We crossed into Virginia on April 17th. and will only spend 4 nights here on the way to DC.

Our first campgrond was in an area of road construction, so just getting in was a struggle; but the campground itself was nice in spite of there being no cell service and no way to connect to the internet.

We were on the banks of the north fork of the Holston river; parts of the river had rapids but the part in the campground was quiet, shallow and lined with tall trees, and made for a pleasant evening walk.



Abingdon, the town we camped near was "historic" as all towns in this part of the country seem to be! There were some beautiful old homes as well as some run-down back country buildings.

Lexington, our second stop was also a "historic" town, and the home of the Virginia Military Institute. The capmground was easier to get into, but the roads in the campground we a nightmare to navigate. Again no WiFi, but the manager let me use the broadband in the office to get my email.

  A few miles from the camp was "Goshen Pass," a pretty area on the Maury River. We drove up to the pass to view the rapids and found that the picnic area is a real popular place with Black Swallowtail and Tiger Swallowtail butterfiles, the latter being the official state insect of Virginia.





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