and gawked at Chimney Rock Mountain overlook for quite a while just
watching the play of the clouds starting to gather around the mountains.
Even though we were near the end of the parkway at this point, we
were still in awe at the gorgeous surroundings.
next stop at 20 Minute Cliff overlook the coulds were starting to
get thicker and the casted shadows and misty movements made that
stop even more interesting.
are beautiful features along the parkway - this is the last one
at Bluff Mountain.
Gypsy's ears as she watches the road getting wetter and wetter as
the clouds cross our path.
stop, she perches above mom as they watch the rain falling on the
All along the way,
we kept hearing about how unusually dry it was and we were just
amazed at how green everything was even so. But since moisture
was so badly needed, we didn't have the heart to gripe about the
rain. It was almost like the skies were echoing our sadness at
the end of our time on the parkway. We were pretty tired by this
point after a month of travel and activity on this beautiful Parkway.
There is so much to see and do all along the way, we were certainly
never bored. It took both me and mom at least a week of rest to
recoup from the experience, even as wonderful as it was. Mom says
she sits at the computer and just watches the pictures float across
her screen as she relives the fun times we had.
August, 2007: So now that
I'm rested up, I'm in Waynesboro, VA near Shenandoah National Park
exploring Skyline Drive until leaf peeping season starts in October,
when I'll head back down the parkway for that visual treat. Check
back for pics to come.