I spent most of the last 36 hours, sort of off the web. We took a long weekend (not over yet) and went to the Skyline Drive and Shenandoah Valley area. The trip was unstructured, with a few anchor points we wanted to see, along with whatever our paths crossed. No hotel reservations were made. Saturday we stopped at a hotel above the clouds in the mountains for lunch. We asked, they had a room and plans were made for a night above the clouds. We had time for the first of two distillery tours Saturday afternoon at Copper Fox. Just before lunch we passed a small bear, eating along the stone wall on the side of the road, Saturday evening, 250 feet past our hotel we saw another young bear foraging (picture above, I have a nice video clip, blogger and I don't get along well enough for the video at the moment.) This morning there were two more bears, these mature adults, one crossed the road in front of us, and the other was climbing a rock face and munching on blackberries on the side of the road. Amazing four bears in 24 hours. We left the National Park afternoon today and stopped for our second distillery tour of the weekend at Catocin Creek in Perceville, VA. Interesting stuff, a classmate of mine asked me to partner with him on a distillery 15 years ago, I think I would have enjoyed it.
I don't know who that man is in the pictures, remember DG is never appears on this blog.