Our first trip last year was a camping expedition to the famous Paducah Quilt Festival in western Kentucky, the first thing on my wife's bucket list. But we took the LONG way around to get there, starting with Shenandaoh National Park in Virginia.
We crossed the border at Niagara Falls, and drove as straight south as the roads would let us. We camped in the valley, but spent a wonderful day driving Skyline Drive within the park. We had been there once before, 40 years ago, and found the views just as nice as they were back then.
But when we first drove up the mountain in the morning, the view was more like this! The fog was thick, but moving fast. We wondered if we'd see many views at all.
Then the breeze began blowing the clouds out, and back in again. For awhile they stayed mostly down in the valley below us.
At one point, stopped at an overlook, we turned around to see this wall of fog advancing quickly up the road to engulf us.
This is the picture I got before it arrived, the sunlight playing across the far slope.
By noon though the fog was gone, and the sun was out as we worked our way south. I got my chance to hike a short stretch of the Appalachian Trail too.
And we did see a little wildlife - this deer fed peacefully not far away, seemingly undisturbed by our company.