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Today I woke up expecting the sound of banjos but no I could not hear them. The girls got to spend the day at Franklin County High School which is the only high school in the county and students come from an hour and a half away to attend. It takes 70 school buses to get the kids to and from school. After school these 70 buses leave at the same time and shuts down the traffic around the school for 15 minutes.
Anyway the girls copped a break, normally school starts ...
... on something I can't get in Australia, but have had before. Come to pappa bottle of Old Grand-Dad.
Back in the van and the weather is not really good. It is only 3.30pm but it is dark as it is raining and starting to get foggy in patches. We had a quick stop of at the University of Virginia. Finally got out of a bookshop with a double digit bill. Back in the vans and then further onto Rocky Mount.
Petrol stop at Lynchberg and then we ...
The morning plans were to meet Graeme and Tracey in the hotel lobby at 0730 to enjoy the hotel's offering of a delicious Continental breakfast and get an early start on the road. I awoke at 0730, looked at the alarm clock, woke Joan up and jumped out of bed. Our first day with our friends and we're late! We rushed to get ready and soon the expected text came, politely saying that they were down eating breakfast. This travelling can be exhausting. ...
Mount Vernon This is one of the highlights of our trip. George and Martha Washington's estate on the Potomic River has been beautifully restored to its former glory, thanks to the Mt. Vernon Ladies Association which saved it from ruin in 1854. Pictures were not allowed inside the mansion, so I'll just show the outter buildings and grounds. One ...
Left Cherokee & started travelling along the Blue Ridge Parkway which is a 469 mile scenic drive that follows closely the high ridges between the Smoky Mountains National Park & Shenandoah National Park, spanning North Carolina & Virginia. No commercial vehicles are allowed, hence no trucks & is a two-lane highway with a speed limit of 45mph. It was authorised in the 1930's as a Depression era public works program. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility