Read about Part 2 of our trip here.
The third day we pretty much just woke up, enjoyed yet another glorious breakfast at the B&B, then headed for home. We did stop by C'ville Coffee on our way out of town for Will's espresso though. I got a yummy latté as well, but I was regretting it about an hour later when we were headed up Skyline Drive without a bathroom in sight! We finally found a port-a-potty, which was, of course, about a mile before a rest stop with an actual bathroom. Oh well. I enjoyed the drive much more after that!
Google maps had told me it would only take about an extra hour to drive home via Skyline Drive, so we planned to get on at the south end and do the whole length of it. We didn't have any cell phone reception, so without my GPS to guide me I just went on faith.
We stopped after lunch to do the hike to Dark Hollow Falls. I am not a fan of hikes that go downhill first and then back uphill because I can't stop thinking the whole time that the lower we go the more I'll have to climb on the way back! This turned out to be a good length for us though, and a very pretty hike.
|Dark Hollow Falls|
|The falls just kept falling|
After our hike to the falls, the drive started to seem pretty long. The curvy road had started to really get to us (or our stomachs, rather). It had been almost 3 hours of driving time and we still hadn't even gotten as far as Lurray! My faith in Google maps was misplaced, it seems. I really missed having my GPS to tell me exactly when we'd be arriving home. We bailed off Skyline Drive at the next opportunity, and banged out the last couple hours of our trip.
|We had to get home to this girl!|
|And this girl!|
But life in the meantime ain't so bad either. We live in a pretty gorgeous place as it is...
We're quite lucky :-) And an occasional break lets us appreciate that all the more.