Last week my mother and I spent a few days with my Uncle and his family in a resort area in McGaheysville, Virginia.
On our 4.5 hour drive to the area we took a short detour to the Shenandoah National Park where we drove a bit of the way on Skyline Drive, the only public road in the park that is 105 miles long.
This great mountain area is known as the Blue Ridge Mountains because of the bluish color they display when seen from a distance, and is a part of the greater Appalachian Mountains which covers a bit of area in Southeastern Canada all the way south-west, down the East Coast of the United States, passing through eighteen states (it completely skips over my home state of Delaware!) where it ends in Alabama.
Along with a large variety of wonderful flowers and animals (stay bloggy tuned for more pics from this trip!), this tunnel, entitled Mary's Rock Tunnel, was constructed in 1932 and is one of the many engineering feats completed on Skyline Drive.
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