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Nov 1, 2013 - WACOM Hamfest

This morning we left Clarksburg, WV after a horrible night of heavy weather. The wind was whipping and the rain was tremendous. Got so bad we had to pull in our slides and we still couldn't sleep. Then we were ready to leave and noticed we had loss of power coming from the Turbo Engine. So we limped to Washington County, PA and was there for a few days so Tom could attend his Mid-Atlantic Division Hamfest known as WACOM which was to be held on Sunday. He had a great time. We camped a few nights at the fairground where Debbie enjoyed having...

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Jul 14, 2013 - A day in Washington

This morning we were up early to take in the sights of Washington, D.C. We began by hunting down breakfast. We ate at Ollie's Trolley, it was interesting and I am sure we will never eat there again ! We started our walk to the White House. There were lots of tourists and it was pretty warm even though it was 9am. The White House was very white, tidy and had lovely gardens. Many of the buildings in dc were lovely but not as interesting as those in New York. We walked through the ellipse behind the White House to the Washington monument....

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The 4 Man Wolfpack

Jul 8, 2013 - Exploring Washington again

Today we made an earlier start and tried in vain to avoid the heat. We began by catching the train to the Pentagon. We couldn't go in even to the visitors centre but we went to the lovely memorial for the passengers who died on Sept 11. The is a photo in the pics. The security as you could imagine is very strict. It is nice that people have a place to go to to feel they can be with their loved ones though. From there we headed into the Capitol building...(Andy thought it was the real White House!) it is a grand old building but really when...

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Evans USA 2013

Jul 7, 2013 - More exploring Washington

Ok, so there are so many things to do in Washington and it is darn hot- sorry not wanting to brag as we know some of our family members a re sitting in Oz in zero degrees....but it is really almost too hot! We headed off to the Lincoln memorial in the morning. It was a BIg building for a memorial statue. We had some good marketing ideas for this place! Next on to the National Air and Space Museum. This was a great place to spend hours. We started a tour and left it after over 1 hr. the tour guide was by knowledgable but had his own...

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Evans USA 2013

Jul 6, 2013 - Going to tea with Barack and Michelle

When in Washington, do as they local do....we thought we would try for a cuppa with the Obama's! Yeah, Na! Another hot humid day and we were off and walking. We quickly decided that DC is very much like Canberra. Very structured and vey organized. It again is clean on both the roads and footpaths. There are however a huge number of homeless people. The lovely parks here are full of homeless people just sitting all day. We wandered down to the White House first up and did a few photos at both the back and front fences. From there we hit the...

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Evans USA 2013

Jul 5, 2013 - Philly to Washington DC - to see Mr President

There is a lot to be said for Philadelphia. It has lovely parks, some really impressive buildings and pretty water fountains, is well planned (at least in the city) and has a cracking 4th of July. But we saw lots of homelessness, people begging for food and money- and we smelt lots of unpleasant smells! The one thing we will not miss is the smells from the underground! In the morning we walked down town and got up close to the Liberty Bell. The information panels tell a story of the dark side of American History of slavery and oppression....

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Evans USA 2013

Nov 3, 2012 - Navy in Washington, DC - Max's Traveling Teddy

Hi Max! Navy came to visit in Washington DC. During his stay he went to the White House where the President of the United States lives, and saw the Washington Monument which was built to celebrate the first American president, George Washington. Navy also visited the International Spy Museum while he was here. Navy is now off to his next to adventure and we wish him well in his travels!

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Project Travel Mate

Apr 17, 2012 - To Washington, PA

We had a little excitement after I posted yesterday: John is putting water in our holding tank. I turn on the water pump. Something does not sound quite right. I see water at my feet. I open the RV door and water is pouring out the side. We had winterized the RV and all of the valves are still open. John is putting water in and I am pumping it out the showerhead and one of the side compartments. It is not serious. We get everything closed and the RV gets a cleaning! In 2010, we crossed Pennsylvania on the Lincoln Highway. We went through...

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May 8, 2011 - To Washington, PA

Alice has had a lot of rain. Last night it rained again. The water kicked off our electricity so we were up in the middle of the night changing John’s CPAP over to battery power. They do not need any more rain here! We decide to use the Interstate as we head home. We cross from Ohio into West Virginia and then into Pennsylvania. We should be home by Tuesday. Campground: Washington, PA

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Nov 6, 2010 - A long day heading east

We had an early start from Wapakoneta, Ohio, heading east through Ohio. Most of the journey was on interstate so we made good time except that we had to stop several times as Jenny was not very well and had the runs. The weather was in our favour although we did drive pass some snow in the hills of West Virginia. We arrived at Washington, Pennsylvania mid afternoon and decided to stay a few days.

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Jul 12, 2009 - Mason-Dixon

An unsavory use for a perfectly valid line - Sunday, July 12 When astronomer Charles Mason and surveyor Jeremiah Dixon established a legal border between the Pennsylvania Colony and the Maryland Colony in 1767 they were working under the direction of the British Crown, which was tired of the quarreling between William Penn and Charles Calvert (Lord Baltimore) over who owned what? Beginning in 1763, ninety seven years before the beginning of the Civil War, Mason and Dixon worked for four years. They set the boundary between the two colonies...

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2009 Spring 2 Fall

Apr 19, 2009 - Visiting Fallingwater 4-19-09

Visiting Fallingwater, 4-19-09 This morning the sky was overcast, but the temperature was 61 degrees by 9:00 AM. We attended a church a short distance from our campground and enjoyed a good service with really nice folks from the area. Just after noon we headed back to our car to begin our journey to tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous house called Fallingwater. But before continuing with today’s amazing adventure, we would like to tell you a cute story from yesterday. While waiting for the Ducky Tour we talked with another couple who...

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