate-64 , where it becomes the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Within the park are a virtual cornucopia of sights, sounds, and smells that will astound. In almost every hollow or valley there are remains of pioneer settlements that date back to the 18th century. If I feel comfortable enough driving and parking on the steep grades, I hope we get the chance to do some gravestone rubbings or photos. I cannot wait to see Joshua's reactions to the sights!
All of the Parkway info above was obtained from: http://members.aol.com/adnascar/skylinedrive.html, please take time to visit this private site.
Kim has spoken of going to the Luray Caverns also. Not sure I'm up for this (claustrophobia) but if she is well enough and wants to, I will!
The Luray Caverns are the largest caverns in the eastern USA and a National Landmark. Some of the most spectacular creations were formed just one drip at at time, such as Giant's Hall, vast expansive chambers decorated by predominately golden columns, 10-stories tall. The gold colors come from iron and clay soils seeping from the ground along with the calcium carbonate "drips."
There is also an organ that uses the calcium formations as pipes!
I am working on a freebie kit for SAS July Challenge and hope to have it finished and uploaded soon so check back later!
Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.
PS to my Blog Friends: Thinking of you and hope to get back to visit you again soon! Vicki, I hope you are having a ball at the CHA!