We actually had to cross the rail road tracks by going across this glass enclosed walkway. As you crossed the walkway you could read all about the railroad town.
|The walk way is behind the red car.|
|We couldn't pass up taking a |
picture of Bill by Billy's
The stands at the edge of the sidewalks were filled with produce, crafts and jewelry. An outdoor market on Saturday morning. The smell of fresh ripe peaches, and the sound of hagglers and sellers hung in the heavy humid air of the farmers market. We enjoyed watching the crowd as we slithered our way through the maze of people, stopping at various little shops along the way.
Jelly Fish, Seahorses, and colorful ocean fish were found in a place called center on the square. This place was so cool. The size of the tanks were so huge. We enjoyed watching them for some time. This is a video of the Jelly Fish.
A giant star guided the wise men but in Roanoak a giant star guides tourists to an awesome view of the city. The view is spectacular from the lighted star, you can see the downtown sector of the city and then the burbs. Beyond the city you see the rolling blue ridge mountains. Mountains that never seem to end peak after peak with valleys in between. As the expanse of the view becomes less clear you see the greens become darker and darker. The foliage continues as if a sea of green surrounds this valley city.
|The front lobby of the hotel Roanoak|