Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War Roadtrip. Part 5 The Shenandoah National Park

Friday “Almost heaven, West Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River Life is old there, older than the trees Younger than the mountains, growing like a breeze Country roads, take me home To the place I belong West Virginia, mountain mama Take me home, country roads” ~ John Denver I actually lost count of the amount … More Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War Roadtrip. Part 5 The Shenandoah National Park

Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War Roadtrip. Part 5 Virginian Vineyards and Monticello

We arrived at Monticello, on the outskirts of Charlottesville early afternoon after an easy drive from the east coast of Jamestown. Monticello is well known as it was where Thomas Jefferson lived – nowadays it is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is perched up on a hillside and as such offers the most spectacular … More Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War Roadtrip. Part 5 Virginian Vineyards and Monticello

Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War Roadtrip. Part 4 Virginia

Tuesday We waved goodbye to our home from home in Washington DC bright and early, we were heading south into the large state of Virginia for a few days. Our first stop this morning was Mount Vernon, George Washington’s family home. Mount Vernon is situated about half an hour outside of Washington and the large … More Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War Roadtrip. Part 4 Virginia

Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War Roadtrip. Part 3 Washington DC

We arrived at our Washington DC base, an air b n b in the Capitol Hill area of the city, late afternoon in the pouring rain. Thankfully, we had minimal distance to unload our bags from the car and inside was some lovely treats such as coffee, popcorn, cookies and cereal bars. We took half … More Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War Roadtrip. Part 3 Washington DC

Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War Roadtrip. Part 2 the Battle of Gettysburg

We arrived at Gettysburg late afternoon, following a simple journey west on interstate 76 from Philadelphia. Our accommodation for the night was a basic but perfectly fine Super 8 Motel on the edge of town, a simple Uber journey away into the main town. We freshened up and made our way into town, heading for … More Adventures in America; a Founding Fathers and American Civil War Roadtrip. Part 2 the Battle of Gettysburg