After staying at the Budget Host Inn in Wytheville, Virginia, we headed out to the Creeper Trial for a quick hike before our journey to Nashville. Just a quick side note, if you are ever in the East in the States, make it your mission to eat at a Cracker Barrel. They’re a chain of restaurants that have the most traditional, delicious American food. We all got a little bit addicted to a peg game whilst waiting for our food, but we could only get down to three pegs. Whilst there, make sure you order a strawberry lemonade. It’s super sweet but I’m still dreaming of a glass.
Anyway, back to the walk. The Virginia Creeper Trail is set on a disused railway track in the Appalachian Mountain area. We did part of the Abingdon-Damascus section and the scenery was amazing. Cooler than in the city, we walked over some of the old wooden bridges and down the pathways where the trees have formed a protective barrier from the sun. We stopped to look at little streams and said hello to every person that past. That’s another thing that was different from the cities, every single person stopped to smile and say Good Morning, rather than keep their heads down and earphones in. After walking for 30 minutes, we turned around and headed back to the van, ready for a long drive to Nashville, Tennessee.
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