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6 hrs, 16.1 kms
The Shenadoah River is a beautiful river with perfectly spaced horseshoe bends down the valley. Unfortunately you can't appreciate these from ground level. I do come across one of these bends, and decide to go ahead and take my video clip here, to have at least one next to the river. I'm in a bit pressed for time, so I can't spend a lot of time exploring the river. I kind of rush through my next town, ...
... the Battle of Cedar Creek towards the end of the war, the Confederates launched an attack on Union forces, defeating them and taking a lot of supplies--only to be defeated by Union reinforcements led by Sheridan shortly after.
You will notice that streets and highways are named after the Southern generals, Lee, Jackson, Early and NOT the Union generals. Not surprised. This area was the breadbasket of the Confederacy and ...
4 hrs, 8 kms
Note: date has been changed to keep towns in geographic order.
On down the road is another relic of the past--not so distant past this time: a drive in movie theatre. This was the place to be (with your date, of course!) 60 years ago. Nowadays there are just a couple left.
I'm struck with the realization that the American love affair with cars was actually stronger 60 years ago than it is today, if you can believe that. Back then drive ...
... log cabin houses--I choose one as my video backdrop.
Glancing in the window of one, I have to do a double take--those look like pioneer era utensils on the rough kitchen wall. A museum? Nope. That's just somebody's kitchen. On one side is your regular stove and fridge, and on other side the kitchen looks like a kitchen would look back ...
... one (which was in English on the cover).
Somewhere in Florida we'll look for another RV place where we can get an English version.
Remember Deb took notes at the RV center? Good thing!
Deb remembered a beautiful drive through the Shenandoah National Park at age 12, so we chose a longer route to NC to see it. It was pretty, and the views beautiful, but between it being a bit early in the season ...