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Oct 3, 2014 - Whitleys Peanuts

Last day at Williamsburg campground. I drove across the river to return the EZ pass - there is a small office in Gloucester and I used the pass to get across - no toll on the return trip. The Whitley's peanut factory is next to the strip center there - did not go in, it's not too impressive. Later in the day we drove to the tourist strip outside Williamsburg nd bought peanuts at Whitley's - supposed to be the best Virginia peanuts. Also saw various restaurants and ate at Golden Corral, this is a nice shopping area just outside of the...

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Oct 2, 2014 - US Army Transportation Museum

We had one more day on our Williamsburg pass and I thought we could see the movie about the development and construction/reconstruction of Williamsburg. Not to be - that movie was not showing and only the one we saw the first day was showing. So - we left and drove to Ft. Eustis in Newport News - a much shorter drive than we've taken and avoided much traffic. They have the US Army Transportation Museum there and it is expansive, includes all types of transportation including railroad cars and "duck" type amphipians used in WWII and later....

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Oct 1, 2014 - Williamsburg

Today I hoped to see the film about the constructon and redevelopment of Williamsburg - however it's not showing today. The docent did tell us about the tour of Bassett Hall that was the home of John D and Abby Rockefeller. I am so glad that we did this - something we did not see before as it's on a street over from the main town of Williamsburg. There was a film at the beginning that told about them buying this home and Dr. Goodwin of William and Mary who inspired JD Rockefeller to do the project. The home is appointed as they lived in it...

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Sep 30, 2014 - Williamsburg

Yesterday it rained and we just took a day off as this is such a busy area driving requires alot of attention. Today we bought our 3 day tickets for Williamsburg and went to some of the places we missed so many years ago. We first saw the movie about the Revolutionary City - the events that took place here before the start of the Revolutionary War. We took a wagon tour of Williamsburg and asked questions of the driver so we had a customized tour. He stated that white hair was very valuable for wig making - those with light colored hair were...

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Sep 27, 2014 - Mariners Museum and USS Monitor

Today we drove to Newport News and did not cross the river. The Mariners Museum is really great - we first went to an 4D presentation of D Day in their theatre - very well done. Then we toured the museum that is very large and saw an extensive section on the USS Monitor - there were movies and displays of the gun turret that was recovered from the ocean. A replica of the monitor sits just outside the museum to give one an understanding of it's size. The gun turret is preserved in water and is still being researched but the discovery and...

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Sep 26, 2014 - Nuclear power station

Today we went to the visitor center of the Surry Nuclear power plant. To get to it we drove to Jamestown (first settlement in Virginia) and took a free ferry over the river to Surry. We drove through farmland and saw fields of cotton that looked like snow. At the power plant we saw a good video, many informative displays and had a long conversation with the docent. The plant itself is not visible from the center but is much smaller than the one in Ontario. They use a different method and store the spent fuel outside in concrete blocks - as...

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Sep 25, 2014 - Chesapeake bridge tunnel

It was raining and misting as we left Georgetown and was overcast the entire trip but stopped raining as soon as we were on the road. We took the Chesapeake Bridge tunnel and it was fun - two mile long tunnels that took us minus 35 feet elevation, then another longer tunnel (but divided) on I64 up to Williamsburg. We are at Cheatham annex with a large concrete pad that is level. This is a very heavily populated and traffic area but we are toward the northern end of this metro area and close to Williamsburg, just off the Colonial Parkway.

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Oct 13, 2011 - Day 45

We spent most of today and evening with my niece, Regina and her family. Her husband, Boyd is in the Army and currently stationed in Afghanistan. The family currently lives in Yorktown, VA. Holland will graduate HS next June and his sister, Elizabeth is to graduate in 2013. We had a great visit and meal. Hope to be back in June for the graduation.

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Summer 2011

Oct 12, 2011 - Day 44

Today we drove down to Hampton, VA to visit a friend who used to live near us in Franklin, AL. Aileen now lives with her daughter here. We had a good visit. On the way back to our campsite, we decided to see a little more of Cheatham Annex Navy Supply Depot. One of the commands that we came upon was Navy Cargo Handling Battalion One. Across from their headquarters building was a concrete 'ship' that is apparently used for training sailors on how to load cargo aboard ships.

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Summer 2011

Oct 11, 2011 - Day 43

Today we left the DC area to head towards the Norfolk area of VA. We'll be spending the next 3 days parked at the Kings Creek RV FamCamp at the Cheatham Annex near Yorktown, VA. We have friends and relatives in the area to visit and maybe even get to Colonial Williamsburg, if the weather doesn't turn bad. Will have to wait and see what Mother Nature has in store for us.

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Summer 2011



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