Dylan and I kicked off our first vacation as employed persons with a celebratory trip to Woodberry Kitchen, a Baltimore restaurant that specializes in local and seasonal. I loved getting to watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen and the food was exceptional.  The next day we packed up and headed to Shenandoah National Park for 2 nights of camping. We got really lucky with the weather - chilly enough at night for sleeping bags and pleasant during the day.

We kept it simple with hot dogs, baked beans, and s'mores.  

We did some hiking and birdwatching and found a brewery to inhabit during the hottest part of the day on Friday. Dylan took this picture of a Bobwhite.

There were also some unexpected sights.

Above: We really should have stopped to investigate Dinosaur Land but we wanted to get our pick of the campsites.

Below: Not your usual bumper stickers for such a vehicle.

We had a great time and have vowed to go more often.  Shenandoah is really quite close to us and they have an online campsite reservation system so that you can be sure to get a site even if you arrive late in the evening.