A couple of weeks ago we were treated to the Perseid Meteor Shower. As soon as I read that the conditions would be optimal for meteor viewing (no moon and no clouds), I knew exactly where I wanted to go.
I left the house just after midnight and headed out to the Parkway. I wasn’t surprised to find that I wasn’t alone out there. I started off on a hilltop where it was cold and windy and there were too many people for my liking.
I ended the night by myself on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just below where I asked Emily to marry me a few months ago. Over 4 1/2 hours I saw at least 80 meteors. It was pretty magical. Not a bad night outside!