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Aug 28, 2016 - Richmond and Maggie

Saturday Aug 27—We drove the car into Richmond, about 60 miles Northwest of Williamsburg. There was plenty of fighting here during the Civil War. Grant wanted the Confederate States Capitol, and Lee wasn’t going to let him have it. There were 4 different battle sites in the city, but as with Fredericksburg, the city has grown up around them. In May 1862 the Confederates halt the first Union attempt at Drewry’s Bluff on James River. In June 1862 The Seven Days Battle begins at Oak Grove and ends with a Union Victory at Malvern Hill. May 1863...

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Aug 26, 2016 - A First and a Last

Thursday Aug. 25—The National Park Service turned 100 years old today. Entrance fees to all National Parks were waived. Lots of people took advantage of this and Visitor Centers had more than usual activities and birthday cake was served at 1:00PM. We shift from Civil War times to Colonial times with visits to Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg. Here’s the First—Jamestown was the first British settlement in North America. Founded in May, 1607 by 107 Colonists who sailed from England under a charter granted by King James 1 to the...

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Aug 24, 2016 - Fredericksburg, VA

The Aire is parked at the Anvil CG in Williamsburg, VA. We have a large back-in gravel site with 50AMP FHU. The CG has been open since 1961, and the 3rd generation of the original family still runs it. Aug. 24—We stopped at the Virginia Welcome Center, unhitched the car and drove a short distance to Fredericksburg Battlefields Memorial National Military Park. Fredericksburg NMP is different from others in that the now city of Fredericksburg has grown up on the battle sites. Not only houses, but trees too, and that makes it quite difficult...

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Aug 17, 2016 - Battlefields

Headed to the Chatham Manor. During the Civil War this area included 1,300 acres and close to 24 outbuildings, including a dairy, ice house, stables, barns. On the river was a fish hatchery and elsewhere on the plantation, an orchard, mill and a race track.100's of slaves served here, we watch the movie and tour the house and grounds. The house went through several owners before being purchased by the NPS. Then we are off to downtown Fredericksburg and Sunken Road and Spotsylvania. Winning these battles opened supply lines for the Union...

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Jul 18, 2016 - On the road again

It has been a year since our odyssey to the Pacific Northwest so it is time to hit the road again. This year we decided to stay closer to home so we are on our way to Chesapeake, Va., for our granddaughter's ninth birthday and then to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, a place we have visited before and enjoy very much. We left home Sunday morning and crossed New Jersey on Rt. 70. We picked up I-295 south in Cherry Hill and after a stop in Carney's Point for gas we crossed into Delaware on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. It costs us a...

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The Outer Banks

Jan 5, 2016 - Fredericksburg, Virginia

I went to my dermatologist on Monday. She removed the stitches from my side. The biopsy was negative. Susan and I have identical shoulder bags. She stuck her camera in mine by mistake Sunday, so we dropped it off and had lunch with her before we headed south. We spent last night in Allentown, Pennsylvania. We are in Fredericksburg, Virginia, tonight. It has been a trouble-free trip so far. We spent a few hours this evening with Gabriel. We took him out to dinner. He wanted to go to a Japanese steakhouse and then to a frozen yogurt shop...

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Our 2016 Travels

Dec 12, 2015 - The GPS lady found the shortest route ... right through New York City

We hear the stories about the lady in the GPS telling you to drive over a bridge that was torn down 20 years ago, these modern marvels aiding travel aren't perfect, but I can't imagine traveling without one. I'm thinking about getting a new one after our trip from Nashua, New Hampshire to Fredericksburg, Virginia this week. The first part of the trip went swell, just a hundred miles to Nickerson Family Campground in Chaplin, Connecticut, a beautiful trip on a road winding up and around, passing post card views. The camp staff couldn't have...

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Oct 17, 2015 - aAlman’s BBQ - Best Ever

Whenever we are in the area we ALWAYS stop at Alman’s BBQ, it is by far the best BBQ with vinegar bases sauce we have ever had. Great pulled pork with a thick (cooked) vinegar based sauce that Momma, Alman’s has been around since 1949 in the original building.

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Sep 24, 2015 - On The way Home

FREDERICKSBURG KOA CAMPGROUND.....Fredericksburg,VA Thursday We rolled out a little before 8 this morning. I had breakfast and Edie had coffee. Then we began stowing for travel. Our trip today was only 208 miles, so there was no big hurry in getting started. It was 10:15 when we departed. About 12 miles west on US340 we stopped and topped off the fuel tank. From there it was west on US30(The Lincoln Highway) to York, where we got on I83 and headed south. There were quite a few hills on this route. Bypassed Baltimore on I695 west which...

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Sep 15, 2015 - A pretty day in Virginia

FREDERICKSBURG/WASH KOA CAMPGROUND...Fredericksburg,VA Tuesday Another cool night with the furnace running off and on. A pretty sun shiny day, with a high of 80. Lots of leaves falling in the woods here. Took it easy this morning...seems like we do a lot of that now....then got out and aired up the tires on both vehicles to compensate for the cooler temps. Re-installed the tow bar on the coach to make ready for travel tomorrow. Had a few other minor chores. Edie washed her hair this morning, now that all her stuff is available with the...

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Sep 14, 2015 - Fix it Day

FREDERICKSBURG/WASH KOA CAMPGROUND. Fredericksburg, VA Monday Was up at 0800 calling people. Turns out we have a super RV Dealer about 15 minutes away. After talking to Fleetwood factory support to determine if I could move the coach, I drove it over to Safford RV. I had imagined all sorts of huge repairs taking days. They went to work on it, found that a nut had come off of a bolt that held a drive shaft to a motor, and fixed it. At about 3PM we were back in the the campground and got set up again. Yesterday I had cancelled our future...

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Sep 13, 2015 - Hunkered Down

FREDERICKSBURG/WASH KOA CAMPGROUND...VA Sunday Both pretty tired today. Tried to relax some. Went and did a little shopping in the evening, for some things we couldn't access in the bedroom. Weather is nice..Cool..leaves are falling off the trees. Had supper at a Bob Evans restaurant, so I got a cornmeal mush fix. In the morning will get on the phone and try to get our house repaired.

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