June 17, 2014

Skyline Drive, VA 6.7.14

Everything was loaded yesterday afternoon so all we had to do was get up…have coffee…say goodbye to our friends, Don and Sandy, load the bird and hit the road.

We decided to run the Skyline Drive in VA. It takes you across the mountain tops and max  speed limit is 35…that gives you some idea what the road is like.

This is one of the 75 overlooks on the 105 miles of the Skyline drive.


Most of the overlooks have these beautiful stone walls….even the curves with steep drop offs have them.


Each was breath taking…..there were several hiking trails along the road….here are a couple hikers below.


One tunnel along the route….



Have to put the Hudson in to prove we were here….



We stopped for fuel and a group of horsemen were tying up and taking a rest stop. We were surprised that the cost of fuel on the Skyline Drive was no higher than most places.



Since we only have a 110 fridge we have to start the generator and let the fridge cool down every 5 or 6 hours. Jim is getting it ready. We’ll drive half an hour and make another stop to shut it off.



The Skyline Drive runs into the Blue Ridge Parkway….max speed 45mph….


No stonewall here….



We stayed on the Blue Ridge Parkway until we started to get low on fuel. There are no fuel stops here so you have to get off and head into one of the towns nearby. It was getting late so we ran I 81 until we got to Floyd, VA and took rt 8 back to the parkway and to our campground at Rocky Knob.



We will spend 3 nights here. Joanne and I are going to hike one or two of the trails tomorrow. I don’t think we’ll try the 10 mile one. Might have to save that one for the next trip.

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