Now that was a brisk La­bor Day

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The num­ber of ve­hi­cles alone lined up to en­ter Shenan­doah Na­tional Park’s three Thorn­ton Gap en­trance sta­tions sig­naled that Rap­pa­han­nock County wel­comed its share of vis­i­tors over the La­bor Day hol­i­day. This pho­to­graph was taken shortly after noon Sun­day, just as clouds lifted to re­veal bright sunshine and high-el­e­va­tion tem­per­a­tures in the mid-60s. “A large crowd, a beau­ti­ful day,” com­mented a ranger greet­ing the out­door en­thu­si­asts. At one point over the hol­i­day the large park­ing lot shared by School­house An­tiques, Head­mas­ter’s Pub and the School­house Nine golf course didn’t have a space avail­able. Klaus Peters, innkeeper of the Foster Har­ris House in Wash­ing­ton, said his rooms were booked solid for much of the three-day week­end. “Brisk, very busy,” agreed Ch­eryl Kellert, who with her hus­band Al owns Gray Ghost Vine­yards in Amissville.

BY JOHN MC­CASLIN

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