Howard Johnson Inn - Lynchburg
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Sandy had to be back at work on Saturday, so we left Pennsylvania Friday morning. Given holiday traffic, we decided to avoid I-95 and take I-81 south instead. It would add a little distance but potentially save a lot of hassle if I-95 was backed up. We stopped for breakfast at Dunkin Donuts before hitting the road. Although there was much snow in the ground still ...
... the other (which the Appalachian Trail follows) a distance to the west becoming the border between North Carolina and Tennessee and eventually the Smokies. Here the scenery widens out, no longer within national forests but bordered by private land, a pleasant landscape of small farm fields in the forest in a region settled in colonial times. This starts to feel like Hillbilly Country, although nowhere near as hardscrabble as the declining coal country ...
... four long years and a couple
days of minor fighting in the area. The focus of the historic site is the
buildings of the village of about 150 people at the time of the Civil War, the
megalopolis of the county with no other significant settlements at that time. The
town of Appomattox was rebuilt a few miles away.
Plenty of old photographs show that almost everything at the
site is a recreation dating from the 1930s onwards ...
Appomattox Court House is actually a village not just a courthouse. So the Ranger pointed out to me. It was common in those times to name a village after the county courthouse. Hence the three words. Did you know that? As we entered the grounds we could feel a real, tangible energy. General Lee actually signed the terms of surrender in the McLean House across the street. Over ...
Stayed in a 6 bedroom "cabin" in Blue Ridge Mountains close to Bedford, VA and Peaks of Otter.
As Jeanne said "The good times just keep getting better. And, Karen, thanks for coordinating everything with the house. As much as we *****ed about it, it really hit all the high points--plenty of rooms and bathrooms, a nice dining space, great views, and a hot tub and company that goes unmatched."
We want to remember:
Other places to stay in Lynchburg
601 Main Street, Lynchburg | 3 star hotelfrom $119
3777 Candlers Mountain Rd, Lynchburg | 3 star hotelfrom $123
2900 Candlers Mountain Road, Lynchburg | 3 star hotelfrom $105
3320 Candlers Mountain Rd, Lynchburg | 2 star hotelfrom $88
4025 Wards Road, Lynchburg | 3 star hotelfrom $120
3125 Albert Lankford Drive, Lynchburg | 2 star hotelfrom $82
5600 Seminole Ave, Lynchburg | 2 star hotelfrom $127
2815 Candlers Mountain Road, Lynchburg | Hotelfrom $83
3620 Candlers Mountain Road, Lynchburg | 1 star hotelfrom $110
4640 Murray Place/Candlers Mountain Road, Lynchburg | 3 star hotelfrom $135
15171 Wards Road, Lynchburg | 3 star hotelfrom $130
1910 University Blvd., Lynchburg | 2 star hotelfrom $104
5604 Seminole Avenue, Lynchburg | 2 star hotelfrom $120
1312 Commerce Street, Lynchburg | Hotelfrom $119
1210 Long Meadows Dr, Lynchburg | Hotelfrom $69