Don’t get me wrong. This state hasn’t been all fun and games. It’s been difficult at times, perhaps with a couple depressing moments. Those moments have been mostly due to bad weather, not the state.
Something else I’ve heard said about Virginia is, “Don’t let people tell you Virginia is flat, because it’s not.” Oddly, I’ve only heard that. I’ve never heard someone claim it is flat.
Virginia may not be flat, but it's definitely steeped in history. If little bits of feeling sorry for myself creeped in on occasion, they were quickly erased when I walked though some of the many historical areas along the trail.
Normally, when you visit a historical site, you are seeing it from a 21st Century perspective. When you visit a historical site from the trail, it feels like you are much closer to being there, seeing it as it was when the history was made.