Hello, Virginia!

We successfully made our way out of Kentucky today. We had some rain, but overall the drive was uneventful, which is exactly how we like for them to be.

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As planned, we made a stop at the Cumberland Gap. We enjoyed the tunnel so much that we decided to drive through it not once, not twice, but three times. (Or we simply missed the turnoff for the visitor’s center and had to turn around and go back, but I will let you decide which you think it was…)

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We put a new stamp in our National Parks passport, officially completing the state of Kentucky, picked up a pin to start our third lanyard and a sticker for our refrigerator and watched a video on the Gap. Then, since we were already running a little behind our planned schedule for the day, it was time to hit the road.

Not too far down the road, we ran into this beautiful little sign welcoming us to Virginia. I squealed with delight, partly because we were entering a new state, and partly because we were that much closer to visiting with my dear friend. (More about her later. I have now been… challenged… so it may take me a while to complete that post. But stay tuned, because it will come… eventually.)

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We arrived later than planned, but we still had time to get parked, go out to eat, walk through town and see a beautiful display of Christmas lights. Tomorrow promises to be a fun-filled day of exploring and visiting. For now, though, I better get some sleep. 🙂

Until next time…