Misha Crews

Love stories about old houses and family secrets.

Three Thanskgivings ago, I was in California. It was the first holiday after my mother passed away. My family was all back east, and although I had some good friends living nearby, I decided to take the long weekend and treat myself to a road trip. When I reached San Luis Obispo, I went for a long walk. And when I returned to my hotel, I wrote a story. Recently I found the story again, and I was amazed at the loneliness and longing that infused every syllable. Did I really feel like that as I walked those streets, or was it just my writerly imagination?

I’ve posted many times on social media about my love for the Shenandoah National Park, and Skyline Drive in particular. Today I thought I’d share a little history about the park itself. In 1924, the Southern Appalachian National Park Committee was looking for a place to put a national aprk in the Blue Ridge Mountains …

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