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Tropical Storm Michael did not hit the mountains. Internet says peak is next weekend. A little rain in the morning is predicted, then clearing. Internet never lies.
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Holiday Inn just up the road has a few rooms left, and Choice Hotels has a stay twice, get a third stay free.
Careful, some of the Choice Hotels are outside access. Look at the hotel details on their web site to see this info...
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My route two years ago was stay the night in Front Royal,

breakfast, the Parkway drive, lunch,

then get back on Skyline drive, headed South to Staunton, Virginia, where 64 meets 81, and spend the night there...
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Just checking in to confirm we will be at breakfast, Front Royal Cracker Barrel, 9AM Saturday. We're staying at the bottom end of the Skyline Drive Sat night.
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Just checking in to confirm we will be at breakfast, Front Royal Cracker Barrel, 9AM Saturday. We're staying at the bottom end of the Skyline Drive Sat night.
Here is a time occupier with eye candy if you like. https://www.virginia.org/Listings/Hi...annanoaPalace/
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Unfortunately, the wife and I won’t be free till the afternoon on Sat , I inadvertently committed to the drive thinking we both were free that day , which isn’t the case . I’m sorry we won’t be able to attend 😞 .. the weather looks great and the leaves should be in good color .. next year folks . Enjoy !!!
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I lied . . . in a previous post saying we would be at the Cracker Barrel for breakfast. We are here, at the Royal Inn on the south end of town, near the Park entrance. Not sure we want to battle the traffic tomorrow morning to get up to the Cracker Barrel and back down again. I will PM my phone number to WMEEK so we can stay in touch tomorrow morn - or tonight.
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I will be at the Front Royal Cracker Barrel tomorrow for breakfast to meet any smarties and on from there.
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So, tell us how it went. Photos?
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A Beautiful Crisp Mountain Day.

After a nice Breakfast and get acquainted chat at Cracker Barrel a drive through lovely town with fantastic stone work homes and a quick hotel check out. While dusting off the Smart I met a Man named Frank who was so in-like with the Smart that our ten minute conversation which blurred all two men could ever talk to each other about, we shook hands and were friends. The life of a Smart owner..... So we entered the park, the line seemed long but if it took 5 minutes to pay the fee and enter I would be surprised. As the lead driver was very familiar with the drive, It was a beautiful scenic drive as we both had the classical music playing it was spectacularly peaceful. Oh we turned the wick up on a couple of curvy parts of the road but obeyed the 35 mph limit most of the time. Even saw Deer as reminder that getting home safe was the true goal. The drive and views were worth everything to soak in.

We drove outside the park to the LOG Cabin Barbecue. after more good conversation, Ribs, BBQ pork, BBQ beef, mac and cheese, string beans, a roll and one hot dog chased down by a sweet tea..... Ahhhhhhhhh.... later it was time for us to take our memories of the day home.

I headed over to Interstate 81 north and a radio station change of tempo and boy did I put the Smack down on that run to Lorton Va....lol ...... Drive Safe, Drive Smart.

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3 Made it. One from NY, one from PA & me from VA. Great people. Thx folks.
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