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Monday, August 16, 2010

Skyland Resort (Shenandoah National Park, VA)

If you have missed any of my posts from the fabulous Birthday Trip to Virginia, go to my sidebar and scroll down to labels. Click on BIRTHDAY 2010 --and you can see all of the posts.

Today, I'm showing you a little of the resort where we stayed the 2nd night of our vacation. This resort (Skyland Resort) is found on the Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park. I'm not sure I liked it as well as the Peaks of Otter, but it was a beautiful place --and I would go back. We had a room right on the edge of the mountain with a view of the valley below.

Here are some of the pictures from Skyland Resort... Above is a map of the Skyline Drive (which is north of the Blue Ridge Parkway). You can see the Skyland Resort on this map.. Below are more pictures.

This was the unit where we stayed at Skyland. We were about in the middle on the ground floor.. PERFECT!!!

There were deer all over the place ---and they didn't seem to be afraid of the people or the cars...

Here is our little patio --which looks down into the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding mountains.. I took this picture to show you the patio--but didn't realize at the time that I also gave you a reflection in the window of the view behind me.... AND you can also see our books and lamp on a table inside ---plus ME taking the picture... That's alot of 'stuff' in one photo... ha

After a delicious dinner --which included some Blackberry Ice Cream Pie (to die for), we sat on our patio and watched a gorgeous sunset.

The next morning was a beautiful, cool (in the high 50's/low 60's) and very clear morning. George just had to get outside and take some more pictures before we left.

This was our view of the Shenandoah Valley below on that gorgeous, cool and clear morning... WOW!!!!

I will share some more pictures from Skyland Resort in another post...BUT--tomorrow I'll digress and show some pictures along the Blue Ridge Parkway before we got to Skyline Drive... Bet I have really confused you!!!!! ha

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. We did --although it is still EXTREMELY hot on the Cumberland Plateau even NOW.... I think that Tennessee has had one of the hottest summers EVER. We are anxiously awaiting FALL.