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Apr 29, 2018 - Piankatank River Camping

2018-04-29 - Gloucester and Mathews Counties, VA We are staying at the Thousand Trails, Chesapeake campground located on the banks of the Piankatank River which is located between the Rappahanock and York Rivers. The Piankatank empties into the Chesapeake Bay and though not a long river, is quite wide. The campground is very large and one of our favorites because of its location. There is a boat launch at the campground and many other amenities though there are also many seasonal campers. We were able to find a nice 30 amp spot with sewer...

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May 7, 2013 - More of the Past

So we are once again on the road. From Appamattox we headed to the shore and Gloucester, VA to see Jamestown and Yorktown. Appamattox was the final battle of the Civil War after which General Lee surrendered to General Grant, and Yorktown was the final battle of the Revolutionary War after which the British surrendered to the Americans. So for now we have put an end to the 2 major wars fought on US soil, which is fine with me. I know that when we get to New England (hopefully this fall) we will see more of the Revolution, but at least we...

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May 30, 2012 - Eastern Virginia

Welcome back to the journal,,, We've spent 3 weeks in the Chesapeake Bay Thousand Trail Reserve and after visiting many Thousand Trails parks,,,, I have to say this one is tops on my list! It's a beautiful reserve right on the Piankatank River. PEE-ank-a-tank) Great attractions nearby and just an hour from my favorite wholesale store, YES,,, Costco! While here in Virginia,, one thing rings clear time and time again, history is ALL around you! Whether it's the American Revolution or the Civil War! Everywhere you look there are history...

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May 9, 2011 - Gloucester, VA

It was just an hour drive from Williamsburg to our campground at Thousand Trails-Chesapeake Bay Preserve. ANOTHER great spot! Our site is facing the river (the Piankatank River). It's VERY peaceful here and the weather is perfect! AWHHHHHHHHH Once we were settled we took a drive to Gloucester Courthouse (that's what they call the "town". We found a place for me to get a badly needed haircut, drove around a bit then back to RV for steaks for dinner.

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Mar 30, 2011 - Scene from the Road - Virginia

Some of this week has been spent just driving...so a few pictures from different areas... Yesterday, we were off to explore the areas around Virginia Beach. In Virginia Beach, the 3 mile paved boardwalk parallel to the beach is really nice - shops & landscaping very pretty. However, once off the boardwalk, streets / buildings are run down...you can really tell the current economy hasn't helped this area. We also stopped just down the road at Fort Story to view the first 'landing' lighthouse - 1791. We climbed all 191 steps straight up...no...

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Mar 25, 2011 - History Lessons in Virginia

Al & I are fine…having the best time this week. We left the Outer Banks Wednesday and are in a Thousand Trails Campground above Gloucester on the Piannkatank River. Yesterday, we went over to Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. We walked for miles...relearning our history, seeing period dress & how working trades actually made their goods during those years. It is amazing to see some of the dates on buildings, 1603, etc. We went into a church in Williamsburg that's had continuous Sunday services since the 1700’s. In Jamestown, we watched...

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Oct 5, 2009 - R & R

Wednesday, September 16 thru Monday,October 5, 2009 We arrived at Chesapeake Bay Thousand Trails and spent time trying to pick a site, finally settling on one that was wooded and private, but not as close to the river as I would have liked. Drew was going to be leaving me here while he took care of some business in Maryland. He felt I’d be better off nearer the store and clubhouse. Of course, he was right. Our plan for our stay here is to just relax and maybe get some more paper work taken care of. The first weekend, the park was packed!...

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Oct 3, 2009 - Chesapeake TT Preserve

Oct. 3, 2009 Chesapeake Bay Thousand Trails We camped along the Plankitank River which flows into the Chesapeake Bay about 15 miles from here. A lot of major maritime area on the east cost is near here at Newport News, Portsmouth, Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Our preserve is near Gloucester which is a colonial era town. This is beautiful country in Virginia and so far we have had wonderful weather. It has been mild with most days sunny and in the 70’s. The campground is in an ideal setting and we were fortunate enough to get a very scenic...

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Chasing the Sunrise

Jul 11, 2009 - Goodie Goodie For Gloucester

July 11, We were off to Gloucester at 7:15. The GPS estimated about a 4 hour + trip. It did not forsee the accident on I-95 that slowed traffic from DC to Fredericksburg adding another 2 hours to the trip not to mention the ruination of the mpg fuel usage. We were all 'set-up' and watching tv by 5:30. Our Stay in Gloucester was enhanced greatly by our Lititz cousins C & S visit. They stayed in a Cabin on the preserve. We feasted on the finest oysters the bay had to offer--- pay a visit to many ice cream establishments - dined at excellent...

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Oct 15, 2008 - We Have Landed Again Safe

After leaving Candy Hill in Winchester, Va. this morning around 10 am we arrived at Thousand Trails Chesapeake Bay Preserve in Glousester, Va. Our trip was a safe one and we are delighted to be in warmer weather!! No furnace needed!! We drove 200 miles today. On our way we heard this loud bang and it was a truck in the opposite direction of us blowing a tire good thing it was a two lane highway divided. Instantly little Rahma was in my lap from his back seat. We did however pull off and Bob checked out our tires and he said the the Pressure...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Aug 4, 2008 - TTN Chesapeake Bay, Gloucester, VA

The drive from Front Royal to this park was a nice, short and beautiful drive. The countryside was spectacular to see. We drove up I-64 to Hwy-17 and continued down to the park. From this point on for several weeks we're goning to stay on US Hwy 17 down the coast. Once again we found the area to be replete with colorful history and a charming historical area in town. One thing we didn't know was that Dr. Walter Reed, discoverer of malaria was born here. His birthplace home is open for your touring and is quite humble. Though we didn't tour...

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Nov 13, 2007 - New Campground Acclimation Day

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 Thousand Trails Campground, Gloucester, VA New Campground Acclimation Day Today was our "Acclimation Day." We just spent time recouping from the weekend and getting a few things done around the RV. Tom was back to work. Jonathan and I focused on some of his written stuff this morning then took a break after lunch. We walked around the campground for a while checking out the docks, the activity center and the playground of course. The campground sits on a river but from the RV, it almost looks more like a lake....

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