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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Shenandoah valley

Before heading out to Quicksburg to Purchase Apples.  I took these pictures at the breakfast bar in the hotel we stayed.
I needed a picture because I want to decorate a few like this myself.

Our room at the Holiday Inn express was comfortable, very clean and decorated nicely to.

A picture of Russ who goes everywhere with us.

Back on the road and passing some old barns along the way

Leaves turning some.

Paughs orchard up ahead

A peck is $6.00 and a peck of golden delicious they had bagged was $4.50 a peck.  Cannot beat the prices here and the beauty that surrounds it.

two bags of apples

Through Shenandoah to take a look at Shrine Mont - Orkney Springs.   Hope to stay a few nights soon.. Nice quiet respite and Steve loves it here.

Making our way there are some pretty leaf colors

I posted this place a time back and here is the link where I posted a little history


Homes have the nicest stone walls built around them

pretty flowers growing on the banks of the creek

Large circular bed planting taking looking toward the hotel

Looking towards the lake area

Meanwhile back at the house pulling in driveway.  I see the zinnias still going strong.

the colors of autumn

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Meems covered bridge

A drive to Paughs orchard in Quicksburg Va.  took us to see Meems covered bridge instead.    Just a pretty area for a stop to walk around, stretch our legs and take some pictures of the area. 
Meems bottom covered bridge in Shenandoah county, Virginia..
Sits across the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.

Current bridge is the forth one built.

The first one built between 1867 and 68 was destroyed by flood in 1870.

Replaced in 1871 only to be taken out again by flood waters in 1877

Third one constructed in 1878 , replaced 1894

  The bridge named after the Meem family who owned large tracts of land in the area.   Rock gathered from local quarries were used to build the abutments which extend below the river bed 10 feet.

October 1976 - vandals set fire and destroyed the bridge.  Timbers original to bridge were salvaged.   By 1979 the bridge was rebuilt and put back in service.

Slippery walk down to the river at the bridge

This is where we parked for the walk to the bridge

Looking across the corn field.

Heading to hotel because Paughs Orchard will have to wait until tomorrow.

a short clip of the bridge