We took the back road home to Staunton from Richmond after the long Thanksgiving weekend, enjoying the late autumn leaves and winter woods along Rt. 250. A late-morning start had us ahead of expected heavy traffic as students returned to western Virginia universities and travelers began their journey home.
Families in the Valley farm just as those before them have for years which was one reason this area was known as the breadbasket of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Our journey home was a safe one and we were just ahead of what ended up being a horribly congested I-64 and I-81 with traffic slowed down and backed up for miles late into Sunday night. Virginia … a beautiful place in the fall.
Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
November 27, 2016