Welcome to Shenandoah Breakdown
Other than being the name of a bluegrass instrumental by Bill Monroe, "Shenandoah Breakdown" describes what can happen when you decide that relocating to the boonies will be a great adventure, so you move from the city to the country only to discover you now inhabit not another county but another country. Shenandoah Breakdown is a song, a blog, a way of life. Visit us here for observations of local people, culture, cuisine, and varieties of monster truck. We'll break down the pros and cons, the ups and downs, the funny, the sad, and the scary aspects of living in the Shenandoah Valley and, specifically, of life in the confounding little town of Front Royal, VA.
HEATHER LYNNE DAVIS and JOSE PADUA
In October 2007, Heather and Jose moved with their four year-old daughter from Alexandria, VA to Front Royal, VA to dodge the inflated DC-area housing market and gain some modicum of financial security. Although the wisdom of that decision remains to be seen, they're working hard to embrace their new small town home with open arms. Outside their day jobs, Heather and Jose write poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and have been published widely.