Travel Blogs from Harrisonburg
Late start. We are still learning a routine. Foggy and cool but Tori still went for a swim. Breakfast became lunch and we made a quick trip to the store and for gas. We are going to chain restaurants but not the kind with drive-thrus. The day became progressively warmer, topping out at ...
Our first day on the road. Tori wants to stay on interstates and close to big cities. It is a challenge to my usual driving style. We did manage to get through both Baltimore and Washington DC with only a minor tie-up. Stopped and ate at chain restaurants. Not my usual style but this is Tori's trip. Our next destination is Arlington, Texas. Tori has a friend there.
We left Charlotte around 8am with our shortest drive yet, ~7 hours if straight through. The drive up I77 has been beautiful through the mountains but the kids had a rough morning, they were probably tired. We stopped for lunch in Roanoke Virginia and checked out the second biggest man made star and a great overlook of Roanoke valley! Afternoon has been better and less than 160 miles to Baltimore! So far 1610 miles + (we started the odometer in Brenham, TX) and 9 ...
... to get fresh mountain water slashed all over my face and I climbed on out. The water was much warmer than the northern waters of Maine, but still pretty darn cold. The trails followed the river for a mile with stunning little cascades every few hundred feet. On the trail loop back we passed Cave Cemetery. The Cemetery held a few dozen members of the Cave family. I thought how peaceful to be buried in a family cemetery in the Appalachian Mountains. ...
... elsewhere. After a measly 2 and half hours on the road i told Les i needed to lay down so we ended the drive early and booked a room in Harrisonburg, Virgina (College Town, Party Time). Once we were checked into the hotel my brain tumor felt better so we walked across the road to see the Formula 1 film "Rush". Which I give a 8 out of 10.
Dinner was spent at the "Texas Roadhouse". Me and Les shared a 22oz Porterhouse steak which ...
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- Adjoining Rooms
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet