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Oct 14, 2015 - Last Update

I received word last night of the passing of my son, Jamie Hellmich. I grieve for him, my beautiful, blond, blue eyed first-born. He was a unique individual from his first breath; he always went his own way and most often it was the right way. He was a good little boy and grew into a good man; a devout Christian, a hard worker, a great father and a great son. He was one of the smartest people I knew but also wise; he was funny but never foolish. He was the king of hobbies, always going all out, running the gamut from aquariums, boating,...

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Oct 1, 2014 - Day 26

Hello There, A pretty quiet day today as we made the drive from Kentucky through West Virginia to our overnight destination of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Along the way we made a stop in Huntington to take a quick look at Marshall University and do a little shopping at their large mall. We were also suppose to visit the New River Gorge Bridge but due to a malfunction with our GPS we ended up in someone's back yard, which we all agreed would not have the worlds highest suspension bridge located within it boundary fences. So having tried twice to...

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Nov 23, 2013 - On the Road to Asheville

Left home for Asheville, NC. At Harrisonburg VA decided to take Skyline Drive. Have never been on it before. Incredible views but, oops...bit of a lead foot, pull over by a park ranger for speeding! Remainder of the trip uneventful. Stopped in Johnson City TN for the night.

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Trip Journal

This Land Is My Land

Aug 5, 2013 - Sasquatch and more

8-5-13, Monday This morning started with a START! I awoke at 4:00 in the morning with my wife perched upon my chest shaking me awake. I wiped the sleep from my eyes and said, Happy Anniversary Honey, I’m GLAD you remembered (it is our 47th). But that was not the reason for my early rising. There was the loud crunching sound of footsteps in the gravel outside the bedroom slide out. We both listened for a moment as the sound moved toward the front of the motor home. We listened intently at the door as it moved toward us. I grabbed the 4”...

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Sep 20, 2011 - Broadway, VA

Staying at Harrisonburg/Shenandoah KOA GREAT campground - I LOVE it here, very wooded, it's really a great place . . . and Daisy is so happy, she knows there are squirrels here! Daisy got a bath first thing today, Bob & I had a nice breakfast at a Bagel shop near the groomer then we went looking for a Verizon store, found one very near where we were - we got new Android Samsung GalaxyS phones and we hadn't figured out how to activate them so we sought their help and learned a few tricks but, BOY there is allot to learn - hope we haven't...

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Jun 1, 2011 - Harrisonburg, VA

Day 5, Wednesday Today was a travel day and would have been a pretty good one if we had not tried to save time. We left Linville Falls and traveled to Boone. From there we were heading to I-77 when we thought we would take a little shortcut. Unfortunately we misread the map and ended up climbing higher into the mountains, back to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It sounds a little stupid that we would have gone so far out of our way but it is not that easy to turn around on a two lane mountain road while pulling a travel trailer. When we finally...

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Jun 7, 2010 - Day 87 - Shenandoah NP/Skyline Drive

Today was a long day, but I did something I didn't think I was going to do...and something I've wanted to do for a long time. I slightly straighted my original route and was able to put Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park on my itinerary for the day. It indeed was a gorgeous drive...I can only imagine the phenomenal beauty in the fall. (If you hear the song/music Shenandoah, it simply beckons to be placed on your bucket list.) I left the campground at 9:00 a.m. and didn't get home until 7:00 p.m. But it was a wondrous day (and as...

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Jun 6, 2010 - Day 86 - STATE #21 - VIRGINIA

Hallelujah! I am caught up. Days 81 to present have photos posted and captions added and I'm pooped! At least the process flowed smoothly here. The day was a 200 miler and scenic the entire way. I am between Harrisonburg and New Market, both very historical locations in this beautiful Shenandoah Valley. My campground is also tops and is such a pleasure to be here after my last park. And best of all...there are fireflies out there tonight and I haven't seen them since I left Atlanta in 1957! When I saw one tonight I thought I imagined it...

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May 31, 2010 - Neil and Andi

Just a couple more pictures from Washington. The Columbus statue was rather interesting. Sorry that I didn't get him in the pic! He was on top, and facing the other direction. There was a statue of an old man on one side, representing the Old World, and a statue of an Indian on the other side, representing the New World. We spent part of Memorial Day visiting with oldest son, Neil, and his "kids", Andi and Drew (well, a few minutes with Drew). Then we had a great lunch at a very tasty Thai restaurant with Neil and Andi. We had actually had...

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Sep 8, 2009 - Blue Ridge Parkway

After camping close to the place we were going to have our front wheels aligned their machine broke so we will wait and get it done in OK when we are at Dave's. Tonight we are staying in a camp by a creek,in the Shenandoah Valley it's beautiful. Tomorrow we will be on the blue ridge parkway. D & G

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May 9, 2009 - Harrisonburg/Shenandoah KOA

Despite stops for gas and cat breaks we made it to western Virginia. Arrived with darkness and rain.After "threading " the trailer between two large trees and bending the F150 around park vehicles we got parked and quickly unhooked only getting slightly damp. Precious(happy camper 1) was quite happy to be stationary. Stanley(happy camper2) took t exploring every inch of the trailer,including a open drawer

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Nov 9, 2008 - Denver with Jeff, Linda and Maya

I spent several great days in Denver visiting with Jeff, Linda and Maya and doing some things that can only be done in a larger city like Denver. I got to spend a good bit of one on one time with Maya which was great. She is such a great little person! While there I visited an Apple Computer Store and ended up buying a brand new MacBook computer. At first it intimidated me quite a bit because it is different from the PC's that I've had all of my life, but after some time, practice, and help from Jeff and Linda I've come to like if a lot. I...

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