BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn at Valley View
Travel Blogs from Roanoke
A clear morning greeted us, with some low lying mist over the Smoky Mountains so we punched through the miles today.
We were trying to race the weather which was steadily building behind us. We got a few drops and then nothing more. There was endless big trucks on the road - some so slow to move over in the lane so you can understand road …
... them behind the next day. Our drive back to Atlanta was relatively good and as it was the Fourth of July holiday the roads seemed to be pretty quiet. Probably as quiet as it ever gets in a country of around 300 million people. We were entertained once again listening to country music radio with lyrics like "I'm getting drunk on a plane", "I've got a car", "When you see a deer you see Bambi, I ...
We arrived back in Blacksburg around 10:30 am, after 7,600 miles and 14 states. It was a great way to see this country. We had a fantastic time, we were very fortunate with the weather, and really got an appreciation for how vast and geographically diverse the United States ...
... had one there.
They also had a nice prototype coal car that they updated to include the N Scale Convention logo. We accidentally knocked it off the track, so Tony helped out and got it back on the tracks (see picture below!).
Tomorrow we're off bright and early to Cass, West Virginia, to ride the Cass Scenic Railway. Sheryl and I are taking the trailer with us and ...
... of the Oregon clubs.
Friday afternoon Sheryl and I poked around town on our own, hit a couple of local antique stores, and found a nice restaurant/tap house in downtown Roanoke, called Blue 5. They boast 46 craft beer taps and they did in fact have a great selection, although none from Oregon. We strongly suggested their need to expand their horizons! Sheryl sampled four really nice IPA beers from the east coast region, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking