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Apr 22, 2014 - Day Two - Ft. Chiswell, VA to Lebanon, TN

Day two dawned bright and clear. Our "early" start turned into a few minutes earlier than yesterday. As we drove from Ft. Chiswell to Lebanon, TN we enjoyed beautiful mountain countryside. Along with the beautiful pink blossomed trees we actually saw lovely, fresh, green leaves on the trees as we came south. It rained for about an hour, but luckily it was generally soft rain and not downpours. As the temps rose we discovered that the dash A/C was not cooling as normal. After several phone conferences with our very own troubleshooter...

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Mar 21, 2013 - Fort Chiswell, VA

We arrived in Fort Chiswell, Va on Thursday amid spitting snow. It was freezing!!!! Had to dig out the winter coats. We had stopped for fuel just before we got there and when Brad got out to pump the fuel he about froze. I don't know what the temperature was but it was cold and the wind was whipping. The furnace ran just about non-stop all night keeping Brad awake. We were supposed to head to Staunton, Va for four days. When we got up Friday morning we decided to head for home. The weather prediction wasn't good. There was supposed to be a...

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Jul 13, 2012 - Virginia

13Jul12 - We traveled through PA., MD., West Virginia and stopped at Fort Chiswell, VA. for the night. This is the very first campground we stayed at when we picked up the Phaeton from the dealer! We like the Fort Chiswell Campground because it has nice pull thru spaces and is easy access to I81. Along with the great campground there is a Flying J Truck stop on same exit for fuel, what more can you wish for.

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May 17, 2012 - Ft. Chiswell, VA - Ft. Chiswell RV Park

It was a pleasant 94 mile trip from Wilkesboro, NC to Ft. Chiswell, VA along mostly interstate highways with only one significant, gradual climb up to the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains before descending slowly onto the plateau near the VA, TN and NC borders. We are staying at the Ft. Chiswell RV Park which is a large park just outside the town of the same name. When we arrived there were only five rigs (including our Mothership) in the park but by six it was almost full! We have a 50 amp full hookup site with pretty good free WiFi and...

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Apr 16, 2011 - Fort Chiswell, Virginia

We got off to a pretty good start ( for us ) this morning and were on the road before 9 AM. Mississippi and Alabama were hammered with tornadoes yesterday and today the tornado warnings were up in out area. We had considered staying where we were in South Carolina, but decided to move north and keep an eye on the weather. Except for a real nasty rain and wind storm at noon, the drive was uneventful. This afternoon we entered the mountains of Virginia. It is beautiful here. The trees are all in bud and the grass is a perfect spring...

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Nov 30, 2010 - First stop.

We were off from Falling Waters WV by 9 a.m. this morning. Left in rain and had rain most of the way but it was still a pretty easy trip down I-81 to Ft. Chiswell RV Park. Ft. Chiswell is a bit north of Wytheville. We've stayed at this campground before and know they have long, level sites. Just what we need for an overnight stay. We got settled just in time before strong wind and heavy rain hit us. Tornado watches were in the area but not right where we were, thank heavens! Nasty weather!

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Oct 6, 2009 - Fort Chiswell

This morning, there was no bright sunshine to greet us as we headed south on Interstate 81 once more. The scenery was not very pretty and the truck traffic was heavy, but there are not a lot of ways to get through the mountains of Virginia without traveling on one of the two major interstates. Normally, we would travel the back roads and take our time, but we are anxious (ok - I am anxious) to get south. We saw something different today: a motorhome pulling a small (26 ft) Airstream trailer. -- We have moved another 100 miles closer to...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Jun 11, 2009 - Greensboro, NC to Ft. Chiswell, VA

We headed northwest, towards Virginia and West Virginia, with the goal of picking up I-64 West. This was a beautiful drive through the Appalachian Mountains, intersecting the Blue Ridge Parkway from time to time. We drove past Mount Airy, which served as a prototype of Mayberry for the Andy Griffith Show. Griffith grew up in Mount Airy and incorporated many of its features into his fictional hometown. We stopped at Fort Chiswell, and arrived to our typical afternoon greeting of a summer thunderstorm. Severe weather warnings were being...

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Fuehr's Tours 2009

Sep 9, 2008 - Back to Fort Chiswell for Visits with Beth's Family

While in Southwest Virginia for about a month we stayed as usual at the Fort Chiswell RV Park. High fuel prices kept us from making the 45-minute interstate highway trip into Marion to visit family as frequently as we typically would. Occasional visits with Dad at the assisted living center in Wytheville, a few weekends with him at home in Marion, the Labor Day flea market in Galax AND bicycle rides on the New River Valley Trail were our major activities. About the Trail: The New River Trail State Park has been designated an official...

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Jun 30, 2008 - Back to Virginia for Family and Bluegrass

Most important thing to be said in this entry is "Jim, bless your heart for being so supportive of me in my efforts to support my brothers in looking out for our senior family members." During our three week stay in southwestern Virginia, I have spent one weekend at Dad's house in Marion and a couple of days with Aunt Lois in Blacksburg. Both are in their upper 80's. Dad's health prevents him from being home alone. Aunt Lois is in super health, but has outlived all of her friends. While I stayed with Dad, Jim did laundry at College Street...

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May 27, 2008 - Ft. Chiswell, VA

We left the Great Smokies today and drove for about 3 hours or so. We stopped at Ft. Chiswell RV Park and got all set up then jumped in the car to drive out to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The parkway is a pretty area and aside from getting our Passport book stamped that was all it was; a pretty drive. The scenery was pretty amazing, looking down into the valleys with the haze and all. Pictures just don't do the scenery justice. We got back at about 4:30 so decided to go to the Flying J for dinner.

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May 11, 2008 - A Tribute to Blue

Early spring is lasting a lot longer for us than normal. As we have moved North within the last eight weeks, early Spring has lingered on for us. The same variety of trees that were shedding pollen six weeks ago in South Carolina and four weeks ago in North Carolina are now shedding pollen in southwest Virginia- just in time for our visit. The visit has been generally focused on my family- my father, more specifically. Dad is in an assisted living center. My brothers are committed to getting him home for weekends. That means 24/7 for the...

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