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NO WALTONS HERE

IMG_0127Say the words Shenandoah or Blue Ridge Mountains to me and it would previously conjure up the Waltons, folk songs and early Americana. But while Skyline Drive and the Shenandoah National Park certainly take you away from the rush of modern city life, somehow the mere fact that it is a car drive as well as hikes that bring people here to cool off in the mountains, misplaces the thought of racoon hunting or dueling banjos. Escape yes, Waltons no.

Linda on L and I

Linda on L and I

My friend and fellow author, as well as naturalist and artist, Linda Johnston, drove nearly two hours to take Cristal and I on a great hike, gab and catch up. Linda, I’m going to try to remember what Mountain Laurel looks like.

Mountain Laurel

Mountain Laurel

And goodnight, John-Boy…