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Central Virginia

After the conference is over consider spending Sunday in the area to see some of the many interesting sites in the Bedford area before heading home.
Below are some of our favorites.



The Peaks of Otter
The three mountains that make up the Peaks of Otter are Harkening Hill, Flattop, and Shartop are located at milepost 86 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is a lodge, restaurant, nature center, and many impressive nature trails.



D-Day Memorial
This memorial located about 10 minutes from the conference honors those who participated in the D Day invasion of Normandy. It has a wealth of information concerning WWII.
http://www.dday.org/



Poplar Forest

Thomas Jefferson had a second home called Poplar Forest. Stop by to visit and learn about Jefferson who was Govenor of Virginia, our second Vice President, third President, founder of the University of Virginia as well as having many other accomplishments.
http://www.poplarforest.org/main 




The Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg
Just a five minute drive from the conference is the Old City Cemetery. The photo above shows the Civil War section where many veterans are buried. The cemetery is famous for being a wealth of historical information and for its natural settings such as antique roses and bee keeping. The cemetery has an excellent web site that will show how impressive it really is.
http://www.gravegarden.org/  above photo by D L Ennis.




    
Avenel
This historic home has a rich history and is well worth the visit. It is available for wedding receptions and is well taken care of.
http://www.historicavenel.com/ 


This is just a small sampling of what the Bedford area has to offer. Be sure to explore one or two of these great locations as you head out on Sunday.

 





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