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Oct 10, 2011 - Day 42

Semper Fi! Today we drove over to the Quantico area to visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps. If you are a fan of the Corps, you need to visit this museum. The admission is free. A lot of good exhibits covering from the establishment of the Corps in 1775 to the present. They had several aircraft hanging from the overheads as well as a lot of scenes with equipment/arms from the various wars. We even talked with a volunteer who was at the Medal of Honor wall. We learned that there have only been 19 recipients of two Medals of Honor,...

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Summer 2011

Oct 9, 2011 - Day 41

Today, being Sunday, our campground host recommended that we drive into DC, park at Arlington Cemetary and walk across the Memorial Bridge to the Lincoln Memorial. We followed his recommendations and although we walked quite a ways, it was an enjoyable afternoon. Once we arrived at the Lincoln Memorial, we went around the reflecting pool, which, by the way, is empty for repairs to the Korean War Memorial. A very impressive display of soldiers depicting the Korean theater. The wall beside the display has scenes etched into it. If you look...

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Summer 2011

Oct 8, 2011 - Day 40

This morning we said good-bye to my sister and headed towards Washington,DC. We had planned to stay at the FamCamp at Quantico MCB, but when I called the other day to make reservations, I was informed that they were full. Consequently, we are staying at Aquia Pines Camp Resort near Stafford, VA, about 25 miles south of DC. We have stayed here before when we were visiting my niece whose husband was stationed at the Pentagon. We plan to do some sightseeing in DC and also visit the Marine Corps Museum. On the trip down, we were not allowed to...

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Summer 2011

Oct 6, 2011 - Aquia, VA

Had a long drive (about 240 miles) from Raleigh to Aquia. Nice little park about 30 miles South of DC. Then we are off to Abingdon, MD to visit another of Connie's college roommates. This will probably be the worst part of the entire trip. Have to go thru, around, whatever, DC and Baltimore. At least we are not going to NYC.

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Jun 22, 2010 - Traffic, Traffic and more Traffic

From Aquia Pines Campground, 38 miles from the White House The campground brochure boasts that the campground is only 38 miles from the White House. What they neglect to tell you is that it most likely will take you an hour plus to get there! Now, I'll tell you why we're here. We arrived Friday and got settled in the campground. Then we went to Fairfax to look for a place for Melissa to live. She is moving here from Charlotte. After sitting in traffic for a couple hours, we were able to look around a bit before returning and sitting in...

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