A Pleasant Country Loop and Shortcut to Skyline Drive

  Autumn has arrived. Where I live that means heavy weekend traffic from I-66 exit 13 west on Rt. 55 through Front Royal to the north end of Skyline Drive. In honor of the season today I will outline one of my favorite drives in the countryside in the area just east of the Blue…

Exploring The Blue Ridge Parkway

Most of us travel on the Interstate Highway System, established by President Eisenhower in the 1950’s. These highways are clearly a product of the modern era, designed to transport the military, civilians, and products at maximum speed and efficiency. Interstates are characterized by tense, high speed driving with huge tractor-trailer trucks rolling at 70 miles…