Thursday, August 12, 2021

Post 2: Southbound Travels on Vacation


Last month, my husband and I took two weeks vacation. We drove from Atlanta, Georgia, to visit our son in Willimantic, Connecticut. You can see pictures from our northbound trip at

On our return trip, we stopped for a couple of days in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, and in Asheville, North Carolina.

Harper’s Ferry lies at the junction of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. The right header image has a view over the Potomac from Harper’s Ferry.

A railway bridge and another bridge for pedestrians cross the river. The Appalachian Trail follows the pedestrian bridge (see image). 

When we visited, ospreys had nested on the bridge. We saw an osprey fly to the nest carrying a fish. The image below shows an osprey on its nest. If you look closely, you can see the wing of a second bird.  

One of the historic attractions in Harper’s Ferry is John Brown’s Fort (see left image on header). This building originally housed a fire engine and now stands by the Potomac River.

Our next stop was in Asheville. We walked around the town and ate at different cafes with outdoor seating. We ate at a restaurant with Appalachian foods, a brewery and a French bistro. The image shows the colorful flowers and seating area of the French bistro. 

Unfortunately, we were in Asheville too early in the week for the musical entertainments. Maybe next time we visit! 

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