Friday, October 14, 2016

We Heard The Banjos Playing!!

We are now in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and looking for our last hike on the Appalachian Trail. After searching the internet for a good trail we took off in the car Tammy rented and headed for that last hurrah. The road that took us to the trail head got narrower and bumpier the further we went. We were deep in the woods of Virginia and as we rounded the next corner we came across an old trailer which was obviously inhabited by someone who did not want to be around society.
The remoteness of the area was starting to freak us out a little but we kept going since it was our last hike. Further up the road we came across a huge pile of garbage along the side of the road.
This is not the same type of trails we experienced in Vermont but still we proceeded. Then we got to the trailhead and again came across a pile of garbage marking the spot. It was a unanimous decision, this was not the trail for us. Not wanting to give up we decided to make the hour long drive to Shenandoah National Park and try to find another trail head. After driving for what seemed like forever, we decided we were too hungry and had to go to the bathroom so changed our plans in favor of wine tasting and lunch. Our Inn keeper told us this morning about the Trump Winery in the area and being the good conservatives we are, the decision was made to support Trump and taste his wine.

We tasted the wine which lead to purchasing the wine and having lunch. Both were a very enjoyable experience since they took the place of our last hike on the Appalachian trail.
When we returned to our Inn we broke out the Mahjong tiles and everyone learned the game on tiles that no-one could read.

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