Note from Amedeo at Charlotte Branch:
Next on the list is our planned Mountain Trip for Saturday August 2nd with lunch at the Bluffs restaurant on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our meeting point will the BP in Roaring Gap known as the Pro Stop (green roof). If you are coming from Charlotte, take I-77 north to Elkin and then Highway 21 towards Sparta. As you approach Roaring Gap look for the post office and the BP is located soon after. Plan to be there between 11am and 11:30am. I have been told that from Pineville the trip should take about 1 hour and 45 minutes. If you are coming from Asheville it is your choice to meet us at the BP or the restaurant. By the way the Bluffs Lodge has two restaurants, one inside the Lodge and the other right on the parkway. It is the one on the parkway that we will have lunch. Please let me know as late as Friday Aug 1st if you plan to make the drive.
Here is the link of the restaurant. http://resorts.gordonsguide.com/bluffslodge/index.cfm
As usual please let me know that you are interested so that we can notify the restaurant how many to expect, as of now we have about 6 cars. If you lose this email (Mark) do not worry it will be repeated in my monthly newsletter."