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Greg's work asked him to go and spend a couple of days with his staff in Atlanta as well as St Louis. Normally, he or we would fly from Boston to those locations however this time would be different. We have traveled without Fred a lot this year and we all miss each other when we're apart. Fred is currently healthy with the help of a couple of medications. Fred has a heart murmur as well as an enlarged heart. Unfortunately, he will get worse and so we want to continue making him happy and creating as many memories as we can.
Very early on a Saturday morning this month we left the Boston area and made our way south via the Mass Pike and eventually Highway 81. We've previously driven through Shenandoah National Park so on this trip we made our stop at Natural Bridge VA.
Before walking to the Natural Bridge you check-in and buy tickets inside the Visitor Center. The Visitor Center is pet-friendly and you can walk through it to get to the bridge. Down a steep set of stairs, you walk! While it was lovely to see and the walk was needed it was pretty awkward walking through a wedding reception area as well as pictures still being taken at the wedding ceremony site.
After a short period of time Fred was pretty tired and hot (it's was probably close to 90 degrees and humid). So we trekked back up the steep stairs (thankful for my inhaler), hopped back in the car and made our way to our hotel for the night in Roanoke VA.
The next post will be Roanoke to Atlanta GA and spending 3 nights there!