Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Once we got to Shenandoah National Park, it was time to drive to Skyland and some of the turn outs showing the great views.
The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
On our way on the trails!
Sadly, this was the most color we saw, everything was still green.
In Sperryville, we made a stop at Cooter's in the Country from Dukes of Hazzard.
We made a stop in Washington which is a beautiful small town.
Our s'more game was strong at the cabin.
We had a nice time walking the Luray greenway.
Dream lake at the Luray Caverns.
Yep, the back of the nickel looks the same in person, just less shiny. (Monticello)
On our way out of VA, we made a side trip to Roanoke to Black Dog Salvage...the TV show.
It was a nice week away and I'm glad I was able to cross off his final vacation spot on his wish list for me to see. He seemed to really love the surprise and I can say with all confidence that I will never plan another "surprise" vacation again! While it was all fine and good, there was just way too much stress, pressure and wondering if he was going to be mad thinking he was going one place and going elsewhere to put myself through it again. I'm glad I got the opportunity to do it once in my life and almost pulled it off as planned but yeah...I can cross plan a surprise vacation off of my bucket list! HA!
Oh and if I may, I have a great audio book recommendation. A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner, and Songs in Between is what we listened to for almost 8 solid hours and we're only just halfway through it! It is a great listen and while I wanted to wait until our next trip to finish it, we're listening to it as I type. It's fascinating! (Oh and if she is half as full of kindness and integrity as she portrays (she was always my favorite Hee Haw girl), then we need more people like her. Wow!) But if you should get the audio book, beware while driving because her voice will soothe you to sleep! Whoops never mind, she did it. The Mr is out. You're not safe anywhere.
Have you ever planned a surprise trip for someone? How did you pull it off?
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