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... Anthony described the various tests they run on all their cable products. Crush, heat and cold stress test, twist and bend radius, strain/pull and colour tests to name a few. Listening to Anthony it sounded like a pretty cool place to work. Dinner that evening was with a small group of close friends, Michael and Carole, Barney, Heather and her husband Tom. Fantastic fun which made it hard ...
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 ...
Today was a day for local sightseeing, so Joe, Tony and I headed downtown Roanoke to visit the Virginia Museum of Transportation. While we went primarily for the railroad items, the museum also has some really nice displays for other modes of transportation, including air flight and a 1949 school bus.
The outside displays are predominantly where the railroad stuff is at. ...
... almost 6:00. We parked the trailer in one of the side lots and got checked in, and crashed into our air-conditioned room for awhile. Then I meandered down to the welcome event and had some of their free cake.
Thursday I was scheduled to join up with Joe Simon and Tony Stump to visit the Freight America Railcar Fabrication plant located in Roanoke. The plant was an interesting operation. At the time of our visit, they were ...
... people, visited a local cavern, saw many waterfalls and stopped to take many many beautiful pictures of the mountains. So as you can see we have not been up to much! Too much to write about and too many photos for one blog!! We also treated our selves one evening to a lovely BBQ of ribs and beef skewers......which after the constant american food was a relief! We then crossed over the state line and headed for virginia beach...oh dear bikinis again!
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