Getting There - Aneel's Travelogue

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Road Trip day 6: Great Smoky Mountains to Seneca Rocks Cabins, WV, Thursday, 21 July 2016 3:17pm

It takes us about an hour and a half to make and eat breakfast and break camp. We hit the road before 9 am (!) and headed north into Virginia. After crossing the border we decided to grab a pastry. We accidentally found a little Balkan bakery (with the Republic of Macedonia flag hanging on the wall) that sold us some tasty bureks and sweet pastries (not sure the powdered sugar over the icing was actually required...).

After a fairly nice drive, we stopped in Blackburg, to visit Lifto, Liz, and Sarah. We helped walk a windhound, saw a community garden, had delicious french food, visited a kitten who's being fostered, and had some time to catch up.

The road north into West Virginia was gorgeous. Smooth curves through pastureland and forest. We passed cattle, goats, sheep, and a field full of deer (and one on the road), and spotted a goldfinch and a blue bunting. We're now in a cabin, a little way north of Seneca Rocks, where we'll be rock climbing tomorrow.