Friday, July 23, 2010

The Long Travel Day

Well, it was a long travel day for us, just a little over six hours.  Generally we like the 2-2-2 plan (two hundred miles, off the road by 2:00 PM, and stay two nights) but, ‘cause we took the day off Wednesday we needed to make up some time – lobstahs are awaiting, ya know.  So we pressed on for a 325 mile run from Bluff City, Tennessee to Front Royal, Virginia.

It was another uneventful travel day with beautiful views as we traveled through the Shenandoah Valley surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains to the west and the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east.  With Mary and Joel moving to Virginia within the next couple months, we are looking for a volunteering opportunity in this area for sometime next spring or summer.  So much beauty, so much history, who could ask for anything more.  However, we are only staying here for one night this time.

Allegheny Mountain Range Blue Ridge Mountain Range Blue Range Mountain Range Blue Ridge Mountain Range

Today we’ll have just a short jaunt to the Hershey, Pennsylvania area where we will stay for two nights.  Judy looooves chocolate and says, “Okay, Just Give Me Choklate And Nobody Gets Hurt!!”  So, next to A&E Fabrics, Hershey will become her second Mecca.  They say that you can actually smell the chocolate in the air – too bad I can’t smell a darned thing.  Okay, time to rock and roll.  So, there you go!!!


  1. There was a Hershey plant here in Smiths Falls until late 2008. Lucky for us! Gordon loves Reese's pieces and we would have been within walking distance of the plant!

  2. Love the Hershey area. You can smell the chocolate and I love the choc kiss street lights.
    Enjoy..but hurry to that land of great seafood-Maine!!