I took the time this morning to plot on this map all the tourism trails around Southwest Virginia that clueless bureaucrats and delusional politicians (with lots of taxpayer dollars to waste) have created in recent years. This map does not include all the bike paths that have been constructed to accommodate those thirty or so northern Virginia mountain bikers who come down here semi-annually to smoke dope, defecate in the woods, and spend valuable tourism dollars at the Bland Citgo station on Snickers bars and Faygo.
I performed this tedious exercise because ... we have a new trail this morning to add to the maze!
Roanoke visitors bureau unveils Civil War trail projectFor those of you trying to count the squiggly lines, there are, by my count, 84 trails criss-crossing the landscape. This map does not include the yet-to-be-built Trail to Prosperity or the highly sought-after Trail For Feckless Politicians To Exit The State Forever.
Jenny Kincaid Boone, Writing in the Roanoke Times
There's one travel corridor that runs through the Roanoke Valley, and it's a newly developed Civil War trail.
The Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with neighboring localities such as Bedford, Staunton, Lexington and Lynchburg, have created a Civil War trail called Hunter's Raid in the last year. (link)