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Oct 15, 2010 - Charlotte NC

Thursday we left the coast and traveled northwest to Charlotte. We used the Interstates for our trip, which did not allow us to see much other than the trees along the road. We had planned to stay at a County Park which offered camping, but when we arrived it had minimal cell signal for phones and internet. They also lock the gates at 7 pm and you are locked in for the night. (Sure didn’t understand that!) We moved on to a KOA in Fort Mill, SC which was only about 15 miles from downtown Charlotte. Unknown to us they have a Haunted house and...

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Sep 30, 2010 - Jennys' @ Charlotte N.C.

Hi again. Well, we left Leon's' and stopped at Jenny's next. Emma and Abbey traveled very well. We gave Emma Abbeys cage, (she never uses it in the car anyway) so she would have plenty of room. We had a great time at Jenny's' and did a lot of fun things. We are doing the County Fair tours. We went to Cabarrus County Fair with Jenny and had a great time. It is another very country type fair with the farm animals and the contests and all. They even have a table setting contest and I thought of the Bunco ladies that do the Tea parties every...

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Sep 27, 2010 - Charlotte et al

Soon after getting on the highway yesterday morning, we came to a complete stop. There was such a bad car accident up ahead that we were parked in a traffic jam for two hours. People got out lawn chairs, played ball, and chit chatted in the middle of the highway -- I've never seen anything like it! Our first stop was Fort Jackson outside of Columbia, SC. David attended boot camp and the first part of officer candidate school at Fort Jackson so he gave me a thorough tour of the base and reminisced about basic training and how rigorous it...

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Aug 12, 2010 - 3 Day Layover

Buzz had to make a business trip south to Fort Lauderdale, FL overnight, so Charlotte seemed the best place to stop. The airport there is the hub for a couple of different airlines and he was able to get good flights. We are realizing as we travel that proximity to a major airport sure makes life easier. He left early Tuesday morning and returned Wednesday night, so I occupied myself doing some cleaning, some shopping (great stores here), and basically just hanging out with Suzie. It was a great campground with dog park, pool, miniature...

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Jul 30, 2010 - Charlotte, NC

On June 30, we traveled from Natural Chimneys, VA to Charlotte. We ran old US 11 from Harrisonburg, VA to Natural Bridge, VA a distance of roughly 70 miles. It was like driving through a post card. The valley of VA is one of the most beautiful places on earth. After that, it was heavy holiday traffic that got heaver as we got closer to Charlotte. We stopped in Huntersville to spend the evening with our friends Paulette and Dick Gardner. We have known the Gardners since the early 80's and they are among our closest friends. Dick runs an...

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Ramtough's Travels

Jul 11, 2010 - Charlotte, NC

For breakfast today we stopped at Bojangles on the way to Kelly's house. After we got there our first project was to fix the screen enclosure around the trampoline as sun damage had cased the straps to rotten. That was a very hot project! In the afternoon we took the kids to Veterans Park where they played in the water and then over to Kelly's boss's house to pickup a desk that Kelly will use to do work at home. For supper tonight Shawn cooked Spiedies on the grill. They were very good!

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Jul 10, 2010 - Charlotte, NC

Today we didn’t get to Kelly’s until 11am. We went to an Estate Sale down the street from Kelly’s where we found a music stand for Autumn. After that we hung out for a while and then went to Golden Corral for an early Lunch/dinner. After eating we stopped at some stores to help walk off all the food. Back at Kelly’s Bo gave our truck a bath. It was so dirty as this was the first time it had been washed since we left home over a month ago. Our camper is very dirty too, but it’s looking like it won’t get washed until we got home.

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Jul 9, 2010 - Charlotte, NC

Kelly had to work today so we went over to her house early to take care of the kids. I did 2 loads of laundry; we went to Wal-Mart and then ate lunch at Burger King. Kelly got home from work around 3:30pm. At Wal-Mart Kelly got a new BBQ Grill so Clay and Bo worked on putting it together. Clay was so cute wearing his tool pouch and helping Bo. We ate supper with them and then went back to the camper.

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Jul 8, 2010 - Charlotte, NC

We made it to Charlotte around 2:30pm after stopping in Statesville at Camping World to get another hub cap and light bulbs for the camper. We are camped at McDowell Nature Preserve again this time on site # 10. We packed up as much of the kids that we could, but it’s going to take days to find all the kids stuff in the camper. On the way over to Kelly's house the temperature was 102!!! It's hotter than Florida here in Charlotte!! Clay was so happy to be home that he cried when he saw his mom. Autumn too was happy to be home. She missed not...

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Jun 20, 2010 - From Hiawassee, GA to Charlotte, NC

Traveling with Carol, Lou & Beau .... We continue to try and keep cool. Usually sit out side in the mornings, under the awnings, with our large fan going. In the afternoon, if nothing is really scheduled, we don't mind having 2 A/C units going to keep us cool. Beau is grateful too, I know. The RV Park is called Fieldridge Acres (just adequate) . Chris has a long-time friend who lives in Holly Hill, near here, so they were able to visit with him and catch up with what is going on. We went out to eat a couple of times - Chinese was...

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Girl on the Road

Jun 6, 2010 - Charlotte, NC

Today we spent the day getting ready to leave Charlotte tomorrow, doing laundry, packing Autumn and Clays things and doing some grocery shopping. This took us all day to accomplish. We had supper at the new Golden Corral in Matthews, NC. Tonight after we got back to the camper and everything put away we all worked on putting a puzzle together. The kids are really excited about going on the trip

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Jun 5, 2010 - Redlair NatureFest

Today we were back at Kelly’s bright and early – we arrived at 8:00am. At 9:00am we headed to the Redlair Nature Fest in Gastonia, which is about 25 miles west of Charlotte. The fest was held on a 730-acre nature preserve/farm and was hosted by the Catawba Lands Conservancy. The organization Kelly works for (Clean Air Carolina) staffed a table at the event, which Kelly set up as soon as we got there. Other vendors at the event included local artisans, a BeeKeeper, Carolinas Reptile Rescue, and Carolina Waterfowl Rescue. There were also...

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