Visiting Lexington is still on my bucket list. It's association with Jackson and Lee make it a holy shrine to me. The Valley is always beautiful and I always attempt to tracel it when it makes some amount of sense, but usually it's further down the valley.
This weekend would be a great weekend to visit. Parade and Boxing Nationals are being held at VMI. Hotels can be a challenge, so book early. Here is a link to the VMI calendar of events. http://www.vmi.edu/about/calendar/
One of the best videos of that parade I've seen, thank you, veterancrowd. DS and 1500 other cadets looking fine. He said they had to do some fancy footwork when the horses in front of them unexpectedly stopped...in true VMI fashion they pulled it off with style.