Holiday Inn Roanoke Valley View
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
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I never realized how large the Hershey company is. Not only do they have the huge factory, there is a huge amusement park. The parking lot looks as it could hold thousands of cars.What an adventure it was to do the tour ride in the little car around the factory seeing how the candy is made. Of course they have a place for dinning, bake shop and …
... the waterfall if the creek was impassable. In just under a mile, we crossed Fallingwater Creek above the waterfall on a bridge and headed down to the base. There were some nice patches of fall color visible here, though the color had not yet peaked in this area and visibility was still poor. Fallingwater Cascades was a rather nice waterfall, better than I had expected. A bunch of fallen logs ...
... six feet in front of the car. But we made it to the parking lot and started our hike up to the summit of Sharp Top Mountain. The Sharp Top Trail is only 1.5 miles long, but gains roughly 1500 feet over its course, so its a very steep trail. And while the dreary weather didn’t provide good views of fall color, at least it was cool for the strenuous climb and we weren't sweating profusely. Near the top, we made a quick detour ...
... it justice - they just don’t convey the immenseness of it. I followed the path, nearly a mile long, beyond the natural bridge to Lace Falls and by the time we were back, Minnie and I were both feeling pretty tired. By good fortune, there was a shuttle bus waiting to take us back up the hill. After all, two really long walks in one day is a bit much.
After that it was find a McD’s with good wifi access in Roanoke - no luck ...
... but they weren't open until 10:00am; glad I didn't, as this is really a walking city.