Went to the top the mount under the Roanoke Star and noticed a webcam on location. Naturally we stood and had our pic snapped at the lookout and posted it on Facebook.
USA Road Trip 2015
- blog entries
We kicked of the day early with a local breakfast at the Texas Tavern in the cbd of Roanoke. Bacon and eggs, toast, and coffee for s massive amount of $3.99. Wow nearly broke the bank, haha. After 2 breakfast, plus s tip we were out $15. Well worth it talking to the locals with that incredible southern drawl accent. Ok now we head toward Bedford to make our way to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
We had a really nice time driving through the various valleys and mountain highways as we traversed through Virginia on our way to Roanoke. We chose here for our stopover tonight as it gave us a short run in the morning to the famous Blue Ridge Parkway. I have heard a lot about this highway through the Shenandoah Valley, and Sue has apparently been there before, some 40 years ago, so really looking forward to that run tomorrow up through the valley. Tonight wa...
This very funny sounding name was the place where the last official battle took place and General Robert E Lee of the Confederacy surrendered to General Ulysses S Grant. After having 3 trains of supplies and food captured by the Union Army and their way blocked from escape to the west Lee had no further hope of reaching his other allies and armies in North Carolina and rather than see more indefinite bloodshed and lives lost, realised that surrender was going to...
This base is home to the entire Atlantic Fleet and covers an area of six thousand five hundred acres, (yep, that's 6,500 acres). We decided to take the naval base tour and boy was it worth it, the base is a city wthin a city having some 21,000 civilian contracted emloyees, and around 48,000 military naval personnel. It has the worlds largest payroll at approximately $2.9B annually. You could get lost in here it is just so large, unfortunalte what I was really ...