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Feb 17, 2014 - C'est un départ

On est parti comme prévu tôt Dimanche par un -14c avec de la poudrerie sur la 15 et la 87, il y aura de la neige et des mega bancs de neige jusqu'au New Jersey. PS...les routes des EU en ont pris pour leur rhume...des nids de poules en quantité..même CNN en fait mention. Dimanche 18:30, il fait noir, il est temps de manger et de faire le plein, pas de trouble le GPS nous dirige vers la station service et un McDo dans le centre de Lorton, VA. À la sortie du McDo...plus de GPS..il a décidé de mourir au beau milieu de Lorton....faut retrouver...

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Jan 8, 2014 - The Polar Vortex Strikes

Our first trip of the year is a work trip to Florida and Georgia. With snow and temperatures near zero over the weekend, I wish we would have headed for Florida last week. The plan was to leave home right after a business call I was supposed to take at 0900 this morning. The call didn’t come and we wound up leaving closer to noon. Even though we started late, I had to stop at Dixie Bones in Woodridge, VA. We got two take out orders and went on our way. With the late start, we only managed to get to a KOA just north of Richmond. Not much to...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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Nov 27, 2012 - Gone

We left amidst sniffles and Herta not understanding Dad's goodbye. We drove a bit over 300 miles in our two vehicle caravan and pulled into a Motel 6 for the night. The plan is to drive into SC over 400 miles. We should get to Darci Wed. Enjoy the pics.

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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...

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