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 …
We have seen ships in Boston, Baltimore, and Roanoke. Take time to look at the pictures and make a comparison of each ship. First is the Eleanor in Boston. This was the ship in which the Boston Tea Party occurred. In Baltimore we saw the USS Constellation which was a war ship in the early 1800's. Today, we boarded the Elizabeth II, which was a merchant ship that carried up to 50 men over to the New World. ...
After a late night last night, we were up and ready to go this morning! We are defiantly running low on sleep but our excitement for each day still remains. We can't believe all that we have seen in this last week and a half. Today we rented a car for the last leg of our journal and traveled south of Washington D.C. to Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. George Washington acquired the land in 1754 ...
... edge walk, there were a lot of deer just meandering on the trail! Then....after a decent climb up a small hill.....a bear :) ....he was digging for food and never noticed us. As he walked around the hill, I tried to get a few photos - but was hard because we didn't want to move and scare him. So we pretty much just watched for 2 minutes, as he slowly walked away....never noticing us, thanks to the breeze heading the opposite way! This was ...
... of feeling from scare to screaming to laughing to nervous.
There is a birds house where you can feed them on a little stick with sesame seeds on it. This stick also attracts the birds to come to you. It's very cool to see about 4 or 5 of them coming to your way at one time.
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