Points Of Interest

A sampling of the sights we will see along the trip.

AROC 2020 Convention

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July 20th – 26th 2020
The 2020 edition of the AROC (Alfa Romeo Owners Club) yearly convention .  http://www.alfacluboftherockies.com/index.php/3-national-convention-2020

 


Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park is an American national park located in southwestern South Dakota. The park protects of sharply eroded buttes and pinnacles, along with the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States. The National Park Service manages the park, with the South Unit being co-managed with the Oglala Lakota tribe


Pikes Peak

12068506_1042955072404217_5748843435465422840_o__fluidPikes Peak Highway. Drive the 19-mile paved toll road to the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain. Built in 1915, this winding road is the perfect scenic drive, offering views of lakes, mountains, wildlife and the surrounding area.


Monument Valley

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Monument Valley has been featured in many forms of media since the 1930s.Director John Ford used the location for a number of his best-known films and thus, in the words of critic Keith Phipps, “its five square miles [13 square kilometers] have defined what decades of moviegoers think of when they imagine the American West.


Blue Ridge Parkway

stock-photo-2634442The last part of the drive on the way back to the North East will be via the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville North Carolina, to its termination in Rockfish Virginia. This scenic roadway is part of the US National Park Service.  Many scenic view points are distributed along the parkway and it is free of traffic lights, trucks and rush-hours, plus its FREE!


Cherohala Skyway

Leading to the famed Blue Ridge Parkway is the  Cherohala Skyway (http://www.cherohala.org)  The Skyway connects Tellico Plains, Tennessee, with Robbinsville, North Carolina, and is about 40+ miles long. The elevations range from 900 feet above sea level at the Tellico River in Tennessee to over 5400 feet above sea level at the Tennessee-North Carolina state line at Haw Knob.


Gettysburg Battlefield

The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee’s second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the “High Water Mark of the Rebellion”, Gettysburg was the Civil War’s bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln’s immortal “Gettysburg Address”.