Last week, it occurred to me that I had never taken myself for a long drive, just for the sake of a drive. Sure, my family drove the Alpine Loop just for the scenery together. Once. But I've never been on such a drive all by myself.
So, Saturday, I did just that.
I drove from my house to Waynesboro, VA, via I-66W and I-81S, picked up some lunch (and a cherry limeade) at Sonic, then entered the Shenandoah National Park Skyline Drive via Rockfish Gap and drove ALL 105 miles north through the park, driving home via 1-66E.
It took 9 hours.
But for scenery like this, a gorgeous sunset, the most perfect road trip playlist in the known universe (I didn't skip one song and I always end up skipping songs on playlists I think will be great), and the confidence that I can have such an adventure? I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Click here for a map of my drive.
Sunset in the west:
Moonrise in the east:
Vintage-esque photos taken using the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone. And don't worry, I took pictures from my driving POV with my shifting hand only when it was free and it has a giant yellow button that I could see out of the corner of my eye. I didn't actually compose the pictures, which is why they might be off-balance or extra fuzzy.