Knights Inn Roanoke
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... 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 ...
... in active service. They had a couple of brand new ones still sitting on the side track just outside of the fab facility.
The plant is located on land leased from Norfolk Southern and is right next door to the NS engine facility. As such, there were a number of locomotives sitting around in various stages of completeness, as well as a nice turn table used to route the finished or not so finished units to the right locations ...
... people, visited a local cavern, saw many waterfalls and stopped to take many many beautiful pictures of the mountains. So as you can see we have not been up to much! Too much to write about and too many photos for one blog!! We also treated our selves one evening to a lovely BBQ of ribs and beef skewers......which after the constant american food was a relief! We then crossed over the state line and headed for virginia beach...oh dear bikinis again!
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