National Geographic : 1978 Aug
Colonial Williamsburg. The Shenandoah Valley. Jamestown. Mount Vernon. They're the names you grew up with. American names. Washington s Mount Vernon and the tlue Kidge Parkway Remember reading about Thomas Jeffer son at Monticello? Or putting yourself in the boots of the soldiers at Appomattox? Remember watching the leaves change in your own backyard and trying to imagine just how magnificent the autumn view must be from the Skyline Drive? Unless you come to Virginia this tall, all those famous names will have to remain just words for another year. But if you do come, if you do retrace the steps of Washington, Lee and Jackson, if you do sample our fresh Chesa peake Bay seafood or incomparable Smithfield ham, those famous names from Virginia's past and present will become indelible memories. You always knew you'd seeVirginia when the time was right,didn'tyou? The time is right. The Blue Ridge will be in its full fall regalia. So will Natural Bridge. And the James River plantations. Everything's more leisurely in Virginia in the fall. The beaches are still summer warm, but even more romantic. The Colonial taverns, the caverns and the homes of six American presi dents are here to enjoy at your own pace.