Fit Fathers Fall Family Road Trip: Discover Shenandoah National Park

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Virtual learning is back in session for my high school girls, so we wished to journey one last time before full focus took precedence in their busy lives. With the weather dropping and the days becoming shorter, a family road trip was right for the moment. Represented by three generations of family love, we decided to camp in the cabins of Skyland Resort while exploring the various trails of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, just a 90-minute drive from Washington, DC.

Thankfully, Toyota provided Fit Fathers with a 2020 Tundra TRD Pro in Army Green for the fall family getaway. My father joined us to bring back cherished moments when he would head to Shenandoah Valley to camp and meditate with mother nature. The CrewMax cabin was quite sizable with Mika and Aya in the back seat, and the rear windowpane retracts for a wind-gushing ride. The 5.7-liter V8 handled the road with force, and the sports seats kept me and pop comfortable for the trip’s entirety. For individuals arriving in electric vehicles, there are charging stations at Skyland (mile 41.7 and 42.5) and Byrd Visitor Center (mile 51).

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Free Your Mind at Shenandoah National Park

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Interestingly enough I stumbled upon Shenandoah National Park after the need for an immediate getaway in the woods to free my mind. A nice rustic cabin, trails for hiking, running and epic scenery was my intention. Of course, I’ve always heard of Shenandoah but never had a chance to visit until now. Suffice it to say I enjoyed the solo yet peaceful few days in Virginia which also included meditation atop the mountains, conscious reading and poetic writing. It was the most enlightening and energetic methodology to kick off the new season. [Read more…]