Friday, June 23, 2006

Winston-Salem, NC-Wake Forest University

Travel Blog for Winston-Salem,NC trip from Boyertown, PA and back. Kept a hand written journal in the car. Listed events such as radio stations listened to and stops we took.

  1. 555am-Harrisburg- Pa Turnpike- 96.1WSOX with the greates hits of all time- oldies
  2. Lizzy got hungry at 66.1 miles into the trip.
  3. Reminder( add Argentos Cheese Steak toCheese Steak list –Huge and tasty)
  4. 97.3 WRVV The River outside of Harrisburg
  5. 608am called my dad, wished happy fathers day-woke him up—oops
  6. 630am got off Carlisle and ate at McDonalds(103 miles), well ordered and ate in car. I had a Mc Griddle egg,ham and cheese…very tasty and so unnutritious. Lizzy bought… total bill $11.30
  7. Got $10 at Texaco off of the Carlisle turnpike exit-2.73/gallon-no receipt
  8. Then got on 81S, using first Carlisle ramp.Turned the off radio at 720am
  9. Oh, got a Sunday Sentinel at the Texaco. Back in the late 70's my brother and I were newspaperboys for the Sentinel.
  10. Found out and later heard on NPR radio that the US Soccer team tied Italy last night. Apparently the goal was an accident. However, US had made another goal, but for some reason it was not counted. The US did not make it out of the first stage. They lost two and tied one by luck.Check the scores here. One year the US will get over its idea that American Football is so great, and acutally take itself seriously in the World Cup Soccer arena.
  11. 759am-101.5 Classic Rock-Hagerstown MD.-Greencastle
  12. 748am 155.9miles-Steppenwolf: "Born to be Wild"
  13. 168miles West Va, 70 mph speed limit. Passing Falling Waters at 821am,
  14. 194.2 miles bus blog.... travel the states looking at and perhaps eventually buy a vw bus. Find em on ebay or else were.. travel to see conjunction with a Travel Blog
  15. Who sings Sister Christian..motoring…whats your price for flight…finding Mr. Right”....Answer is...Night Ranger
  16. 840am 105.5FM 215.5 miles Queen “you’re my best friend”
  17. 842am passed exit 30 off of 81S mile marker 300.5
  18. Shanedoah Valley golf club charitycharity fund raiser event on radio
  19. Where to go next winter? Banff…will need passport. Oh pretty sure we are going to go to Las Vegas in November...must make it a yearly us there in November...check back here for further updates.
  20. 902am 88.3fm USA radio network news
  21. 945am , 289.7 miles 93.1fm MIX
  22. 955am, 98.5 fm,301.4 miles1001am
  23. 94.3 ‘the Cars” are on the radio again, 307.2 miles Harrsonburg Star 94
  24. Nice farm off of Interstate highway 81 Mile marker 331.5
  25. 1030 am-342 miles into trip "Hey What Can I Do" by Zepplin 94.3fm
  26. 1039am the station is fading, 353.3 miles into trip
  27. Got off highway and wen to Shell Foodmart at exit 171 maybe-Arcadia. Bought $28 in gas at 2.85 a gallon. I got a Vanilla Moonpie and a Power Aide. Lizzy go Pizzeria Combos and Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies(one of her favorites). Tom, Lizzie's third son who we are taking to camp, got Pizzalisious Pringles;5 packs of gum:3 Hubba Bubba,1 sour wringlies, 1 Juicy fruit;and 1 Dorritos cracker pack.
  28. 1055am-352 miles-Traffic jam at 166.2 milemarker. When we passed there was wreckage strewn all over the side of the was a nasty wreck.
  29. 1107am-1620am radio report accident on 81S at milemarker 165
  30. 1107am-96.3fm-"Fat Bottom Girls" on ROV the Rock of VA
  31. 1120am moving again
  32. 1136am searching radio channels
  33. 1137am 101.5 fm oldies 372 miles into trip, mile marker 146
  34. 1208pm 406 miles into trip channel surfing
  35. came across station 90.7fm which was playing some real funky stuff
  36. 1210pm 96.3fm 408 miles- George Thurogood " One Burbon, One Scotch..."
  37. 1218 off highway exit 101 Claytor State Park and went to Taco Bell - 14.72 for lunch:Chalupa, taco Salad and Nachos Grande. Then had two Choco Tacos for 2.92.
  38. Tom won an Underdog doll in one of those crane games. Lizzy (oops another mistake) always touts that her kids are so talented at those crane games.
  39. 1246 Back on ther road after lunch
  40. 1252pm-424 Miles into the trip radio is off.
  41. 1257pm- radio is back on 96.3fm
  42. 104pm- passing ramp to 77S
  43. 120pm-98.7Fm-464 miles Pink Floyd song on radio
  44. 135pm-470.7 miles back up to 70MPH and in North Carolina
  45. Had a Kudzu siting
  46. 138pm-476 miles-I74E-Almost there
  47. 220pm- 515 miles- Wake Forest-Yea
  48. 4pm-Drop off at Wake Forest and make our way to La Quinta Travels of Lizzie Bean: Winston-Salem, NC-Wake Forest University

