The last hour and a half of my day, riding through Virginia, I was blessed with sunshine white clouds and blue sky’s. Unfortunately, the travel was all on interstate at that point. I have arrived and I’m staying at a Days Inn in Mint Spring, near Staunton, Virginia. Haven’t stayed in one of these for years. As a matter of fact, I think the last time was when I was 11 or 12 years old (I turn 56 this year). Back then the rooms were $8 a night; I remember their signs appeared as if the name might be 8 Days Inn (I know, it didn’t make much sense. But what did we know? The chain was new at the time ), but it was actually advertising the price as $8. Tonight I’m paying $63. This will be my last night out on this trip; tomorrow I’ll be back home. I’ve had a wonderful time away; thinking, and enjoying the opportunity to ride and experience new places, new routes, and to revisit some old favorites along the way.