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May 11, 2017 - Visiting Bess

It was really great to visit with Bess. Good friends are treasures! Wish she were not so far away, but very glad we got to see her at least for a short visit. The following day we went by Bess' place again and then on to see Wendy, Sam's niece. We brought her a conch shell that her father had brought to Sam from one of his geology trips. Tuesday evening we stayed at a really beautiful Corps of Engineers campground. Very few campers, so the campground host had time to visit. We asked them about the best route out—the one we took getting...

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May 3, 2017 - On to Reading, PA

We decided we wanted to have a look at Chesapeake Bay (both of us have recently reread Michner’s book, Chesapeake) so we drove across the bay bridge to a little town called St. Michaels. Pretty little place—looked designed for tourists, but Sam said it was a very old town and those were probably original buildings.After we got to PA, Sam looked up St. Michaels and found that the town was laid out in the 1770s by James Braddock around a central square. The town is named for a rural Anglican church, although the town became mostly Methodist....

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Jul 8, 2012 - Day 6 Gettysburg PA to Reading PA

Had a little bit of a sleep in today. Got a little break in the weather but still hot. We are headed into the Amish country of Lancaster PA. Arriving we stopped at a tourist information center to find directions to some working Amish farms. There was a 90 minute bus tour leaving from the center in 10 minutes so we took the bus tour. It was nice so I could look and take pictures and not have to worry about driving. After the bus tour we went to the Amish Farm and House. We were able to do the house tour and walked the farm. We left there to...

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Dec 17, 2009 - Homeward Bound; Hanukkah in Reading, PA

Exactly 25 hours from our Orlando departure, we arrived at Bubby and Pop Pop Strauss's home in Reading, PA, for a few days of Hanukkah celebrating, hanging out, and of course, shopping at the Reading outlets. The weather was clear for driving and the trip was smooth, with only one major traffic delay somewhere in the Carolinas. We caught a few hours of sleep in Virginia, and were surprised to find that the Washington DC rush hour apparently begins at 5:30am, before most of the normal people in the rest of the country are even awake!...

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Sep 1, 2009 - The hardest part.

The most difficult part of traveling is not the journey itself, but the preparation which goes into it, packing. Here I sit, the day before I depart, and still my luggage is not ready for the plane. I can't help but to think I will need absolutely everything in my arsenal of evening wear and running apparel. Do I take my winter clothing? Do I need more running shirts? Or how about that jacket I rarely wear except for 'special occasions.' Who knows, maybe I will fall upon a situation where that sport coat will make or break a possible date...

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Feb 17, 2009 - Nesting, Preparing for Full Time

You know when you're about to have a baby you get to the point in the pregnancy when you're all about the baby and being a new parent. You prepare the nursery and fill the dressing table, you clean the house even the corners. You freeze weeks worth of meals and you just prepare for the next phase or your life and what it involves...Nesting. Well, that's sort of what it's like when you're about to retire. Depending on your plan for your future there are certain preparations for that plan. Ours involves traveling and living in our motorhome....

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Oct 21, 2006 - moved from Florida,New York to Hatfield, Penn

Be advised, Hatfield doesn't show correctly on the map, Philly is actually 30 miles South of us. We got together with Art, Vickie, Duana and Dennis and made a decision for our next move, but like they say "the best laid plans of mice and men, often go asunder"....and our's did! We left first being the "recon" unit.....going to the pre-planned destination around Quakertown, Penn. We stopped along the way to get a stamp in our Nat. Park's Passport book. Dingman Falls was a lovely walk to a nice sight! We continued on (after experiencing...

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