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Month: May 2017

Natural Bridge, Virginia

Natural Bridge, Virginia

While living in Washington, DC, I got a lot of recommendations to visit Natural Bridge, Virginia.┬áNatural Bridge is just a short 3 hour and 15-minute drive from the city. I didn’t know much about the area, honestly. But, once┬áI read a little about Natural Bridge, I added it to our DC bucket list. Unfortunately, our weekends during the short time we lived in the area quickly filled up. So, when we began planning this road trip I figured this was…

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Peaks of Otter on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Peaks of Otter on the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is an iconic roadway through the Appalachian Highlands with 469 miles of winding roadways and stunning vistas. The Blue Ridge Parkway is the Utah Route 12 of the East Coast. We drove Utah Route 12 last year through breath-taking Utah scenery on our cross-country road trip. This year we decided to drive a portion of the East Coast equivalent, the Blue Ridge Parkway. This drive connects Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National…

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Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

The first stop of our 2nd road trip was a place we visited often during our stay in Washington, DC. Charlottesville is definitely picturesque Virginia countryside at its finest! The beautiful rolling hills of the Appalachian Mountains are lined with vineyards and farms. Charlottesville is home to the University of Virginia, founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, and also lies at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Shenandoah National Park is only a short distance away, and the town…

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Cross-Country Road Trip, Take 2

Cross-Country Road Trip, Take 2

As we began to prepare for our second cross-country road trip in 9 months, I had to prepare mentally more than anything else. Although I was really excited to embark on another adventure across the great United States of America, the thought of the end of our last road trip crossed my mind a few times. If you remember, our road trip in 2015 ended with a mad dash from South Dakota to Washington, D.C. We front-loaded the trip with…

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