Thursday, April 19, 2018

Happy Thankful Thursday!


Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope you all have a great day!

Recently hubby and I went on an overnight trip to Shenandoah National Park. We stayed at the Skyland Resort in a nice room with a balcony. 

This is a view from one of the overlooks on the Skyline Drive. We started the drive at Front Royal and drove down the Skyline Drive to Skyland, Big Meadows and a little past Big Meadows. 



We walked on the Big Meadows, a little windy but it was a warmer wind.


We spent the night at the Skyland lodge and hotel. Our room was on the second floor and we had a great view of the valley from our balcony. 


There were Robins all over the place. 





 We saw lots of deer later in the evening and in the early morning 


We did see a lot of wild turkeys along the drive and in the woods. 


We took a walk the first day on the Limberlost Trail. Along the trail we heard and saw some Blue-headed Vireo's, Hermit Thrush and Juncos. 






Till this trip we missed seeing the sunset/sunrises at Shenandoah NP. We went on many day trips and left way before sunset to drive home. Years ago we went on many camping trips to Shenandoah NP, my days of camping and sleeping on the ground are long gone.







I am thankful to see the wildlife, like the deer and wild turkeys.
I am thankful for the beautiful sunsets, a simple pleasure I enjoy.
I am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


Thank you Michelle for hostingHappy Monday, enjoy your day and new week! Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday


Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

55 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen!
    You always have such beautiful photo!
    The sunset/sunrises photos are gorgeous!
    Have a nice day!
    Greetings!

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  2. Hello. In a beautiful place you were on a trip, close to nature. You certainly enjoyed eyes with widoakami, birds, deer and a wonderful sunset. Regards .

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  3. Hello,

    Wonderful views! Shenadoa np looks like a beautiful place. Cute deers!

    Happy Thursday!

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  4. Beautiful pictures . . .
    I am thankful you share your trips and trails for us to see.
    Gorgeous sunset . . . Liking your “shadow couple” picture!

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  5. UAU!!! Lindas, uma mais do que a outra!ADOREI! beijos, lindo dia! chica

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  6. Looks like a great little getaway!

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  7. ...what a beautiful area, I'll put it on my list.

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  8. That first shot is breathtaking. Love the sunset shots and everything in between. This is one of my favorite areas to visit. I spent a lot of time taking weekend trips to Virginia when I lived in Raleigh in the 90s. Have a wonderful day!

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  9. One of my favorite parks there is always plenty to see and do there...I call what I do camping but my van is very cozy unless its cold...then brrrrr

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  10. I'm thankful to see these photos. It's like a little virtual trip for me to enjoy your trip!

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  11. What a beautiful get a away. That sun is gorgeous.

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  12. Beautiful skies!
    Have a great day!

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  13. Thanks for taking me along.

    I love skywatch. But the shot with the junco among the lichen-covered branches was cool.

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  14. I'll say you caught beautiful sunsets! Awesome!

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  15. Hari OM
    OH my... that is gorgeous... and as for the last sun photo... sigh.... YAM xx

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  16. wow...looks like a beautiful place, perfect for you!! i googled it and i think the hubs and i would enjoy it as well. i will add it to the bucket list!!

    gorgeous images of the sun, i am not a camper, i never have been. i want a beautiful bed and room service!!

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  17. Hello Eileen!
    Wow! Such a beautiful place to visit!
    Great scenery too! Wonderful pictures of the deers and the cute Robin bird!
    Love your sunset-sunrise photo! Great captures and lovely colors!
    Have a happy weekend!
    Dimi...

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  18. What a beautiful place. I have never been to the Shenandoah, but I'd love to see it someday.

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  19. A nice day outside, lovely. The birds are beautiful.

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  20. I haven't visited any national park for a long time.. Last I visited Yosemite last year.. :(

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  21. That view is magnificent from your room.. love the bird hidden in all the tree branches

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  22. So very beautiful!!! Your sunrise and sunset are just exquisite! How I love those parts of the day! Have a wonderful weekend1

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  23. Hello Eileen,
    That was a nice trip. A wonderful location with a nice view of your hotel. Nice pictures.

