Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Our World Tuesday - Shenandoah National Park

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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Anonymous said...

what a wonderful part of our country. I remember traveling this years ago. Very beautiful...even though I get a bit claustrophobic in those tunnels ;)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Great photography ~ must have been a great time ~ Carol (A Creative Harbor

Lovely to have you stop by ^_^

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Fun60 said...

Beautiful pictures. Every time I read about the Blue Ridge Mountains I always think of Laurel and Hardy singing about them. That tune will be with me for the rest of the day now.