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Apr 15, 2019 - Thunder and Lightning on the Peninsula

Last night was a wild one on the DelMarVa Peninsula. Severe thunderstorms with high winds rolled across the Chesapeake Bay last night and early this morning. We were awakened at about 0300 when tornado warning set off our phones. We were in the middle of a watch box until about 0700 so needless to say we didn't get much sleep with Winnie rocking and rolling. It reminded me of the night we spent on the Texas coast a couple of years ago riding out Tropical Storm Bill, only this time we weren't flooded at high tide. No pictures of the storm...

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Apr 12, 2019 - Driving Around

I've been driving around Northampton Country, the last county before crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, the last couple of day. The area is rich in history and goes back to the earliest days of English settlement in North America. I saw a small sign that pointed to "Custis Tomb" that piqued my curiosity so I drove down the side road off of US 13. The road led back to a housing development along one of the Chesapeake Bay creeks. In the middle of the development are 2 above ground tombs surrounded by a brick fence. They are the graves...

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Apr 9, 2019 - Cherrystone

We moved on down the DelMarVa Peninsula to the Cape Charles area, right near the Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel. We’ll be staying at Cherrystone Family Campground for several days to explore the lower peninsula. We’ve stayed here before, but just for an overnight stop. We got a waterfront site, but it was in the sand. We debated about looking for another spot, but finally decided to stay. After dinner, the camp hosts stopped by to tell us there was a severe thunderstorm warning for the evening and we should button up. After packing up the...

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Sep 24, 2017 - Kiptopeke State Park (9/15/17)

We spent one night in Kiptopeke State Park. It is a nice area, but it is quite expensive and we probably won't stay here again. For one night in was $51.50. Virginia charges a $5.00 fee for the first night's stay in a state park. We had water and electricity, but no sewer hook-up. The park is pretty much a field. There is a nice beach and fishing pier, but there is a fee to fish as well. There is a breakwater of concrete ships that is very interesting. While we were there we geocached and that took us on some of the walking trails. We would...

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Feb 21, 2016 - Finally On the Road

Since my last update on the birth of grandchild #3, Oskar, we've made the rounds to see the grandkids before venturing on this southern trek. After 2 snow storms and some pretty cold weather last week, we are finally moving south just in time for the warm weather and rain in Delaware. I took full advantage of the warm weather yesterday to put the finishing touches on the new retractable steps for Winnie. During the cold I was able to get the steps bolted to Winnie, but when I hooked up the four-prong connector of the steps to the one on...

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2016 Winter Trek

Jan 9, 2011 - A day in Transit to Virginia

Sunday the 9th was but a travel day from New Jersey to an RV Resort (RV & Resort in the same sentence is really an oximoron if you think about it) just north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Got there about 3:30 PM set up Lucy and wanted to take a walk to the bay side of the "Resort", but with the wind chill in the teens, I wimped out. Cindy took some really nice photos of the sunset which are attached. Since we did not want to unhitch Lucy & Toad, we opted for a drive-thru space, and were told the closest bath house to us was closed,...

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