    Greetings from a warm Netherlands,
    (especially 29 degrees for this time of the year)
    Marco

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  24. SUCH a pleasure to be with you and to enjoy your photos, Eileen!

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  25. Your sunset pics are beautiful, Eileen!

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  26. Ditto to camping in comfort. We have slept on tarpaulins, with just ground underneath, thin foam sheets, a blow up bed that deflated, a superb air bed, and now the luxury of motels, cabins and proper beds is wonderful.What super views, and great notices. You can still have the comfort and see the natural view, a great combination.

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  27. What pretty pictures from your visit. I know you thoroughly enjoyed the lovely scenery and wildlife. Oh yes, your room looks very comfy as opposed to camping and sleeping on the ground!

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  28. That sounds like a wonderful trip! I like the lovely views, the critters and especially the amazing sunset!

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  29. Oh Eileen, it looks fabulous.
    You've shared some lovely photographs, especially your closing few of the sun.
    No, I am not a camper either - I much prefer a nice comfortable bed!

    My good wishes

    All the best Jan

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  30. Beautiful sunset Eileen! And I’d love to spend more time in that area!...it was so beautiful on the one drive through we were able to do. Yes, we started out as tent campers too, but no more. Bill thinks every RVer should start out tenting, so that they learn to appreciate nature first before they make it easy.

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  31. So nice you were able to get away to such a beautiful place with those views.
    Great picture of the robin and the sky pictures are fantastic.

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  32. What a amazing trip.
    All the photos are beautiful but the capture of the sunset is spectacular.
    Many greetings
    Maria de
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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  33. Gorgeous sky shots! ~ Wonderful nature photography ~ am grateful!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  34. Fabulous skywatch shots, Eileen...those sunset ones, especially, are worth a second look, or three!
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  35. We were here some years ago. It is such a beautiful place. Thanks for linking up today, Eileen. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  36. You always have such beauty to share with us :)

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  37. Amazing pics. Loved sunset views.
    Greetings.

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  38. Nature is usual beautiful. But we haven't had any cool sun rise or set.
    Coffee is on

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  39. Beautiful scenery and a lovely spot to stay. The best way to camp is in a nice room like this one.

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  40. I always think those wild turkeys look slightly scary or are they harmless giants? I would be thankful for a trip like this, looks lovely :)
    Wren x

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  41. Ooo - gorgeous sunset and views!

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  42. Beautiful images of tranquillity and wildlife.
    Have a good weekend!

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  43. I'm happy you took us along! Beautiful!

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  44. Wonderful set of photos with great sky shots.
    I hope you have a nice weekend.

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  45. This looks like a beautiful getaway! Either you have a great zoom or those are very people-oriented deer! And gorgeous sunsets.

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  46. Every time I see wild turkeys I think --- Wow! THAT would make a mighty skinny Thanksgiving dinner. LOL

    Looks like you had a beautiful trip.

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  47. How nice that you visited my state! Shenandoah is such a pretty area to see... We have driven through once... I would like to go again, taking more time to stop along the way. It could happen! Hugs!

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  48. Wow, love those last three photos. Beautiful skies and colors. Have a great weekend!

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  49. Eileen - there's something magical about meadows in the midst of the mountains. Glad you got to see a sunset for a change, not to mention all the critters! I love the shot of the turkey near the sign - I can almost imagine it's looking for a room!

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  50. I like camping but I don't know if my creaky body would cooperate. Perhaps glamping?

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  51. I love the Shenandoah area! It has always been such a favorite of mine and my hubby's. We miss it. Loved seeing your wonderful photos.

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  52. beautiful place. I like the name "skyline drive" :)

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  53. Thank you for the lovely Earth Day post Eileen.

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