This weekend, my mom and I took a visit to the beautiful Shen…Shena…Shenan…oh hmm. I have some trouble pronouncing the name, so I will just call it the beautiful Salmondoah Valley (I did not see any salmon while I was there, however).
This is a picture from the beginning of our trip. There are many overlooks in this park.
Then I saw an exhibit of a bear at the museum. There were signs all around that said “BEAR COUNTRY.” I hope I can see at least one bear while I am here.
Then we went on a hike in the woods. I think Little Fox would like it here very much. Many bear explorers have gone before me on this trail.
Should I go this way?
Or that way? Good thing we have a map, and more importantly, lots of snacks for our hike.
Uh oh, here is a stream. How will I get across without getting my fur wet? I think I’ll hop inside my mom’s backpack again and let her figure it out.
Then I saw a painting class – they were painting bears. But still no bear sighting! I was getting a little frustrated.
I really wanted to rough it in the great outdoors by camping, but my mom wanted to stay in a cabin.
I reluctantly agreed. Some humans can be picky about this sort of thing, but I guess these pillows are… *yawn*… nice…zzz…
The next day, we did another hike. This one had a spectacular view at the top.
My mom would not let me get any closer to the ledge because it was a beary long way down.
It was such a great view that a picture cannot do it justice. So I took a video.
Okay, it was just about time to head home. I stopped at the gift shop to pick up some postcards to mail to my friends.
Then I saw it – a real, live bear. This bear was nice enough to take a picture with me. We shook paws and then went home. It was a beary nice visit to Salmondoah Valley. I highly recommend it if you have the time.