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Jul 15, 2011 - Walk Don't Ride
Friday 7/14/11 Walk Don’t Ride This morning we took the golf cart down to the camp office to get a list of the reservations in our loop (The Upper Dogwood Loop) and all 30 of our campsites are reserved this weekend. Whoopee! We made our preparations yesterday so I think we ready for the onslaught. Anita took some time to drive down to the lake and take a few photos and, surprisingly, she saw a mama deer and her young’n in the woods near the road and was able to digitally record the event. She is in her Nirvana here. Me, too! I sat in my...Jump to full entry
Jul 14, 2011 - You Know This Guy!
Thursday 7/14/11 You Know This Guy! What a beautiful morning-low temps, no humidity and bright blue skies. Greenbrier is the best-kept and most beautiful park we have camped in and in the middle of this green wonder sits a gorgeous, clear lake surrounded by a nice sandy beach. Can life get any better than this? Anita and I got on with our chores by checking the bathhouse for supplies and cleanliness. Since the park has a maintenance crew that thoroughly scrubs and sanitizes the bathhouse daily, we only have to check it out periodically to...Jump to full entry
Jul 13, 2011 - The Devil's Backbone?!
Wednesday 7/13/11 The Devil’s Backbone? We awoke this morning with some trepidation and enthusiasm knowing that today we would be arriving at Greenbrier State Park to begin our exciting adventure in camp hosting. It took some map manipulation last night to make sure we avoided Richmond and Washington DC and all the traffic-snarl possibilities that could arise to threaten Nice Bill’s demeanor. Our motor home took I295 to bypass Richmond and then exited onto Hwy 17 outside of Fredericksburg for a nice ride through the countryside before...Jump to full entry
Jun 15, 2010 - Covered Bridges in Washington County Maryland
We were riding around the countryside with Bob and Mary, who are also camp hosts, and came across some covered bridges. Each of these bridges has a different construction in the way the support beams are put together. Also notice the historical markers. The street signs are the road intersections near the bridges.Jump to full entry
May 20, 2010 - Antietam continued part 2 of 2
Here are some more photos of Antietam. The Sunken Road is known as Bloody Lane. It is a farm lane that severed as a breastwork for the center of the Confederate line. 2,200 Confederate troops and later reinforcements held off attacks of 10,000 Union troops for about three hours. An observer wrote about the dead that “They were lying in rows like ties of a railroad, in heaps like cordwood mingled with the splintered and shattered fence rails. Words are in adequate to portray the scene.” The stone bridge is known as the Burnside Bridge named...Jump to full entry
May 13, 2010 - Greenbrier State Park -- Boonsboro, MD
Greenbrier State Park is just south of Hagerstown, MD. It is a very nice park with hiking trails, some of which connect with the Appalachian Trail and a day use area with picnic tables and a beach for swimming. There are four loops for camping. Only one of the loops has electricity. Almost every day, except weekends, we would see deer in our loop or the other loops.Jump to full entry