Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Oct 21, 2013 - Across the river.
FREDERICKSBURG KOA, SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA MONDAY It was 40 degrees on the weatherbug, after breakfast this morning, after a low of 39 earlier. The furnace ran quite a bit last night. We hung around here for a while, doing some odds and ends. By 10 we were ready to get out and about. Scouted our route out of here for tomorrow snd found a service station that I can get in and out of on the way to I95. Then we headed up US1 to VA3, through old town and across the Rappahanock river to Chatham Manor. It is a large house that was built in...Jump to full entry
Oct 20, 2013 - The Blue and Grey.
FREDERICKSBURG KOA, SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY,VA SUNDAY Woke up to a bright blue sky and sunshine this morning. We were counting on that since this is battlefield day. Got away about 10 and headed for the Battle of Fredericksville. Turned onto Lee drive and up the hill to the spot where Lee was camped during the battle. He had a birds eye view of all the action below. It was here he said "It's a good thing war is so terrible, or we would grow too fond of it". The confederates also had lots of artillery on these heights that was trained on the...Jump to full entry
Oct 19, 2013 - Showery cloudy day in Virginia
FREDERICKSBURG KOA SPOTSYLVANIA,VA SATURDAY Normal wake up time today...about 0745. Cloudy skies this morning as forecasted. Light showers were in store for the afternoon...nothing much more than sprinkles when they occured. High temperature was reported as 64. After a pretty full day yesterday we took it easy in the morning. Edie did a load of laundry at the park laundromat..while she was gone, I spent some time on the computer doing some book keeping and then washed up the dishes in the kitchen. We had a standard sandwich, chips,...Jump to full entry
Oct 18, 2013 - More old towne.
FREDERICKSBURG KOA SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, VA FRIDAY I got up at 0715 this morning. Needed to get the coach up to the propane pump and see if we could top off our tank. Dunked an Entemann's old fashioned doughnut and fixed a bowl of oatmeal. Edie got up feeling a little better this morning....maybe her cold is leaving. After yesterday we decided that if we can get propane on board we would stay a few more days....so much to see. I drove up to the office to extend our stay, pending the propane topoff. They were able to handle us, but we would...Jump to full entry
Oct 17, 2013 - Old town in Fredericksburg
FREDERICKSBURG KOA SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY,VA THURSDAY Once again we have dropped into a historical spot that will take some time to see. These old folks in this coach are finding that recovery time is longer than it used to be....out of bed at 0945 this AM.....after a pretty early bedtime last night. Edie has a head cold so she is feeling a little funky, and I'm just plain old.Heh. I did a little research on the propane gas tank problem this morning, on the internet and in conversation with a local RV service shop. Found a couple things to...Jump to full entry
Oct 16, 2013 - Short distance....Long time
FREDRICKSBURG KOA, SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY,VA WEDNESDAY We were up at 0700 this morning in Kinzers,PA, ready to travel. The trip was fairly short so we didn't have to hurry. Had planned to leave the park at about 0930. Mel and Pearl dropped by to see us off and we got away on time. Down the road to Gap, into a Hess station there, that was easy in, easy out for the coach. Nearly had the tank topped when the pump said I couldn't spend any more. Gas was $3.29. Our GPS took us on a new route today, down US1 thru Bel Air, MD on the way to I95. It...Jump to full entry
Dec 27, 2012 - First Day of Travel--Coventry to Fredericksburg, VA
We left Coventry this morning at 9:30 a.m. It had snowed last night, then rain began after midnight. It was spritzing rain and the driveway was slushy, but after checking the weather from home to Fredericksburg, VA, Mike decided that we would go. We ate breakfast, packed up Mr. Stripes, and off we went. When we left home it was 40 degrees, but the temp fell throughout the day--hitting a low of 24 outside of Scranton, PA--then climbed back up to about 38 this evening in VA. We did hit some snow and rain showers, but nothing that bothered us....Jump to full entry
Nov 29, 2012 - Hit the road Jack (Bob)
After about 970 miles we made it to Darci and John's home in Griffin GA. Got in early enough to drop by the Verizon Store and get Dad a smart phone that has GPS in it that he can just talk to and it plots his course and tells him turn by turn directions. We all went to dinner and just after noon he left for our daughter Collins house in Dothan Alabama for a stay of undermined days. He is driving himself and here is why. One he is capable and good for short distance driving. Two, if I told him he could not drive 4 hours just after...Jump to full entry
Apr 16, 2012 - Virginia and Civil War Sites
Our travels through Virginia were mainly focused on Civil War Sites. We went through Roanoke, Lynchburg, Appomattox Court House, Richmond and Fredericksburg. What was reinforced again and again was the horror of that war - the tremendous loss of young men's lives, property, and cities. It is very difficult to understand how the institutions - churches, courts, supreme court could support so passionately the institution of slavery. Highlights: * Met "Sharkey" and Susan, Appalachian Trail Hikers, in Roanoke, Virginia. They had been hiking...Jump to full entry
Dec 30, 2011 - End of Day 1
Day 1 was great! No problems, no delays; clear sailing. Mike drove all the way as usual and logged about 525 miles. We left Coventry at 9:15 a.m. at a temp of 32 degrees and stopped in Fredericksburg, VA at about 6:45 p.m. with a high a few hours earlier of 54 degrees. We stopped every couple of hours for a break, and we stopped for a short, light lunch. I took a few photos, but there's really not much new since last year. We take I-84 over the Newburgh, NY bridge. (Note in the pic of us crossing the Hudson the smiley face that I...Jump to full entry
Nov 2, 2011 - How Many States in One Day?
Long Drive to Fredericksburg in Virginia- 441 miles should have taken about 6.5 hours took us 10. We left at 7.20 in the morning we don't usually like to drive this distance in one day but wanted to get as far south as we could as we have a lot more miles to cover yet. There seemed to be road works everywhere and constant hold ups for other reasons which we could not work out why, probably just the sheer volume of traffic sometimes. It was one of the most stressful journeys we have done, never having crossed so many high up bridges in one...Jump to full entry