Bob took 2 1/2 wellness hours today so that we could get an earlier start to our Labor Day weekend vacation. We opted to drive, rather than ride, this weekend. I didn’t feel up to riding 900+ miles this weekend. Bob thought it best not to take the motorcycle on a long ride until after he checks out the clutch, which he thinks might be slipping.
We left Warren, PA at 1:30PM, en route Stephens City, VA. Stephens City is just a few miles south of Winchester. We arrived at our hotel (Comfort Inn) around 7:10PM. We would have arrived 40 minutes earlier had it not been for three instances of traffic congestion in Pennsylvania on our way here.
There was at least 20 miles of roadway where we encountered several road construction sites, at which places there was only one lane of traffic. Of course, our line of traffic always had to wait for the other lane of traffic.
After checking into Comfort Inn, we walked to the Butcher Block Buffet for dinner. The restaurant was located on the hotel premises and offered a 10% discount to hotel guests. This restaurant has an abundant salad bar and homemade everything, from Southern Fried Chicken to Hush Puppies to BBQ ribs to ham and steak. The food selections that we chose were excellent. Our waitress took good care of us. When it came time for dessert, I asked our waitress for suggestions. She suggested fudge, chocolate chess pie, zucchini bread and ice cream. The waitress said that the chocolate chess pie was her recipe. I chose fudge, a small sliver of chocolate chess pie, a no bake cookie and a small dish of ice cream. Everything was delicious. The fudge was so rich. The small piece of fudge that I had could have been quartered, and it would have been too much to eat. I ate only a teeny tiny bit of that fudge. But, oh boy, was it good!
Stephens City is not our final destination, only an intermediate stop. We will continue our drive tomorrow to our final destination–Williamsburg, VA. Williamsburg is approximately 200 miles from Stephens City. We drove approximately 250 miles today.
I will leave you with one final picture, the view from our hotel window as the sun was setting.
I wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!