Visiting Roanoke

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    May 08, 2012 6:27 PM GMT
    I may be visiting Roanoke, VA within the next few weeks. Probably just for the day (it's a 3-4 hour drive from where I am in DC). I know the countryside is beautiful, but anything special I should see/do in town?
    Thanks for any suggestions!
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    May 08, 2012 11:53 PM GMT
    GWriter saidI may be visiting Roanoke, VA within the next few weeks. Probably just for the day (it's a 3-4 hour drive from where I am in DC). I know the countryside is beautiful, but anything special I should see/do in town?
    Thanks for any suggestions!


    I passed through there in 2005 on my way to Asheville from NoVA. There wasnt much but the Farmers Market was interesting with the old buildings hosting great restaurants.
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    May 09, 2012 12:08 AM GMT
    I have some friends who live in Salem and they say there's nothing there.
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    May 09, 2012 12:32 AM GMT
    Don't disappear. Hah. Hah.
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    May 11, 2012 9:18 PM GMT
    lol all that will be left is croatoan ;p
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    May 11, 2012 9:22 PM GMT
    I'll message you. I live outside of Roanoke in Bedford. Would the D Day Memorial or Poplar Forest be of interest to you?
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    May 11, 2012 9:25 PM GMT
    Soccerstud4 saidDon't disappear. Hah. Hah.


    That's Roanoke Island in NC.
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    May 11, 2012 9:39 PM GMT
    I'll be in that area in a few weeks. I want to see Poplar Forest, swing over to Monticello in Charlottesville and maybe Washington and Lee University in Lexington.
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    May 11, 2012 9:39 PM GMT
    Coach_Mike said
    Soccerstud4 saidDon't disappear. Hah. Hah.


    That's Roanoke Island in NC.


    Weeeell, if'n yer a gay passin thru, the fundiies jes maht attack ya an dispoze of yer coarps in suthern Verginya. icon_wink.gif

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    May 11, 2012 9:42 PM GMT
    Coach_Mike said
    Soccerstud4 saidDon't disappear. Hah. Hah.


    That's Roanoke Island in NC.


    Yeah- our schools taught us that it was in Roanoke, VA. Not North Carolina.
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    May 11, 2012 9:49 PM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos said
    Coach_Mike said
    Soccerstud4 saidDon't disappear. Hah. Hah.


    That's Roanoke Island in NC.


    Yeah- our schools taught us that it was in Roanoke, VA. Not North Carolina.


    Wow. No, if you've heard of Roanoke VA at all it's probably because several years ago some man passing through shot up a gay bar and killed several people.
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    May 11, 2012 9:52 PM GMT
    If you're a sports fan the Commonwealth Games (a multi-sport Olympics type festival) are held in Roanoke in July.
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    May 11, 2012 9:53 PM GMT
    Present day North Carolina, but it was in what would later become Virginia Colony. According to our good friend Mr. WIkipedia.
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    May 11, 2012 9:55 PM GMT
    Michelle Obama is in the area today and Mitt Romney will be here tomorrow delivering commencement addresses. You could sit in traffic for hours.
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    May 11, 2012 9:55 PM GMT
    Coach_Mike said
    Bullwinklemoos said
    Coach_Mike said
    Soccerstud4 saidDon't disappear. Hah. Hah.


    That's Roanoke Island in NC.


    Yeah- our schools taught us that it was in Roanoke, VA. Not North Carolina.


    Wow. No, if you've heard of Roanoke VA at all it's probably because several years ago some man passing through shot up a gay bar and killed several people.
    That's fucked up, but yeah- I swear we were both taught that that's what happened in that particular Roanoke. Not saying your wrong (the internet supports you) but I'm saying that's what it was.
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    May 11, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    Yes, Virginia public schools are awesome. No kid here would ever think the Lost Colony is in Roanoke VA. lol One reason you might be confused is the little girl who's central to this story was named Virginia Dare.