Shenandoah National Park
The Blue Ridge Parkway ends in Shenandoah National Park, so we drove straight into the park on the last leg of our road trip.
Upon our arrival, the campsites were full. We hadn’t reserved a spot ahead because the one we wanted to stay at was a first-come-first-served. But it was a really popular weekend at the park so no luck for us. We briefly thought about an RV park, but our little tent in the middle of a bunch of RVs didn’t appeal to us. Several hotels in the nearby town were already booked but we managed to find a room. Three cheers for a shower, a real bed, and TV!
^Do you collect National Park passport stamps?
We got some backcountry camping in the second night. Complete with nearby coyotes—their sounds in the night always remind me of Little House on the Prairie. Some deer stopped near our tent for a visit after dark. They sounded just like human footsteps slowly walking towards us and it completely freaked us out until Ben opened the tent and shined a flashlight out and we saw what it was. Brief moment of panic ended with a sigh of relief.
Happy trails…good times! 🙂