Did eat at Jimmy's Oyster Bar... it was fine, nothing special though...the oysters were tasty. However, prior to going there, we went next door to the hotel to the Village Tavern and had some fine appetizers and cocktails. Bruchetta was quite tasty. The menu looked very good, but I had my heart set on oysters...perhaps when whe go back to pick up Tom.

La Quinta is a very nice hotel. The swimming pool is quite extrodinary for a hotel pool, and the continental breakfast was by far one of the best continental breakfasts we have eaten. The beds were very cozy and the rooms were very spacious. Overall the experience at La Quinta was favorable and we would stay there again.

In the morning after the continental breakfast, we began our journey home.

  1. 9:27 leaving La Quinta
  2. Pilot Mountain State looking mountain
  3. 1009am...Tom called from camp...having fun, wants to stay two more weeks.
  4. 10:21am..entering VA 55.6 miles into return trip
  5. 10:2am exit 84 Grahams ford ..8.78 gallons..Kangaroo Gas...2.61/gal....23.01
  6. 10.59am back on the road
  7. 1:03pm...Mint Spring, exit217, 224 miles into the trip. Got off highway for lunch. First went to a little deli in search of slaw dogs. The owner advised me to try the truck stop across the highway, since they do a lot of business with truckers. The deli also had Eavers Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum which has Elvis Presley's last Cadillac and many other classic cars. A nice stop for classic car enthusiasts. Ended up eating at the Subway on the other side of the highway. The highlite of my lunch was not the company of the young family with 5 children, but the taste of the FlatHead Lake Monster Granny-Apple soda I drank...quite tasty indeed. The bottles are really cool looking...almost Sobe esque. Apparently there is a legend about Flat Head lake...guess I should read up about it on their site.
  8. Back on road after eating
  9. 3:02pm Robert, Lizzies oldes son, called to ask if he could take a shower...LOL
  10. Briefly listened to 94.3fm, but decided to listen to Fine Young Cannibals instead.
  11. 3:18pm...332 miles WVA
  12. 3:37 off highway for an excursion of smashing results...
  13. 4:02pm 359.2 miles Maryland
  14. Phoenix Color company...what do they do? Printing company according to Google.
  15. 4:13pm...371.4 miles we enter PA
  16. 4:58pm..419 miles..we get off of 81 on York Rd to make our way to Little Johns, a Carlise Restaurant, to have dinner with my dad and step Mom. Lizzie had the same thing she had the night befor, Crab cakes, which she said were really good. I had the Portabella pasta...which was just as good the next day for lunch. Pieces of portabella over pasta with a soy sauce, with artichokes and sun dried tomatoes thrown in for color. We were really full, so we didn't have desert, but I am told they have a really good Conconut Cream Pie.
  17. 5:55pm...back on 81 for a short section...just getting off at the last Carlisle exit and then getting on the PA turnpike. An hour and a half later, we are back in Boyertown.

An uneventful trip for the most part, but a nice little get away. Have to plan for next months return trip to pick up Tom. Lizzie says she wants to stay some where closer to Wake Forest University.

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