We — and by “we” I mean my dog and I — headed west for Skyline Drive and south to Big Meadows and a nice two mile hike into the back country. The sign said it was a two hour hike, one-way. I’d like to put it on the record that we made it in one.
I won’t share all the interesting facts about the camp here. You can just read the Wikipedia article for that. But, it is interesting to note that Hoovered deeded the property to the U.S. Government upon exiting the White House for use as a presidential retreat. Unfortunately, FDR wasn’t a big fan of the camp since he was in a wheelchair and it was so difficult to get around between buildings. And so, that’s why we now have Camp David (formerly known as Shangri-La).
By the way, Camp David was named after President Eisenhower’s grandson, David.