Parking for last night we found ‘Creekside Campground’ I walked out of the motor home and water and steam was pouring out the hot water compartment. Huh, oh. It was not as bad as it looked. The tank had blown a ½” plug. I dug the old one out and had one to replace it. This had caused a leak in the pop off valve, which I do not have an extra. So tomorrow we will try to find one. Just a little bump in the road. It is still great to be on the road again. This is a beautiful little town. We went into town and ate at Sal’s Italian Bistro. The food was great, although a little high. Of course I figure $5 is high.LOL
We had a beautiful drive up the Shenandoah Valley yesterday and finished it today. You have to admire the beauty of this valley, and it is huge!!!! It is from 50 to 80 miles wide and 200 miles long. Also called the Big Valley. The rolling hills in the valley covered with grain, pasture with horses and cattle and beautiful old houses. There are some very picturesque barns and houses. We missed so many getting ready to shot it and trees or hills get in the way. We are not professional enough to want to stop and take the pictures, but there are times when we should. There are so many otters or ground hogs along the way it is unbelievable. They just sit up and look at you pass.
We blew the horn at the location where the AT goes under the Interstate. I am sure you realize for a trail to encompass 2167 miles it has to cross paths, streets, roads, highways, railroads, rivers and interstates. All the crossings are safe. Some rivers you cross on old RR bridges that have been converted to walkways. But most rivers are crossed on road bridges with a walk way attached. Most of the interstates are crossed by going under a country road underpass. Virginia has about 600 miles of the Appalachian trail in it. These were some of the most beautiful of the trail, and it was mostly an easy walk.
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