Hello everyone, July 1 is a long weekend in Canada and July 4 in the US. We're planning a 4-day/3-night road-trip July 1-4, 2016 along the East Coast, and around Virginia and West Virginia with my Canadian buddies.

Thought would share our plans here in case people are still looking for ideas for that long weekend. Just let me know.

There is no registration fee and we're not making any reservations. The latter can change if there is enough interest.

Below is a tentative plan. I've been to most of these places. They have an actual spaceship in Udvar-Hazy Center, whereas West Virginia is a blast to drive! The Green Bank telescope is an inspiring place to visit. Also, I'm pretty excited about Blue Ridge Parkway as I've never driven there.

July 1, Friday (Hersheypark and DC)
07:00 depart from Boston/Toronto
14:30 meet up and enjoy the rides at Hershey Park (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hersheypark) (tickets for $70)
18:00 go to DC
21:00 dinner and party

July 2, Saturday (Virginia and Blue Ridge Parkway)
09:00 go to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (https://airandspace.si.edu/visit/udvar-hazy-center/)
10:00 check out the spaceships (free)
11:00 go to Shenandoah caverns
12:30 enjoy the caverns (around $20?)
14:00 go to Blue Ridge Parkway - North Entrance, Blue Ridge Parkway, Afton, VA 22920
15:00 food
16:00 drive thru Blue Ridge Parkway till Blue Ridge, VA (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Ridge_Parkway)
20:00 go to White Sulphur Springs, WV
21:30 dinner and party at The Rockin' Horse

July 3, Sunday (West Virginia)
09:00 go to Babcock State Park (thru Midland Trail - route 60 - http://www.midlandtrail.com/)
10:30 walk around the park (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babcock_State_Park)
11:30 go to New River Gorge Bridge
12:00 take some cool pictures (https://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/nrgbridge.htm)
12:30 go to Richwood (thru Highland Scenic Highway http://www.pocahontascountywv.com/hi...scenic-highway)
13:30 go to Marlinton (continue on Highland Scenic Highway)
15:00 food
15:30 go to National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 155 Observatory Road, West Virginia 28, Green Bank, WV 24944
16:00 searching for aliens (https://public.nrao.edu/tours/visitgbt)
17:00 go to Blackwater Falls State Park
18:00 check out the waterfalls (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackw...lls_State_Park)
19:00 go to Hagerstown, MD
21:30 food and party

July 4, Monday (coming back)
09:00 leave Hagerstown, MD
17:30 finish in Boston/Toronto

My buddies are bringing SL500, and myself C7 Z51.

Hope you guys can make it!