Monday, June 4, 2012

Pretty church found in the Shenandoahs

On our way up to Skyline Drive last Saturday, we came across this small chapel on a hill.

We actually did a u-turn after we passed by as we were both eager to get to Skyline Drive, and yet we wanted to return for a closer look.

Gregg noticed the stain glass window at the back and took a photo.

The stonework was lovely.

As you can see, it was built in 1924.

This miniature school house is actually a playroom.  

It stands not too far from the entrance of the chapel.

Not too long after we were joined by a very nice lady who saw us from her house next door.  She came over to say hi and was probably curious as to what we were doing.  We introduced ourselves and talked with her for about 15 minutes and she told us a little of the history of the church.  I should have made a few notes as I have forgotten a lot of what she said, we saw so much by the end of that day.  I wrote down the name of a book she told us about and I will have to root through all the pamphlets I picked up as I placed the piece of paper in between them. The book will give all the information she had mentioned.  Gregg took a photo of the weather-vane on her roof where a bird had just flown off its perch.  He was trying to get a photo of the bird and got a pretty good shot as it disappeared out of the picture.

Part of the enjoyment of our road trips is meeting those very nice people along the way.