We all parted company this morning to head our separate ways.
But first as tradition would have it, first things first… breakfast at the Blue Ridge Restaurant in Floyd.
|Treavor and Jim in shadows at the Blue Ridge Restraunt|
|Our bikes in front of the Floyd City Hall, across form our breakfast spot.|
The schedule is revised
Treavor had invited us to spend a night with him in Middleburg, VA and this sounded like a perfectly good idea.
Originally we had planned to ride the BRP north to Waynesboro, VA, the northern terminus of the BRP. After that we were going to ride on the Skyline Drive up to Front Royal. However, there is not much of any interest in Waynesboro, and Skyline Drive is not all that interesting either.
So, plan B was to take an alternate route off of the BRP for a while and then back to Peaks of Otter on the BRP, followed the next day by a ride to the end of the BRP and up to Middleburg to stay a night with Treavor.
Jim provided a super route to Peaks of Otter and Treavor provided another super route to his house.
We had a wonderful diversion to Peaks of Otter and arrived late afternoon. On the way we stopped at the Swinging Bridge Restraunt in Paint Blank, VA for lunch - another spot I had visited in past trips in the Appalachians.
|Swing Bridge has a unique Locomotive smoker|
|The swinging bridge is inside of the restaraunt|
|You also get a lesson in mountain talk (click on the photo to get a larger version if you too would like a lesson)|
|There is a little bit of everything here|
This is the third or fourth time I have stayed at Peaks of Otter Lodge and each time has been enjoyable. It is a peaceful setting with nice rooms that offer a view of Otter Peak and a tranquil lake.
|Otter Peak from our room|
|Before the firefly's we had a visit from a couple of ducks|
After dinner we sat outside and watched the firefly’s come out with a bottle of wine.