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Warren County

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  • Day79

    Day 79 - Different, But Same, Same

    July 9 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    We managed to get up in time for breakfast, but then had to share the breakfast room with lumpy women with fat kids & plain oddballs. It’s good for the diet, because I could only stomach a couple of bowls of cereal & Jackie had even less.

    We were soon back on the Blue Ridge Parkway, where we had left it & continued our progression north for the remaining 121 miles of the BRP to what I thought would be Royal Front, our intended stop for the day.

    The road was virtually devoid of vehicles, but this just encouraged the wildlife to congregate on the road. There were the usual deer, lots of birds of all sizes & suicidal black butterflies, that kept insisting on smashing into our bonnet. Well, everything else had!

    We passed Bearwallow Gap, Peaks of Otter & then stopped at the attractive Otter Lake. Upon getting out to take a photo, I noticed a sign advertising a 0.6 mile trail hike loop around the lake, that it suggested would take 45 minutes to complete. It seemed the perfect opportunity to stretch our legs & get some much needed exercise .

    The trail initially required us to negotiate some rather slippery looking stepping stones across a creek. Successfully completed, we then had to scale a muddy path taking us high above Otter Lake. All of a sudden it felt very remote & isolated & didn’t seem like such a good idea. What if we saw a bear now? How would we react?

    Luckily a bear didn’t materialise, but as I lead the way, I got covered in cobwebs & their spiders, all over my arms, face & hair. What didn’t get to stick to me, got Jackie instead. It didn’t make for a pleasant walk. As we neared the end, we came upon a group of young park rangers building a bridge over the creek. This was the only way to cross the creek without getting wet feet, so they luckily allowed us to walk across the narrow middle plank to the other side.

    Returning to the car, we put our foot down, passing Humpback Rocks, then arriving at the end of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Having driven every inch of the 469 miles of the scenic Parkway at a driving Miss Daisy pace, we were looking forward to a short day to sort out some domestic chores in Front Royal.

    To my surprise, as we exited BRP we arrived in Rockfish Gap. We were then immediately confronted with Shenandoah National Park. We drove to the entrance & instead of paying the $30 entrance fee, I waved my magic Parks Pass. Jackie wasn’t so impressed when she saw the sign telling us that Front Royal was 105 miles away following the Skyline Drive with it’s 35mph speed limit.

    We had no choice & we settled in for a 3 hour drive. It was very pleasant, but the scenery was no different than that on BRP. We passed through Turk Gap, Jones Run, Big Meadows, past Dark Hollow Falls, Skyland, Gooney Run Overlook & eventually arriving at Dickey Ridge, the other end of the Skyline Drive. We had only stopped twice to look out & take a photo!

    We dropped down into Front Royal, which was small but very quaint. We were easily persuaded to stay so we booked another Super 8 motel on Booking.com, then went for a drive round. We stopped at a car mechanics, who advised us where to go to hopefully get our hailstone damage looked at. We would call on them in the morning.

    After checking in at the motel, we went across the road to Spelunker’s. Apparently they had just been voted best burger in Virginia, but I was after their famous Frozen Custard. We shared a double scoop & like the Texan couple we met in St George said, ‘It is just creamy ice-cream, but overrated’.

    The receptionist recommended the local Italian, but I was now not that hungry. We walked to the supermarket to get some wine & I ended up accidentally buying a massive portion of Chinese, whilst Jackie had hummus & carrots. Back at the motel, I ate about a third of my Chinese before I was stuffed!

    The remainder of the evening was taken up trying to plan/decide where to stay for the final week of our trip.

    Song of the Day - Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver.
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  • Day2

    Front Royal, VA

    July 13, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 72 °F

    Up early & on the road again, everything seems to be working on the coach, only thing we found were a few sparrows nests in the awnings. Heading up I66 into the Shenandoah Valley to Skyline Ranch Resort for a few days via Walmart in Front Royal for supplies. Another scorcher with temp in 90s, even the locals say its hot !! Thunder, lightening & torrential rain late evening, but an hour later the ground is dry. Islay View in between 2 fifth wheels.Read more

  • Day4

    Skyline Ranch Resort

    July 15, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 82 °F

    This is a great place to chill, so decided to stay a few days. The temps are in the 90s, glad we have air conditioning. We've had a busy couple of days reorganising the compartments outside so we can fit in our Brompton foldup bikes we brought from the UK. Also unpacked cases and moved things around inside and we still have empty cupboards for more stuff. We're taking daily walks round the campground checking out the RVs. Saw fireflies & bats last night as it was getting dark, which was cool.Read more

  • Day6

    Cleaning Day

    July 17, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 84 °F

    Stew's doing the outside & I'm doing inside. I've got the best deal as its mid 80'sF and sunny, but cool inside with the aircon on. Glad the icemaker is working well Stew's needing an endless supply of cold drinks.
    Hope to go to the pool today, they closed it yesterday just as we got there as there was a storm on the way. Thunder & lightening, bit not much rain.Read more

  • Day11

    Campground

    May 10, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 61 °F

    Wow, did I stumble onto a gem. This campground is amazing. The first two pictures are the drive in. The third is the cabin I'm staying in, it's $45/night! There are two guys in the cabin next to me. They rode a goldwing and a big BMW from Toronto. Sounds like they've ridden all over the US. Going to go sit with them a bit.Read more

  • Day12

    No view

    May 11, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 54 °F

    The view out my front porch is poor. I think today I will travel further south. the weather there will be better at the end of the week. I'll return here to see this road on my way back. This means I'll be spending more time on the highway in the rain with semis. Rats.

  • Day3

    We zijn op de Skyline Drive

    May 5, 2007 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Gisteren de camper opgehaald. Wat bleek. Ons formaatje was er niet meer. Maar als service kregen we een slagje groter....een slagje? We rijden nu met een complete srv-wagen door de VS. Voordeel is dat hij spatje nieuw is. Hij heeft alleen nog maar gereden van de fabriek naar de garage. En da’s toch lekker, zo’n fris nieuw matrasje. Maar we voelen ons wel een beetje Henk Wijngaard in onze truck: 2 slaapcabines, een slaapbank, een eethoek, aparte douche en toilet, een complete opbergschuur onder de auto en natuurlijk 20 handige opbergvakken rond de auto.
    Gisteren gelijk naar Front Royal gereden. Een mooi 18e-eeuws Amerikaans dorpje. En een mooi stuk gereden van de Skyline Drive. En net toen Robbie na de middag wakker werd begon het te regenen. Dus onze eerste wandeling valt een beetje in het water.
    ‘s Avonds een Campbell-soup (jawel uit die mooie blikken) opgewarmd. Smaak: paddestoelen. Robbie heeft er van gesmuld.
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  • Day11

    Local lounge

    May 10, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    I'm at the Knotty Pine bar and lounge. They forgot to add "dive" to the name. I asked for a beer list and they had bud, coors, miller, and their lites, nothing else. Well, I feel like a local with a bud in front of me. There's not a big difference between Front Royal, VA, and anywhere else... at least on the surface. For example, there's still only a faint accent. Must be more subtle. Like the last restaurant I went in two different people started a conversation with me. And one person at this one. You know you can get a license plate with the "don't tread on me" snake on it? I was expecting to see a lot of economic depression but not in the towns I've seen along the interstates.Read more

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