After our delicious lunch at Switzerland Cafe Little Switzerland we continued along the Blue Ridge Pathway for another hundred or so miles, which took us into Virginia. Virginia is another beautiful Colonial state, abundant with a rich and colorful history. In 1607 the London Company established the first permanent English colony in the New World in the Colony of Virginia. The colony was nicknamed “Old Dominion”. The nickname was earned by the loyalty of Virginia to the Royalist cause during the English Civil War and afterward, during the English Commonwealth. Virginia’s state legislature was established in 1619 and is the oldest continuous law-making body in North America.
At first, the scenery from North Carolina into Virginia is not that different. But as we continued, we started noticing more and more subtle changes along the way.
We even saw a few deer in the woods.
This is one of many old and historic bridges we came across.
When we needed a potty break, we stopped at this old historic mill.
Isn’t this just an idyllic scene? It is so peaceful and serene.
From here, we kept driving until we reach our hotel for the night. We are still heading towards West Virginia, where our nephew and his bride held their nuptials.
The driving tour continues. …