Might was well be honest. This has not been a good day.
Last night it rained like crazy. The rain hitting the top of the van woke me up a couple of times.
Today it is rainy and foggy. After we left Luray and got back to Skyline Drive the fog was VERY thick. It makes sense that the fog would be thicker up in the mountains. We are actually driving through low hanging clouds. What a difference from yesterday!
We finished Skyline Drive and started Blue Ridge Parkway. It runs at an even higher elevation (3000+ feet), so the fog/clouds are even thicker. There are times I literally can't see more than 20-30 feet in front of the van. So we have to drive very slowly, no more than 10-15mph. I'm afraid of hitting something. And the road, of course, is one turn after another.
They are saying on the radio that this weather pattern will continue through at least Wednesday. So I am considering cancelling the rest of the trip and heading for Aiken. There is no fog once you get off the mountains.
Tonight we are "camped" at a Motel 6 in Roanoke, VA.
Tomorrow morning I'll listen to the latest weather forecast and make a decision. I really hate to cancel the rest of the trip, but driving in the fog means there are no sights to see. And it is very mentally exhausting. We'll see.
|Interesting information on the construction of Skyline Drive,||This sign is at the end of Skyline Drive and the beginning of Blue Ridge Parkway.||
Sorry these pix aren't very good. Hard to take meaningful, interesting pixs in a fog. The one on the right is sorta interesting. The dead trees looked very erie in the fog.
Food, ice, etc.: $11
So the Marine did what any squared-away Marine would do. He went around to his buddies and collected all the unwanted photos of women he could find. He then mailed about 25 pictures of women (with clothes and without) to his girlfriend with the following note:
"I don't remember which one you are. Please remove your pictures and send the rest back."