Since Labor Day, my lazy roaming has felt more like Around the World in 80 Days.
I had final visits with my Maine family.
Highballed across Mass and NY to the NE Trek Rally.
Back to Jersey—the land of my roots—to visit with chums from schoolyard days and cousins unvisited for decades. The swath mown wide all the way to Front Royal, VA at the top of Skyline Drive, then down to the Blue Ridgeway Parkway for vistas even grander than any others of the last two years.
The pix above were taken at the same time from the same spot and differ only in the zoom magnification.
We southed with stops at Montecello, Appomattox, and a number of well-presented exhibits at visitor centers—most memorably, The Music Center and The Folk Art Center. We stopped at dozens of scenic overlooks, bypassed a couple of hundred more, and were treated to a palette of foliage colors that painted a continuous masterpiece.
So the tour on steroids and the absence of Wi-Fi or cell service are my excuses for having written little.
But I have lot of pix and soon my traveling companion returns to California and I will get to sort myself out.