La Quinta Inn Radford
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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Today is the last rest day of the ride. We're near Christianburg, Virginia, a town probably most famous for being the home of Virginia Tech, a big-name university just down the road.
More chillingly, the University was the site of a murder-suicide which left 32 students dead in 2007. I'm sure you heard about it in the news at …
Terry told me this leg wouldn't be very hilly but it was but not as bad as it will be tomorrow.
We got here around 12:30 and just beat the rush. Set our chairs up under the shade tree as there was a nice breeze, got a snack and watched all the rigs pull in. This is the first ...
... call "easy" a lot of the time), it also has less views than previous states. Virginia, according to trail lore, is a big test of willpower, as more than 550 miles of the trail are in the state, and a lot of those miles suffer the problems I just described. Hikers get very tired of Virginia after hiking more than a quarter of the trail in one state. Although I have definitely been feeling a lot more bored with the actual hiking part of hiking the Appalachian Trail, ...
... that the colors don't seem to be as vibrant, the oranges and reds just not quite there yet. It is still lovely though. I haven't been to the mountains in the fall in many years so it has been a real treat.
We arrived at the campground at 12:24, set up including taking the car off of the dolly in 17 minutes! Pretty good! I had asked about a grocery store and was told there was one about a half mile from the park so we ...
... easier since I was avoiding the freeways. The day was sunny although there was still a strong wind. (Is it always windy I wonder?) One stretch was a divided highway, 2 lanes on either side with practically no traffic. The boulevard in between was grassy and dotted with trees dressed in glorious colours of oranges and yellows, looking like great big bouquets of tightly bunched fall chrysanthemums. Many driveways and front yards had lovely ...