S: Strasburg Vacation 2011
FC: Summer Vacation 2011 | The Morgans in the Shenandoah Valley Strasburg, VA
1: EXPLORING | Here we come! Covered Bridge in Mt. Jackson, Virginia | Virginia's Covered Bridges - also known as "kissing bridges" - numbered more than 100 back in the early 1900s, dwindling down to about 50 in the mid-1930s. Today, only eight authentic timber-covered bridges survive.
2: Back of the house | Driveway leading to the house... | Front view | Hopes Haven, on the Shenandoah River Strasburg, VA
3: Steps leading to the River | Firepit by the River... | "Let the mountains talk, let the rivers run. Once more, and forever." D. Brower | The Shenandoah River is 57 miles long and meanders through both Virginia and West Virginia...
4: Relaxing on the Shenandoah at Hopes Haven
5: "STRONG LIKE BULL"
7: IF YOU.VE SEEN THE WENDY'S COMMERCIAL THEN YOU'VE SEEN BERRYVILLE@ AND NOW WE'VE BEEN THERE!
8: HISTORIC HARPERS FERRY; always need one civil war side trip...!
9: The fire engine building is where John Browns infamous raid ended...he was hung 3 months later.
10: "A cigar ought not to be smoked solely with the mouth, but with the hand, the eyes, and with the spirit." -- Zino Davidoff | The Morgans love their campfires...!
11: Kelly Anne turns 18 yrs and has her first "cubano" cigar with Dad! | Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. -Garrison Keillor
13: Approximately 3 minutes after this picture was taken, Terri descended from the swinging bridge, fell and broke her ankle. She was pretty tough; we didn't know it was broken until 3 days later,,,!!!
14: "Iron Mike, a statue dedicated to the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps. stands outside the visitor center in the Shenandoah National Park...(Kelly wants to know where these guys are in "real life"..)
15: ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL VIEWS FROM SKYLINE DRIVE!
16: DARK HOLLOW FALLS AND HIKING TRAIL
18: This is our first bear sighting in over 10 years of vacationing in Virginia...it was great. Photos by Kelly Anne
19: Of the three bear species (black, brown, and polar bears) in North America, only the black bear lives in Virginia. | Big Meadows, Skyline Drive | Adult black bears are usually 4 to 7 feet in length and can weigh between 175-500 pounds. | Bears may live up to 30 years in the wild...
20: "Be careful going in search of adventure - it's ridiculously easy to find." -William Least Heat Moon
21: Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountains and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we will ever learn from books.... J. Lubbock
22: SEE YOU NEXT TRIP!!!!