Holiday Inn Express Roanoke-Civic Center
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We started off the day with breakfast at the hotel. When we got on the bus we started off with a prayer. So each morning the bus leader gives us an update, the days agenda and what is happening on Bus #2 ( I am on Bus #1). Everything has fortunately been running smoothly on my Bus #1, a brand new 2014. Unfortunately, Bus #2 has had to send a women …
... 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 ...
... both steam and diesel. Several are operational, others have been restored cosmetically, while others are still in their original deteriorated condition. A nice GG1 that is scheduled to be restored this year into the Pennsy green and gold colors.
The sno-cat vehicle was a tucker car body that was converted into a sno-cat at the plant in Medford, Oregon. Didn't even ...
... but at least one from Delaware. This ended up being a really nice place to visit as the food was outstanding. And we could park on the street for free.
Tomorrow's plan is to go visit the Virginia Museum of Transportation in downtown Roanoke, then head out Sunday to the Cass Valley Scenic Railroad in Cass, West Virginia. Joe, Kathy and Tony are planning to travel with us to ride the rails. So I'll bring you up to date then.
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