Just got back from an exceptional ride. From PA, slabbed it to Gaffney, SC, then 11 to 28 to Cherokee and north on Parkway. If you haven't had the chance RT 28 is excellent! Wanted to let all know full colors will be in this coming weekend. There was enough color to make it great and weather was amazing. Wanted to give a heads up on a really great value in lodging: We stayed in Harrisonburg, VA on way down and discovered a family hotel in operation for three generations: The Village Inn. Best place I've stayed in for years. On site resturant with home cooked food at near fast food prices, very good service, and clean well maintained, very reasonable rooms. Biker friendly. on rt 11 off 81 between exists 243 & 240. 4979 South Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. www.thevillageinn.travel