There's still more to tell about our trip a couple of weeks ago so I'll try to cover the next several miles.
The increased elevation of Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park was a welcome relief from the record breaking temps of the eastern states. We found Skyline Drive to be a beautiful ride.
Back in the 1930's the Civilian Conservation Corps were instrumental in the developement of one of the country's first National Park to be established in the eastern United States. This statue at the Big Meadows visitor center honors these men.
There he is!!! Did you see him? I almost had put my camera away when I spotted him (or her?) scrounging for berries in the woods. D stopped and turned around and we sat on the bike for a few moments to watch him and snap a few photos. My wildlife goal is met. Now I think I'll put a moose on the list!
When we came to the end of Skyline Drive near Waynesboro (after a very young park ranger stopped to kindly remind us that the speed limit was 35 mph :) ) I did a little research and found that nearby Staunton, VA was home to Rachel's Quilt Patch in the historic downtown.