Saturday, July 16, 2011

Dears and deer

Morning at Loft Mountain Campground in Shenandoah National Park dawned brilliantly clear and bright.  Sun filtering through the trees and bright cloudless skies, temperatures in the low sixties –big change from July last year when it was 90+.  The campsites here are mostly circular pull thrus with various amounts of  camping area separated by lush walls of vegetation.  Nice neighborhood, an Airstream with three little ones who immediately introduced us to ”wine berries” which taste like raspberries and grow abundantly here.  Justin and his lovely assistants, Christine and Jenna, are scouring the whole area. 
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We idled away most of the morning then the old folks retired to the bed for reading and
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The culmination of the wine berry foraging was a delicious cobbler which Laura created.  Ah, the Airstream Life –good friends, beautiful girls and inspired cooking.
Our paltry attempt at exercise was a sunset walk –on the AT, if that counts.  There we saw signs of Bear and a couple more local beauties .

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