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... 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 ...
... had one there.
They also had a nice prototype coal car that they updated to include the N Scale Convention logo. We accidentally knocked it off the track, so Tony helped out and got it back on the tracks (see picture below!).
Tomorrow we're off bright and early to Cass, West Virginia, to ride the Cass Scenic Railway. Sheryl and I are taking the trailer with us and ...
... 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.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a 469 mile road that starts at the smoky mountains of north carolina and leads into virginia. It is a very beautiful drive and offers things to do including hiking along the way. The parkway also features in a scene in Forest Gump. Along the parkway we stopped to hike to a few summits and through national parks, saw the wild animals, investigated and learnt about the gem mines, visted an old water mill, learnt about the music of the ...
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