Weird! I just looked at comments you have all made-and realized I had not posted them on line-don’t know how I got out of the habit. BUT I really do love hearing from you and knowing you get to read some of our posts. We love being able to look back and remember, as well as give people information when they ask, by going back to a blog. Just met a couple going to Toronto, CA and told them about a campground our friend Teri found for us. At any rate thanks for the comments.
This country in Virginia, along the Blue Ridge Mountains and in the Shenandoah Valley is quite incredible too. We drove up here on Highway 81, but learned that it parallels Highway 11. I did not know the extent of this highway 11 and up here they say it is the Main Street of Shenandoah Valley. You go right through all the little towns that have been here from the late 1700’s and so much Civil War History is here. We are staying in farm country at LuRay near the “Endless Caverns”. We are close to Harrisonburg and they have the most wonderful tourist office in a historic old house-also on Main Street. The ladies in there have given me everything to do that I want. And they found us the best vegetarian resturant for lunch today. We are in Starbucks again so that I can blog and not use up all of our data time on the MIFI.
So far on Highway 11 we have seen a county seat where the courthouse was designed by Thomas Jefferson and where he was sworn in to the House of Burgess. I have been most impacted by the beauty here and the horror of the Civil War, where the Union burned down all the farms, towns and grain mills-because this was a breadbasket for the South.
U.S. Route 11 is a north–south United States highway extending 1,645 miles (2,647 km) across the eastern United States. The southern terminus of the route is at U.S. Route 90 in the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge in eastern New Orleans, Louisiana. The northern terminus is at the United States-Canada border in Rouses Point, New York. The route continues across the border in Canada as Quebec Route 223. U.S. 11, created in 1926, largely follows the route of the original plan.