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My Grumpy dad has told quite a few stories, and this week it's a visual one. Last week's story came with the idea of a trip, of telling life to leave him alone. Here he takes you through Charles Town West Virginia, a beautiful town full of history and the colors of the fall in the United States.
Last week I decided that in spite of life's many urgent obligations, I would take a drive to Harper's Ferry, WVA to play poker and enjoy the last week of autumn color.

That's exactly what I did.

While it rained for much of the two-day trip, I managed to dodge the drops long enough to enjoy a quick stroll on the stretch of the Appalachian Trail that runs through Harper's Ferry along the Shenandoah River.

The Shenandoah River

Town's Inn, an old time lodge in the heart of Harper's Ferry, WVA

The Fall colors are in full bloom on a quiet street in Harper's Ferry.

An old hat sways in the wind outside the Inn

A walk across one of the many footbridges in Harper's Ferry could turn anyone's day into an adventure.

It wasn't exactly as the armies of the blue and gray saw it in late October, 1862, but it was likely a fine representation. Since none of you could be there, I have provided a collection of photos. If you're feeling gumpy, then these are the cure.

Life can be so handsome when we're not looking. I think these photos, and Grumpy dad's impromptu trip can teach us a little something about taking time for ourselves, and the importance of living to the fullest even though it doesn't seem like we can. Would you like to visit Harper's Ferry? Which photo was your favorite?
I just drove through West Virginia this last weekend on my move to NC it was beautiful
This is a beautiful card, but a little emotional for me, @TessStevens. My husband proposed to me in Harper's Ferry on a November day and it was beautiful. He was from Virginia and they went there every year. He had told me about this place for years. Finally, right before Thanksgiving, we went to visit his family and he took me to Harper's Ferry. It was all a surprise to me. It was wonderful. I'll never forget it. I'd love to go back but I just don't know if I can. Maybe someday. Great pictures, Grumpy Dad. :)
Yeah the fall is the best time to road trip, or winter in the desert! @InPlainSight
See...he's not always Grumpy, and Harpers Fairy is such a great name for a town. I am long overdue a road trip through the US. I have wanted to do it for years now.