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Jul 27, 2017 - Day 78 - Charlottesville to Ashland, VA

Today’s roam followed a route of rolling, rural roads from Charlottesville to Ashland, Virginia, for a 95-mile ride with 4,193’ of ascent. Ashland, Virginia, population 7,649 at an elevation of 213’, is 15 miles north of Richmond. Ashland is named after the Lexington, Kentucky, estate of native and statesman Henry Clay. The movie, “Major Payne,” was filmed at the Ashland train station, which now acts as a tourist information office. In 2009, Bloomberg Business named Ashland "Best Place to Raise your Kids" in Virginia. In 2014, Ashland...

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Dec 1, 2013 - Ashland, VA

We are taking a different route this trip as we planned to see my grand-nephew and his wife in No. Carolina. We do NOT do the Washington, DC area if it can be avoided and like to run I-81. Today we continued down I-81 and had planned to get on I-64E over to I-95. We planned to spend the night in Crozet, VA but we got off earlier than usual and we would have been in Crozet about 2:30 in the afternoon. We decided to continue on and stop at Americamps RV Park in Ashland, VA which is outside of Richmond. We have stopped here many times before....

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May 27, 2013 - Ashland, VA Monday (Memorial Day)

We spent all day Saturday in the car, driving some of the scenic roads along the many Civil War sites in this area. There was a nice hiking trail at one of the sites that still had the trenches and foxholes used as cover by the soldiers, with many signs telling the stories along the way. Right after I took the trail picture, a deer ran out in front of us, startling the dogs as well as us! We also drove over to the Shirley Plantation, which is the oldest in VA, and was the childhood home of Robert E. Lee's mother. We ended up eating our...

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May 24, 2013 - Ashland, VA

Sorry I'm late in writing! We decided on Wednesday that we'd had enough of DC, and drove in to see Darlene one more time. I posted a video of Bandit running on her beach (she lives on the banks of the Magothy River, just around the bend from the Chesapeake Bay). During the summer, her kids catch dozens of crabs from traps right off her pier. They just pull them out, throw them in a pot of boiling water with Old Bay seasoning, and eat! Now that's living! Thursday (yesterday), we drove about 115 miles south to Ashland, VA. We are about 15...

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Jan 4, 2013 - Ashland, VA

Last night when we pulled into the Lickdale Campground Brad discovered the battery in the Saturn was dead. This morning he pulled into a rest stop on top of a mountain in Maryland and while there decided to try the car again. When he did he put it in park. It still wouldn't start but then he couldn't get the car out of park so we could go nowhere. He called AAA. In about 45 minutes a battery truck from Hagaerstown pulled in. The man was very thorough - cleaned all terminals, bolts, etc. with a wire bruch then did a computer scan to test the...

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2013 - Florida

Sep 6, 2010 - Homebound; Travel to Ashland, VA

September 6 – Travel to Ashland, VA; RV Tire Failure Our travel to Ashland, VA was interrupted by our tire pressure monitor alarm sounding and the right, front RV tire pressure flashing and dropping rapidly on the monitor screen. I keep the RV cold tire pressure at 65 PSI. The pressure increased to 70 PSI at 60 MPH and goes to 75 PSI when the tires are in the sun. When the alarm came on, the pressure was at 57, then 54, then 48 etc. I pulled over on the berm of the 4-lane, Route 30 and braked hard to keep off of a bridge with no berm....

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Jun 18, 2010 - Ashland, VA

We arrived in Ashland and left the motorhome at Stephanie's and went to our home in Virginia Beach. We came back last night and moved the motorhome to the KOA close to her home. Today we are headed 60 miles north. We will be there 3 nights while Melissa is looking for a place to live in Fairfax. Hopefully, we'll get to do some sightseeing. Until we meet again...

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Apr 9, 2010 - We finally made it

Today was our longest day yet. We started driving at 8:00 am this morning and arrived at Stephanie's at 8:30 pm. It was a very long day! Since this was our last day, we reflected a lot on our trip. Being with our son and grandchildren was the highlight of our trip, but the journey was awesome. We saw so many things...a blizzard in Amarillo, dust storms in Arizona, neon lights and glitter in Sin City, rock formations in the vast deserts, stepped back in time on Rt. 66 and we stood on the corner in Winslow, AZ. Each day seemed to be filled...

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