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Traveling the Blue Ridge Mountains by Bonna L. Nelson

Ridge Mountains, are nature at her best and would be our second day’s destination. Perched on a small hill overlooking a valley, the stately, historic Mimslyn Inn has provided a touch of graciousness and elegance to the surrounding town of Luray since 1931. Situated near the Shenandoah Valley and surrounded by mountains, the inn provides peaceful, comfortable lodging. We savored fried oyster dinners in the inn’s Speakeasy Restaurant while listening to a pianist play ing jazz favorites. The morning continental breakfast of pastries, juice, tea and coffee was included and provided

After exploring a good bit of the world over the past few years, we set our sights on exploring more of America. The Blue Ridge Mountains are a popular destination for many Americans seeking the solace and beauty of nature. We decided to journey through the Blue R idge Mountains via Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway along the western portions of Virginia and North Carolina, and we were happy with our decision The Mimslyn Inn in Luray, Virginia, was our destination on the first day of our journey. Luray Caverns, the nearby geological wonder ensconced deep w ithin the Blue

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