Wednesday, June 30, 2010
...to visit a great town, maybe see a dance;
if you want charm, then this is your place,
Winchester's alive, and ahead in the race.
Known for it's apples a few years ago,
the city now puts on a whole new show;
gentrified, maybe, don't find that the case,
wonderful town, and a beautiful place.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
on the Shenandoah River and fully alive;
offers rest for the traveler, and for those who crave....
....Skyline Caverns offer a glimpse at a cave.
The Front Royal Cardinals play baseball here,
at Bing Crosby Stadium, where you can watch or drink beer,
Bing donated the building and land for the park,
the town added lights so they can play games after dark.
Monday, June 28, 2010
must be nice to see, in fact to see it all.
We're kind of going at a slowed down pace,
140 miles with at 35 mile speed limit, it isn't a race.
These fall photos mark our final day,
we've sure had a wonderful stay;
Virginia is a rural state, some big cities too,
this is my favorite part, how about you?
Sunday, June 27, 2010
we'll travel it together, me and you.
Narrow and long it's not a long drive;
140 miles but it'll bring you alive.
Ol' Larry was here when he was nine,
and back again, one other time;
it's the lure of the mountains, or being up high,
don't know, but it's here under the sky.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
this town adds another nice face;
if mountain scenery is what you like most,
Waynesboro would make an awful nice host.
It's out last stop, before we go...
..on Skyline Drive, where twice long ago;
Ol' Larry once drove and where he once went with his dad,
always remembered a wonderful trip to be had.
Friday, June 25, 2010
there are a few people who join the pace;
this is vacation country and the trail runs through,
Appalachian wilderness, sticks to us like glue.
People hike that trail from Georgia to Maine,
and some come back to hike it again;
not my kind of walking, too old to climb those hills,
imagine the beauty seen in mountains and waterspills.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
buildings and grounds all get a high-five;
steeped in tradition, image aware,
all helps the visitor show proper care.
Still in the Blue Ridge, rural too,
it's the historic buildings that will thrill you,
two hundred year old farmhouses and barns,
bring back memories of grandpas yarns.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
buried treasure, and a winery.
The Nation D Day Memorial is here too,
look at downtown, is that for you?
A larger town on the Appalacian Trail,
with the Peaks of Otter in the morning vail,
beauty surrounds you in the place,
are you sure you don't want to join the race?
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
and who wouldn't want to be here by the way,
U S route 221 is called the Blue Ridge Highway,
it goes quite a distance, that's my way.
It must be nice to wake up here,
with all the natual beauty near;
of course other place have their claim too;
I like them all, I'm sure you would too.
Monday, June 21, 2010
but still small enough to make a stop worthwhile;
a suburb of Roanoke is what the place is now,
but there are still farms, even some with a cow.
It's a nice place to rest, and sits on some trails,
nice, friendly people who smile at what ails...
...some of the country, people who live..
..up in big cities, that have nothing to give.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
farms, a mine for coal, we've been dealt an ace;
if you like scenery, we're in the right state,
all that I've seen has amounted to great.
Tazewell was once the smallest town,
to own a trolley, which caused no frown,
the tracks taken up now, so it's in the past;
sometimes I worry that small towns wont last.
Friday, June 18, 2010
three thousand people and a Wal-Mart, that's what it's got,
except for the scenery, which adds a great deal,
if you live here it's free, if you don't it's a steal.
Near the southern end of the Skyline Drive,
now, that's the time to be glad you're alive;
we're going to see, what is some of the best,
and it all starts here in Virginia's west.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
and home of the "Natural Tunnel", one the earths holes,
formed by a stream taking the 'easy way out';
Natural Tunnel State Park, gives this small town it's clout.
A train runs through here and a manmade near by,
it's a big deal when you stand in the end and see the sky,
So, sixty-two people and one neighborhood,
make up the town, where life is good!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just for you,
it's a wonderful small town, on the trail...
..of the lonesome pine..it just won't fail.
What scenery there is! It's just for us,
a small town tucked away from the fuss...
..almost. A new prison built here,
has caused complaints, little fear.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
35 miles or abandoned railbed, not all for the frail;
don't think that in my mind, I'd like, I should
take a six day round trip myself, if I could.
This part of Virginia, has so many places,
for us to explore, with smile on our faces;
natural tunnels, hills and creeks,
mountains to climb to put red in our cheeks.