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May 24, 2015 - Happy Birthday to me!

**Computer is acting up and this entry is spaced all weird......oh, well. It's been MORE than a few years since I rode a bike, so I am taking it slowly to avoid my first broken bone, haha! I'm not as aggressive a rider as I was when I was fifteen, but I am doing pretty well - no spills yet, and Duffy seems to enjoy it too. I ride a few miles each day around the camp just to acclimate my body (Mostly my butt!) to the new experience. The neighbor's granddaughter (age 3) has a pink bike with a basket and little pink shiny...

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May 19, 2015 - North River Campground, Shawboro, NC, near Outer Banks

What a great family campground, and a marvelous place to hide out on a holiday weekend! North River RV Resort, is a small (ten acres-maybe) clearing in a thick and typical southeastern grove of deciduous trees. The camp staff is genuinely friendly and helpful, and I have never seen a camp set up the way this one is. The sites are set up in pairs, where one unit pulls straight in and the partner unit backs in, resulting in a situation where your front porch does not look at the side of another coach. Very clever! We drove into the Outer...

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Nov 24, 2012 - Jamestown & Yorktown, TURKEY & North Carolina

We have moved south to NC. I-Net connection here is too slow to post photos, will do that later. On Wednesday, we drove to the site of the first permanent English settlement in the new colonies, Jamestown. Rather ironic – us being here on the day before Thanksgiving! I had toured Jamestown many years ago, the place sure has changed! The Park Service, State and private entities have done a great job of conservation of the site, continued archeological research and interpretation. One’s experience is now much enhanced. Thanks to the waste...

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Oct 13, 2012 - Carolina on my mind

After a wonderful breakfast at Nancy and Kip's and more great stories we headed off for some everyday chores in Richmond. Finally on our way and we took to the back roads (surprise) through the countryside of Virgina until we crossed into North Carolina. We travelled through Elizabeth City at high tide and onto our campground. Little did we know this was an event weekend at this particular place and we did not have a reservation. We got he last available site! It seemed to us that we had been here before because it reminds us so of one of...

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Aug 2, 2011 - Outer Banks-Day Two

Today we went back to the Outer Banks but this time instead of turning south on to Highway 12 we turned north. It was a definite difference in the scenery and atmosphere compared to yesterday's travels. The area beginning at Southern Shores and north is more residential than the area between Kitty Hawk and Hatteras. There's much more vegetation and landscaping and the homes are newer. As I understand this area has only been seriously developed as a tourist area since the mid 1980's. I snapped a few pictures of the homes while we were...

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Aug 1, 2011 - Outer Banks

We left home around 10:30am this morning and headed to the Outer Banks. It's a long way out there! Our RV park is very near Elizabeth City, about 7 miles off Highway 158 and 158 is the only way to get to the Outer Banks from our location. Once we crossed over the bridge we turned south on Highway 12 and that put us as close to the beach as we could get. The road is narrow and there's homes and condos on both sides of the road with high sand dunes surrounding the homes. We couldn't see the water but we did get a good feel for the area - it's...

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Jul 31, 2011 - Newport News, VA to Shawboro, NC

We traveled 80 miles today and finally left the great state of Virginia. I almost cried when we passed the state line. Virginia is a beautiful state with many, many interesting things to do. I really liked it and was sorry to leave but it's time to move on to new adventures. Our route took us past the Great Dismal Swamp and it's very clear how that area got it's name. The big cypress trees emerge from a green sludge and any dry land is muck. Ron told me it was swamp land in this area but now I really believe him. It's more treacherous...

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Apr 3, 2011 - Rally Ends

The Travelin' Tarheels enjoyed being together, as always. Since there was a lot of rain, we played games, put together puzzles, played cards, Scrabble, and Dominoes. We went out to eat, one of our favorite pass times. After the rally ended, we stayed an extra day and toured Elizabeth City. The Museum of the Albemarle was impressive. The displays were well done and the staff was friendly. On Sunday, April 3, we drove up to Virginia Beach to visit our son and his family. It was only a little over an hour drive from the campground in Shawboro....

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Mar 30, 2011 - Wednesday & Rain

Wednesday dawned cold and rainy. The temperature never got above 45 degrees all day with the soaking, all-day rain. Ben enjoyed a bird's-eye view from the steering wheel of our coach. We took advantage of the rainy day to clean out our collection of old brochures and maps. Two more coaches of Travelin' Tarheels arrived today. In late afternoon, six couples caravaned to the Frog Island Seafood Market and restaurant for a fresh seafood dinner. Delicious!

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Mar 28, 2011 - Travelin' Tarheels, Shawboro, NC

We left Pittsboro in sleet and light rain. I thought this was supposed to be springtime! As we passed through Wake Co., we even saw a little snow. As we continued east, finally the skies cleared and the sun shone. We arrived at the North River Campground in Shawboro, NC, in mid-afternoon. Shawboro is in Currituck Co. in the northeast part of the state, about 12 miles past Elizabeth City. This is a privately-owned and operated campground in the middle of nowhere! However, it is a nice, well-kept campground, with sites surrounding a five-acre...

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Jun 24, 2009 - OTRA - NC - Shawboro

6/24/09 We left this morning at 11:15 a.m. to go to the North River Campground, the closest campground (at a reasonable price) to Kitty Hawk where we'll be meeting Bill, Lisa and the grandgirls while they vacation there. Haven't seen the girls since last summer so I'm really looking forward to this! We passed a lot of old tobacco plantations and drying sheds. Tobacco seems to be a major, and labor intensive crop, in this area and it's too bad they can't figure out a beneficial use for it because I'm sure the industry employs a lot of...

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