Thanksgiving in Roanoke

It’s 7 a.m. on Friday morning and I’m setting up shop in the front lobby of my favorite hotel, the Hotel Roanoke.  The old Southern style lobby, with its large rooms and historic murals, is decorated with about two dozen Christmas trees, each decorated by a local business or nonprofit.  Very cool.

Sharon and I drove down here yesterday with the kids; it was 3.5 hours down I-81.  No traffic.  Beautiful view of the mountains.

(I started Thanksgiving by running a 5K to benefit the Fairfax City Firefighters’ fund.  Up and around the GMU campus and back downtown.  Felt like I was running fast the whole way but finished in 23:30.  It’s been a slow year.)

We  had Thanksgiving dinner last night at “Billy’s” on Market Square.  Prime Rib, turkey, mashed potatoes, Virginia ham, fresh shrimp, biscuits, greens, need I go on?

Today, we’ll do some shopping and hang out at the Hotel until heading to the big game in Blacksburg this evening.  Hokie Fans, I love you …. but ten losses in a row is enough.

Cavaliers by a touchdown.

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