Friday, October 16, 2009

Shenandoah National Park

I have always wanted to get over to the Shenandoah National Park. I lived here in Virginia years ago, when my daughter was small, and never made it that far in-land. I always seem to stay by the coast, now that we are was time for a drive. It's about a 4 hour drive from the beach, but well worth it. We finally went this past Sunday and what a wonderful day we had. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and it smelled so crisp and fresh with the fall air! I loved it!!

The views were spectacular. Very breathtaking. I actually felt like I was back in New England. Just about each year, when I'm there, we go into the White Mountains to drive up the Kangamangus I felt like I was home :)

One thing that really caught my eye, was all the rock walls that lined the street. A lot of time went into those, but WOW! So much better then any metal guard rail, that's for sure.

We stopped at one spot to stretch our legs. My little guy is just about ready to run any day, he has taken as many as 9 steps on his own. His big sister is enjoying her little brother.

And a little time for leaf play.

And just as we got back into the car to start driving again, there were two does on the side of the road. They didn't run off, but stayed put while many cars stopped to take their portraits.

Nothing like getting back into nature for the day. I hope you all get out to enjoy a piece of fall if you can.

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Tracy said...

What a gorgeous spot - and beautiful family pictures! Thanks for sharing. :)

Valerie Durham said...

Beautiful pics! I love the colors of fall!

Grace said...

Oh what a wonderful time this must have been! Brought back happy memories! Thanks for sharing your trip with us! Your little guy is adorable! The colors were gorgeous!

Kay said...

How pretty - great pictures! Looks like everyone had a blast!

Dell said...

Great pics of the park and beautiful children! I have always wanted to see the Shenandoah National Park too. TFS!!

peggysue said...

What gorgeous scenery, and what a happy family photo opportunity.

Stephanie said...

great photos - can't believe how big your little guy is getting :)

I lived close to Shenandoah for a few years, but never got out there - I think I may need to take a trip

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