We left home before noon for Shenandoah National Park, with hot air ballooning dreams for the day. We soon learned, however, that due to impending thunderstorms, this mission would not be successful. We instead spent the day exploring the side of the park we've never seen before.
We had a lunch of fried chicken at one of the park's rest stops before piling back in the car and driving around some more. At a lookout point, we met a park ranger who showed us the coat of a lynx found in the park and suggested a trail for us to hike. We found Blackfoot Summit shortly and embarked on a great walk, at the top of which we came across an awesome pile of boulders formed by a landslide. After a family photo sesh, we returned to the car and slowly descended the mountain.
We now sit in the car, where Priya quizzes us on SAT vocabulary as I write this post.