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    Hi Guys,

    I was going over some of my old posts and that reminded me of a lot of events in my life. Ah memories!!When reading one of my threads it reminded me how much time has passed. I started a post on photos of the Virginia countryside;
    http://wdisneysecrets.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4687

    The location is a place called the Peaks of Otter. It is on a beautiful mountain road called the Blue Ridge Parkway. The parkway was constructed during the depression by many of the CCC type groups. It is one of my favorite places...anyway I know that I like to know what you all are doing, so thought I would share.

    We are heading back this Veteran's Day to visit the Peaks. It has been a few years since all the families made the trek. Most of our kids are in college now so finding time that we all can get together is precious. Of course our kids want to bring their boyfriends too. Oh well. I guess you need to adjust right?










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    Oh Dan, that brings back some memories :) the photos were gorgeous.

    I still have the calender you sent, I couldn't throw it away because the scenes were so beautiful.

    Please don't forget to take some photos this time









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    Oh thanks Wendy. Yes I remember exchanging calendars...that was cool. I am glad you liked it. If you ever get to Virginia, drop me a line. I could show you around my region. The mountains are like 3 hours away. You would love taking the Blue Ridge Parkway. The scenery from the top of the highway is awesome. You get views like the photo of our crew around every bend of road and it goes on for some 200 - 300 miles. Awesome.










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    It's one place that Chris really wants to go one day, he loves taking photos. We went to Yosemite about 7 years ago and he has some beautiful photos from there.

    It's one of those places that are on our list to visit one day









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    :)

    I hope you have a great time going back... kids boyfriends and all





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    Thanks Mari,
    Hey know what would be cool to stage the photo of the group in the same spot, just a few years older and with the uggggh new boyfriends...










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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchinherskip, post: 265434
    Thanks Mari,
    Hey know what would be cool to stage the photo of the group in the same spot, just a few years older and with the uggggh new boyfriends...
    that sounds like a brilliant idea :D









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    My dad was living in that part of VA when he passed in 1987. The Peaks of Otter and Smith Mountain Lake are beautiful. Can't say as though I've ever been in the fall however.





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    John, it really is the BEST time to go! Well, maybe spring with the wildflowers...oh wait the summer is great too, lots of streams to wade in...what am I saying...the winter covered in a mantle of white...well I guess anytime is a good time to hit the Peaks.










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    Hey Wendy, I think I will do that. I will get as many of the crew up there as possible. Take one with them all in the same location. I guess I will print a picture first and use that as our guide. Then I guess we will take a new one with all the crew (yes boyfriends too). That is a pretty long hike to the top of flat top but I think I have a few more climbs left in the old body.










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