The Collins House Inn
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... and after setting up the tents we got straight on with cooking, although we were making cottage pie and Mabs and Jo didn't need my help so I played catch with Lexx for a bit. I then did some laundry, ate dinner and got changed into my onesie as it isn't cold but there was a chill in the air tonight, then we started watching Bad Neighbour but everyone dwindled away to bed and I didn't want to disturb everyone so I retreated to bed ...
... but after 2 miles spotted them another mile or more away on a bald knob. We decided not to pursue them, but enjoyed the views along the way. This is a lovely highland area that reminded us much of our home in West Virginia, and Dolly Sods Wilderness area, which is in our own backyard. Still, one never tires of such beauty, wherever it may be found!
After our hike we drove back to Marion, Virginia, and had a late lunch at a barbeque place there.
We met up with AJ (our nephew) and Allison, who are hiking the Appalachian Trail. We had breakfast together at the Apple Tree Restaurant in Marion, and they told us all about their adventure on the trail. They are 1/4 of the way through and Virginia has the longest stretch of trail. They took a week off for AJ to collect his PHD diploma, then headed back on the trail. Their packs weigh about 40 pounds, and we watched as they reorganized them with ...
Today was a great day. Breakfast at the Best Western was perfect, oatmeal, coffee and OJ, all for $2.50. Rt 522 from the hotel to Port Royal was a great 4 lane country road and didn't feel like a highway. Entered Sky Line Drive on the North side. Sky Line Drive/Shenandoah National Park was majestic. The views and twisties, (curves) ...
... and they have been serving hot dogs since
1925. The building has its own
history. It was the birthplace and early
home of the wife of President Woodrow Wilson, born upstairs in 1872, the
seventh of eleven children to a local judge and his wife.
The KOA is awesome, too.
Nicely wooded and quiet… at least until later this afternoon. It is sold out for the weekend and campers