As regular workshop presenters at the annual ALDHA Gathering, we were thrilled to discover that it would be happening in Abington, Virginia, home of the Virginia Creeper Trail and close to Damascus, a popular Appalachian Trail town.
This was the southernmost that the Gathering has been since Sandra joined ALDHA more than twenty years ago, so it was an good excuse to spend some time outdoors while we drove up and back from Florida.
Given the availability of the Virginia Creeper Trail and the perfect timing to enjoy fall color on it, we decided to bring our bikes and look for additional places to ride along our route.
Of course, we can’t go to a hiking conference without getting a little hiking in, too, so we stopped at a couple of footpaths too. We are fortunate to have friends to visit along the way, so our lodging was mainly at the conference.
Greenwood, South Carolina
Travelers Rest, South Carolina
Pickens, South Carolina
The GateHouse Restaurant
Easley, South Carolina
Joe’s Easley Ice Cream Parlor
Poor Richard’s Booksellers
Franklin, North Carolina
Pulaski Heights BBQ
General Coffee State Park cabin