Holiday Inn Express Roanoke-Civic Center
Travel Blogs from Roanoke
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 …
We had an 85 mile ride today up Vesuvius, 3 miles of 8 to 17 % grade climbing. 7 of us did it and will sleep well tonight! I sagged in to the 30 mile mark and continued on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway for 20 miles...glorious and wonderful...beautiful weather and our alter group of 10 did 50 miles of cycling today and feel great. Kudos to the rabbits that ride it ...
We had a nice cruise into the Shenandoah Valley to Natural Bridge today. The Adventure cycling route follows less traveled rural roads so we see small, well-kept farms and the light traffic allows us to enjoy the bird songs with the scenery. ...
Today we cycled into Blacksburg via Radford VA. Route 654 , the old Baltimore road was serene and a wonderful early morning view of this part of Virginia. We rode into Newbern and were engaged with the early history of this tiny mountaintop village...the homes dated to the early 19th century. Our life is not easy so we had to continue on busy roads for the remaining 15 miles.....life is tough...: ...
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13. In CR, you say "con gusto" for "you're welcome" or "nice to meet you" and you say "perdon" for I'm sorry. A bit different from what I learned in college.
14. Always make sure the taxi's you take have a yellow triangle with numbers in the middle. "Scam taxi's" are unfortunately a reality.
15. It's 5 o'clock in Costa Rica- 24/7. Pura Vida!
16. Generally, families live close to one another, visit each ...
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