I find the Shenandoah to be a beautiful and pretty special place. On a glorious spring-like day last December, our first stop was at the Shenandoah Caverns, but on the way back we stopped to see the Edinburg Mill. I had come across brochures for it before, but never had the opportunity to stop while driving through. Being this was a total leisure trip, we took the time to visit.
As soon as we pulled up, a bunch of ducks came running towards us when I tried to snap a few photos (we expected them to run the other way!). Turns out they were expected to be fed as the museum inside the Edinburg Mill sells food to help raise money to maintain the historic site.
So we toured the inside of this interesting museum (not what we expected, but very cool nonetheless) and then purchased some food to bring to the ducks. All in all, it was a great day with the ducks.
I've gone back one other time since, but that was in June and the ducks weren't as hungry. But they were still around.
Photo credits: Leigh Goessl
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