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Day three was the rainiest yet, and it was also where our information on the river ended. We stopped in at another outfitter, Down River Canoe Company, to find out more about what was coming up and found out that there was a campsite coming up at Shenandoah River State Park. We reserved a site and paddled down. Other than the campsites inexplicably using gravel for their tent spaces, making it ridiculous to get stakes in, it was a nice place, and we were actually able ...
... paddle. Aunty and I sit back and relax and I even stick my foot in the cool water. John is super tired from his 20 mins of paddling (Hinesh had been paddling the whole way) so we return the boat.
We are starving for lunch and grab a bite at Thai Pavillion. We devour our food down. Uncle and Aunty had to doggie bag their pad thais as the servings were huge. We head home and again chill out before dinner.
Our farewell dinner is at Uncle and Auntys and again there is a ...
... up on some Netflix, but couldn't get a Netflix signal over their Wi-Fi, so settled on reading and listening to K106.7 on I Heart Radio over the Wi-Fi. Kind of cool to listen to stuff going on back home.
Tomorrow we head south again to Roanoke, via the Shenandoah National Park, and get to spend the next 5 nights in a hotel. In some ways I'm really looking forward to it, in other ways not. But the train show should be fun.
I'll keep you all posted.
... much nature makes me think of how fleeting the human footprint on this world really is... when you look at the bigger picture of the history of this planet. Finally it's time to head down and explore the town a bit... duck into a couple of its many mini museums and displays. The most memorable ones are an old gun factory. "So here's where it all started..." I muse... Then there's a marker showing how high the water has come in the many floods that have ...
... ridge which saw the main action of the battle.
Everywhere the Union army went in the South, blacks would flock for freedom. They would become 'contraband' to the north as they were deemed property. Many did paid work for the army, but if the Union lost the battle then the contraband went back South and often faced horrendous treatment and long arduous journeys. There is evidence that even freed black persons were rounded up and sent South.