- The Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving dinner.
Before leaving Belmont I put the address of this park near Lynchburg in the GPS. I knew Lynchburg was near Roanoke I figured the GPS did too! HA! As we entered the Charlotte area on I-85 I checked to see which way we would go. The GPS said, Hey, take I-85 to US-29 turn north.
Hey look GPS, I have been to Roanoke more times than you have. We will go North on I-77. So I did. The GPS said: NO NO NO, go my way you will arrive at 1:06 PM. I said NO NO NO you will recalculate and realize your mistake.
Short story (I know,,,, too late), The trip was at least an hour longer MY WAY! But I did not care, neither did my girl. The sites are absolutely breath taking as you reach and enter Virginia. Our first view of the Appalachians on I-77:
Then on North. Just South of Roanoke to our left, we both smiled remembering a familiar mountain.
We hiked this area North to South. We had a tough climb up the north (right) end and found ourselves near the antennas at the right were noisy, electrical humming.
Then walked the ridge down and thru the power lines cut away and on south past MacAfee knob (?) supposed to be the most beautiful view on the trail, as you can see we were in the clouds and missed the view.
(Back to this trip. It is hard to pass up an old barn, especially one with character)
We passed Liberty University, I had no idea it was so huge. Then we were in the country again.
The roads got narrower and thru a lot of beautiful farm land until we reached our destination, a Thousand Trails Camp site on a lake.
We had a great trip, even if I did take the long way here. I was reminded of Ma's post lately centered on MISTAKES!