Another Metro. We owned three of them, It is a sweet little car with an MG engine.
We had a great start Yesterday AM. And the best surprise was the traffic on Hwy 30 thru Gettysburg & York was very light with lite overcast skies. A great drive. We took I-81 South. We love the Shenandoah’s. I looked over at the mountains, we truly enjoyed hiking there, twas easy and nice. BUT I remembered that was the only place I got lost while we hiked the AT. The trail is well marked and the hike in the Shenandoah’s is just as pretty as they look. Somehow I missed a blaze and we got on an animal trail for a while, before we had to back track.
Anyway our plans were to stop in Christiansburg and overnight. Just before that city I saw a HUGE scar coming across one of the huge mountains and down into the valley. Cleared land and what looked like huge pipe sections scattered in the cleared area.
We made guesses about it but then turned our attention to the beautiful sights all around us. AT CHRSTIANSBURG we LEARNED. NO SITES anywhere in the area for overnight campers. The owner of the park came out (He usually waits inside or we self-register). We knew something was different. He apologized, “THE PIPELINE workers have taken every site in the area, for a year!” SHUCKS!
We were only 3 hours from home, so we drove on in. this entry is on the same computer but in our bedroom in North Carolina.
Yes we are very glad we took the short trip. I am not sure I am happy with some realizations or things we discovered that affect big decisions in the near future.
Please give us some attention in your prayers. A couple Hail Mary’s can’t hurt, and I appreciate all positive thoughts. Maybe I will cover a little tomorrow. We are beat. That is 2-3 hours more than we usually drive, since reaching our 80s!