The American MGB Association’s annual car show, Meet 2016 was held in Waynesboro, Virginia. This meant a drive by the officers (Bruce, Margie and myself) to bring out the club items to the show. This includes the table, chairs, tent, membership items.
Our first stop was Charleston, West Virginia where we stayed overnight. We dined at Fazios which was great but had a hard time getting back to the hotel because of the heavy rains in the mountains. Because of the mountains and weather the navigation was not working properly which made it difficult. We made it and prepared to leave early in the morning. Margie was supposed to meet us here but had to cancel because of illness. We missed her on the rest of the trip.
On the way to Waynesboro on Friday we stopped at the Greenbriar in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The Greenbriar is old stately hotel that has held numerous high profile events It even has bunkers underground that members of Congress would use in the event of a nuclear attack. Before getting to the car show area we traveled the Blue Ridge Parkway which was beautiful but hard to see because of the fog and rain.
We made it to the Waynesboro, Virginia are that afternoon and attended the welcoming party for the car show on Friday night. After that we went out to dinner in Staunton, Virginia which was difficult because of the tiny streets but had dinner at the Depot which was in an old train car and depot.
Saturday was the car show which many of our members attended despite a light drizzle most of the day. Afterwards before dinner at the Ivy Inn is Charlottesvile we found and visited the Trump Winery way up in the hills near Charlottesville, VIrginia. Other stops in the hills included Jefferson’s Monticello and Winery.
Leaving the Waynesboro, Virginia area on Sunday we travelled to Virginia Beach area with a stop in Williamsburg. The hotel in Virginia Beach was right on the ocean with a balcony having a great ocean view. It was also the time of the Neptune Festival which made it a party atmosphere. Fresh crab cakes at Waterman;s in Virginia Beach were great!
On Monday, we headed home with a stop in Washington, DC where we went to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing where we say how our money is made. Later in the day, we went on the last Capitol Building tour of the day. I had never been on this tour and it was great to see the finished dome from the inside. We dined that evening at Clydes in Georgetown.
We left Tuesday morning on our way to Cleveland with a stop at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. They have made a nice memorial dedicated to the people who gave their lives in taking down the plane on September 11, 2001 that was probably headed to the Capitol Building.
Our stop in Cleveland including a tour of the University Height area and dining at a Little Italy Restaurant, Etnas.
We headed back home to Chicago on Wednesday morning and returned the Jeep Compass rental car having put 2422 miles on it!