IT'S LYNNY KANSAS
DON'T LET THE RUBY SLIPPERS,
OR THE DOROTHY INSPIRED NICKNAME
FOOL YOU., THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME,
BUT TRAVELING IS FUN.
One of the best-known covered bridges is the 204-foot single-span Burr arch truss known as Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge in Mount Jackson. The Meem's Bottom Bridge was constructed in 1892-93 from materials cut and quarried nearby for the massive arch supports and stone abutments, which extended 10 feet below the riverbed. It was deeded to the Highway Department in the 1930's in return for assuming its maintenance.
After spending some time at the bridge, we headed towards Luray where we stopped for lunch at the historic Mimslyn Inn. Sorry, no food pictures here folks! Lunch was excellent though - French Onion Soup and Ceasar Salad. The Inn is quite lovely, having undergone a major renovation just recently completed.
After lunch we drove to the Thornton Gap entrance to the Skyline Drive, (part of the wonderful Shenandoah National Park), which is very close to Luray. Heading North along the Skyline Drive, back towards Front Royal, we stopped at the many scenic overlooks to take in the view along the way. It was a hot and humid day, so unfortunately a lot of haze around obscuring the view. Still, it was well worth the $15 to enter the park.
Some of our views from the Skyline Drive.
We really enjoyed our lovely day of driving, (even more enjoyable as in Singapore we do not have a car). In the evening we had a fabulous dinner, just the two of us atThe Eiffel Tower restaurant in Leesburg. Virginia really is for lovers. Happy Anniversary to us, and and here is to next year.
Meems Bottom Covered Bridge - website
Shenandoah National Park - website
The Mimslyn Inn, Luray, VA - website
The Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Leesburg, VA - website
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