See? A lot like yesterday’s image, no?
Of course you all knew to interpret “almost heaven” as a clue. It was fun to see what you did with that; you’re all so smart and creative. Here’s the rest of it:
Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River.
I think most of you will recognize those as lyrics from John Denver’s song, Country Roads, which was written by Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert. I suspect our Norwegian friend was at a disadvantage here, but don’t you love what she did with the clue? Woot, Harriet!
So, “Almost heaven, not directly adjacent to it, but nearby” means not WV, but the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah River. We were on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, VA. Sunshine, blue sky, warm temperature, windows open, autumn smells–almost heaven, to be sure.
Becca said, “This has the look of the Smoky Mountains to me,” and that’s exactly what I thought as I gazed out over the hazy valley. The Smoky Mountains are part of this range, so I call that a winning guess.
What’s the prize for winning? There should be some sort of payment, don’t you think? So I will pay Becca a compliment (sincerity required).
Becca, you are fun. You are always up for an adventure or challenge, no matter how busy you seem to be. You’re willing to take risks: You’re not afraid to be silly, make a mess, be wrong, or fail. I like you!
Thanks for playing, Everyone.