Tag Archives: Sightseeing


Wordless Wednesday – August 19, 2015


Sightseeing, if you can…

A few weeks ago we went on a short vacation, just to run away from home and look at unfamiliar scenery. One of our plans was to follow the Skyline Drive, which meanders down the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia.

There are lots of places to pull off and look down at the valley on either side of the mountains – farms, little towns here and there, and always forest.

20150728SkylineDrive04Unfortunately, as we drove on the valley below filled with fog.

20150728SkylineDrive05Then we had to crawl slowly through some road construction

20150728SkylineDrive06and finally the fog climbed up the mountain and surrounded us. The whole point of the Skyline Drive is scenery, and we couldn’t see any. So we headed downhill at the first exit and went to Luray Caverns instead.

20150728EnteringLurayCavernsWe were underneath the Shenandoah Valley instead of looking down on it from a mountaintop, but the view was a lot better.


Warm Wordless Thursday


Travel themes: Short

This week’s theme at Where’s My Backpack is “short”. Ailsa has some great photos of shortness – don’t miss her post! And then, of course, share your own short pictures. But, to keep this from getting too long, here’s my photo:

ShortGreekFlowersNo, I don’t know what these flowers are – only that they grow low to the ground on the Greek island of Corfu.


Warm Wordless Wednesday


Weekly Travel Stone Horizon

This week, Ailsa is asking us for travel photos showing “Stone”. Ooh good, I have lots of pictures like that! On the other hand, the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge wants “Horizon” pictures – and I have plenty of those, too.

What to do, what to do…

How about pictures showing off both themes?

ChacoRuins8Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. In the distance, you can see a cliff; roughly rectangular blocks of stone have fallen at its base. Close up, a cluster of the enigmatic Chaco ruins, carefully built of roughly rectangular blocks of stone.

ChacoRuins2When Chaco was inhabited, about a thousand years ago, travelers approaching the area must have struggled to tell the buildings from the cliffs behind them.

Wordless Wednesday, October 23, 2013