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Jul 6, 2014 - Pocahontas State Park Virginia

Just south of Richmond near Chesterfield is Pocahontas State Park, the state largest park at about 8000 acres. It has some of the best hiking and mountain biking trails we have encountered. There is also a water park, sizeable creek and lake for fishing and canoeing. This is definitely on my favorite list of public parks. Only 20 minutes from downtown Richmond, it makes for a great base camp. It’s the 4th of July weekend and the campground is full. We lucked out with hurricane Andrew coming up the coast line on the 3rd. It left clear...

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Bummin' around 2014

May 13, 2014 - What do you call a camping slumber party?

Last week was a delicious mix of visiting and exploring with our camping base set up at Rolling View campground in Falls Lake State Recreational Area. The recreational area includes three campgrounds and a huge lake, created by the army corp of engineers. The campgrounds were very lightly populated and beautiful. There was a small lakeside beach and tom was able to have three sunning sessions to maintain his tan. The smart car had a appointment in Carey at the largest car dealer park we had ever seen. Miles of every type of car including...

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Lavender's Travels

Nov 29, 2011 - Who wants a history lesson?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 STUFFED, STUFFED, STUFFED. Oh the story of our lives. Well at least WE moaned and groaned when T-day drew to a close. It was a nice warm day here and we monkeyed around most of the day and got cooking late. We had a whole breast and a couple legs we threw in the oven. B made some great stuffing and some green beans and cranberries so we were set with the traditional. Didn’t eat the pie til later in the evening. Twas a just fine day. Friday we were back to touristing. Trying to wear off some of that stuffin. Since...

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Nov 23, 2011 - Hunkered down for Turkey Day

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Well we’re still on the road and still chugging along. When we last spoke we was pooped from goin in and out of the big city and seein all the sites. So last Friday we had a nice treat. A bunch of years ago we had met a couple from Arlington, VA who were friends of neighbors in CV. We gave them a call and they invited us over for dinner. We hopped the subway again and they picked us up at the metro station on the other side of the Potomac. We had a great visit and meal and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and...

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Jul 23, 2011 - Civil War Center, Richmond NPS

We went in to downtown Richmond again today and all I can say is it's better to be in downtown on the weekend than on a weekday! The traffic and pedestrian congestion was minimal to non-existent in most cases. Other than the cobblestone lined street in the historic area where a few people were walking along the sidewalks, the town was practically empty. The heat must be keeping most people at home because not only was the downtown area eerily vacant but the American Civil War Center and the Richmond National Battlefield Park visitors...

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Jul 22, 2011 - Museum of the Confederacy, Jefferson Wartime Home

Today we went in to downtown Richmond to visit the Museum of the Confederacy and Jefferson Davis’ Wartime Home. The museum and the home are side by side, probably not 25 feet apart, surrounded by buildings, namely the Critical Care Hospital. It’s a crowded location but worth the effort to go in the city. The parking is in the hospital’s parking garage and it was full when we arrived. We had to go through the entire 8 floor parking garage twice before we found a place to park. Once we exited the parking garage it was only about a 100 foot...

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Jul 21, 2011 - Stafford to Chesterfield, VA

We traveled the short distance, 90 miles, to Pocahontas State Park located on the south side of Richmond, VA. It's unbearably hot with a heat index of 120 degrees! The humidity is the worst I've ever experienced, much worse than anything I've survived in Florida! This state park has a wide variety of site types and we selected one in the woods to get a little shade. It doesn't help much with these kind of temperatures but it's better than being in the direct sun all day. We have our site reserved for 4 nights but might decide to stay longer...

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Jun 18, 2008 - Chesterfield, VA @ Pocahontas State Park

We're south of Richmond. This is a big park that's popular for locals to come for the day. It's on a river, has a big pool area, nature programs, small museum, and many bbq areas. The great thing here to us are the fireflys - they're everywhere and we love watching them. It's as if the trees have been strung with small lights - very magical.

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