Craziness, right when we turned on the parkway, we came into thick fog and could hardly see cars coming at us. I was a little bummed, thinking the whole drive would be that way!! But then we got out and walked around a bit. Thick fog like that is amazing... its so quiet, and still...
(Bye the way, Hi Sara! look we took you with us!)
Right after I resolved that the fog was cool, a little further up the road it cleared up. Praise the Lord!We stopped at this historical spot called Mabry Mill. It was an old fashioned water powered mill, used back before everything went electric. The kids were entrhalled with the water troughs, the mechanics of the wheel, and the plum old fashionedness of it. "They don't even makem like this anymore...."
You could walk in and talk to any of the historical representatives, (and try not to be totally distracted by their accent.) JJ asked all kinds of questions figuring out how the mill works, and I think he even understood them. I was in pure bliss, I felt like I was in the middle of a movie... the whole day was amazing!! Later that evening, we found another little stop called the Natural Bridge, and then camped out in the Shenandoah National park. So just wait, there's more!! -Hugs