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Weekend in the Shenandoah Valley

November 20, 2022 am30 11:32 am

Weekend getaways are not my usual. This one was sweet.

Cozy cottage, set right into the edge of the Blue Ridge. Visited with a former teaching fellow, now a principal. Hadn’t seen each other in over a decade. She credits me, I didn’t realize, with, well, her words: “I’ve always loved math, but this guy was the one that helped me find my passion and love for teaching math as an NYC fellow.” I was touched.

There wasn’t enough time, but we hiked into and up the Blue Ridge. Climbed 750′ to a breathtaking overlook (on the Appalachian Trail), and then detoured another 800′ down to an impressive little waterfall (81′, but the water wasn’t running heavy). We missed the foliage by a few weeks. I can only imagine.

And then a cute local diner, and a winery for tasting.

There wasn’t enough time for Luray Caverns. I guess there should be a return trip. 😀

View from the cabin

Shenandoah Valley from the top of the ridge

Joining the Appalachian Trail

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