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Oct 16, 2014 - Sylvester, GA - MCLB Albany FamCamp

It was a very easy 166 mile drive to the Marine Corp Logistics Base near the county line between Albany and Sylvester, GA. We had no rain for a change and was quickly set up after arriving. There are a few love bugs still around so we had to wash them off before leaving to visit friends. The FamCamp is very nice with 50 amp full hookup sites that are very long pull-throughs that are unlevel enough we like to put boards down under the low side so as not to stress the jacks. We have good Verizon and a satellite acquisition was quick and easy...

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Jul 14, 2014 - Where Do We Go From Here

We have not reserved any camp sites, we our just going to stop at small towns and cross roads of America , heading up to a major geocaching event at Wauseon , Ohio that they hold every year at the local fairgrounds. We don't have any place to be , but at the event in Wauseon , Ohio. We get to go where we want to go and see what we may see as we ride the back roads of America.

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Jul 13, 2014 - RAY CHARLES

We went to Albany , Ga to see the flint river. The river was inportant to a town, people would travel by boat to get around the country in the eaarly days of the U.S.A. This earthcache was for us to see the coral rocks that was in the river and we got to see and read about the area. This area was under water millions of years ago by the oceans of the world. Now we get to see the river bottoms that was once a coral reef. We also got to see a toll bridge house that would charge people to use the bridge to cross the flint river, as yoy came...

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Nov 5, 2013 - Albany, GA - MCLB Albany FamCamp

Our trip from Clanton, AL to Albany, GA was 208 miles under varying intensities of liquid sunshine: from a light drizzle to heavy downpours. I guess I should have figured that would happen since we just had the Mothership washed and waxed. Fortunately, it was still raining so hard when we were setting up, it managed to rinse it back off pretty well. Unfortunately, it negated taking any pictures of the trip. I know this will upset some of you but most will probably take this more favorably!! :) We did nothing here but have a great visit with...

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Oct 8, 2012 - Albany, GA - Albany MCLB FamCamp

It was an uneventful, easy ride of 108 miles from Macon down to Albany, GA. We left a little earlier than we had wanted due to a storm system coming in and we managed to miss it except for a couple of sprinkles. We are staying at the Marine Corp Logistics Base FamCamp just East of Albany. They have installed eight new 50 amp, full hookup, pull-through sites in the middle of the loop that is mainly used by transients like us. On the outside of the loop they have 12 more back-in sites that are used for long term stays. The eight transient...

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Jun 1, 2012 - On the road again!

There is something exhilarating about sliding behind the wheel of the motorhome, firing up the big diesel engine and rolling out of the campsite at the beginning of a new adventure. It is fuel for the soul. It’s a beautiful day ~ bright sunshine, blue sky and puffy white clouds. Too soon I will be stuck on crowded interstate highways, so I opt to stay on back country roads for the first leg of this journey. True Americana ~ two lane country roads, passing farms and fields lush with cotton, corn, peanuts and cattle. Farmhouses and abandoned,...

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Aug 9, 2011 - Hershey's World of Chocolate

Went to Hershey's World of Chocolate today. What a treat watching all the candy being made and learning the history of how our candybars make it to the supermarkets. They bring all the cocoa beans and sugar in by train as there's too much of it for trucks. They actually go through 230 Million gallons of milk a day in production, can you imagine?! The cocoa beans are shelled and crushed and go through lots of refining to get to the soft cocoa powder. Then they add sugar, milk, flavorings and other ingredients to make the candy. They...

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Aug 7, 2011 - Maryland/Pennsylvania

Left Georgia on our way to Pennsylvania. Went through Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland getting here. All of these states are beautiful farmland and Pennsylvania, which is Amish country, has the greenest grass I've ever seen for this time of year. It's absolutely beautiful. Instead of seeing storm evacuation routes like we do down south, they have snow evacuation routes here. Really pretty country, but wouldn't want to live here because it does get really bad in the winter....

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Aug 6, 2011 - Wedding

Came home for the girls' trip (pictures are under that title) and for Austin and Ashley's wedding. Only took a few pictures since a professional took pictures, but wanted a few for keepsakes and got some good ones of the family....

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Jul 3, 2011 - Plains, GA/Marine Corp Logistics Base Campground

We're staying at the Marine Corp Logistics Base in Albany, GA until we return home later this week. It has a nice campground out in the woods where deer come visit everyday, but it's only a mile down the road to the commissary and exchange, so it's very convenient. We drove over to Plains, GA today to visit Jimmy Carter's childhood homeplace. We saw where he currently lives, but the public has no access obviously and there's a large fence around the property and has a security gate. He grew up on a rather nice farm. There are still horses...

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Jun 6, 2009 - Montgomery to Albany

We left late again and followed the GPS to Albany....however, it took us all the way up to Columbus and not on Hiway 82 as we had originally planned. The longer trip along with the time change caused us to be late for the wedding. We arrived when the pictures were being made (Sherwood Baptist Church). We were honored to be asked to have a photo with the new bride and groom. We met Tommy's dad Jim and saw his mother Sheila again. The reception was great with tons of good food. We also ran into Jay Flynt (Ben McDonald's cousin) who played at...

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Nov 8, 2007 - To Albany, Georgia

Today was "one of those days." In the wee hours I was awakened by the chirping of my carbon monoxide detector. I had to crawl out of my warm bed to change the battery. I had set my thermostat on 55 degrees, so it was a bit chilly. After this, it took me a long time to get back to sleep. It didn't help that a train came through every thirty minutes or so. When I got up again at 8:00, I discovered that I had forgotten to turn the water heater on. I reset the alarm and went back to bed to wait until the water was hot. By the time I was...

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