Matt and I love being in nature, especially mountains. While the DC area has a lot to offer, natural beauty is not necessarily one of them. We decided to drive out to the Shenandoah National Park and travel down Sky Line Drive. It is about an hour away to the north entrance. We packed a picnic lunch and off we went. There are lots of look outs along the way, visitor's centers, walking trails and picnic areas. The kids enjoy car rides and love being outside. The mountains provided an escape from the heat and humidity - it was a beautiful 75 degrees up there. It was a fantastic day trip and we all had a great time.