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    • Day 6

      Williamsburg - Roanoake

      June 13, 2022 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

      Today was a driving day and breakfast was a banana and a lemon pie (dad had cherry) at a truck stop before we drove 2 more hours to Williamsburg.
      It was a quaint little olde wordly town that was like a museum. The sun was beating down on us at a burning 33 degrees. After a good walk round we were dying for a drink but luckily they had 21st century coffee shops and I got a lovely iced coffee to cool me down.
      Next it was back on the coach for a ferry crossing then another two hour drive. The exciting thing was the next stop was a Wal-Mart. Unfortunately we only got 20 mins here, but I ran round the food aisles as fast as my little legs could take me grabbing things for lunch and a couple of snacks.
      The grapes were sweet and juicy and paired nicely with the cracker crunchers, the pringles were a big hit with both me and Dad and I hope one day they sell them in England.
      Another two/three hours later we rolled into Roanoake and got settled in at the Holiday Inn. Luckily the room had a fridge because all our chocolate snacks had well melted.
      We head out to find somewhere for tea, I'd noticed a panda express on the way up and suggested it to Dad while hoping their was seating inside. We went into a couple of shops along the way and then got to Panda Express. We were in luck with plenty of seats inside. I went for a bowl with half chow mein, half veg topped with Kung Pao Chicken ($7.50). Dad went for a plate with half chow mein, half fried rice with Kung Pao Chicken and Honey Sesame Chicken ($9.00). It was amazing, Dad said it was his favourite meal of the holiday so far. It was so reasonably priced too, we both agreed that if they had this chain at home we'd both get takeaways here regularly (especially as they do drive thru!)
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    • Day 28

      Mexican in Roanoke, Virginia

      August 28, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

      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 was time for some spicy tastes of Mexico in downtown Roanoke, and it did not disappoint, in fact my (mild) Mexican nearly blew my head off, glad I never asked for the medium or hot version, blimey.

      Managed to get the hot stuff scraped off the top and enjoyed the remainder in relatively low pain, the Sol beer helped a lot, and Sue revelled in the Lime Margarita she had. So off to bed and a new experience tomorrow.
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    • Day 29

      Roanoke, Virginia

      August 29, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

      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 massive amount of $3.99. Wow nearly broke the bank, haha.
      After 2 breakfast, plus a 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.
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    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Roanoke, Rōwrenoc, روانوك, Roanoke City, رونوک، ویرجینیا, רואנוק, ROA, ロアノーク, 로어노크, रोआनोक, 24001, Роанок, روانوک، ورجینیا, 羅阿諾克

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