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Oct 11, 2018 - Travel to Lexington, Virginia

Today was likely our worst travel day of the trip regarding weather. By days end it was raining hard. As I called campgrounds for tonight’s stay, there was no availability. That along with the weather forced our hand to stop earlier than planned. During our travel we were in four different states. We started in Pennsylvania and passed through small portions of Maryland and West Virginia before entering Virginia. 190 miles Lee-Hi Campground F/h; 50 amp; WiFi (weak) Direct Satellite reception

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May 12, 2018 - Lexington, VA

Sat, 12 May: A long three state day... It has been very hot and our house air conditioning is not doing very well. One of the two compressors isn't running so it's coping (or trying to cope) with the heat at 50% efficiency. Yet another "issue". It eventually cooled down sufficiently to sleep, but we were up early despite our lack of sleep. We got the coach ready to roll. Sandi pulled out of our site around 0820 but was immediately stopped by the park's gates, which would not open when we approached. We called the office, no answer. No...

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2018 Travels

Sep 10, 2017 - Uplifting Morning - Long Afternoon Drive

Went to services with Em and Al this morning. They belong to a small but very active church and after a very loving, warm, intimate service I was invited into the hall to share brunch with the congregation - something they do once a month. After brunch I said my goodbyes and began my drive to Lexington, Virginia. Any day, any time - it's a bear driving in the D.C. area. Tomorrow - Knoxville.

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Sep 1, 2017 - Lexington VA – Lee Hi Travel Plaza Campground

Hurricane Harvey finally caught up to us. We had rain showers off and on all day. Luckily, we weren’t in the Nashville TN area any more. I heard they had flash flooding there last night. While here, we took a short trip to Staunton VA to visit the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum. Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the United States. As president, he was responsible for many social and economic reforms including the passage of the Federal Reserve Act, the Child Labor Reform Act, and legislation that supported...

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Retired at Last!

May 16, 2017 - Charlottesville to Lexington, VA

May 16, 2017 Another lovely morning and drive on a country road from our Charlottesville KOA camp that has such stately fences. We drove to TJs for provisions and then on to the Lexington Sleep Inn. We met our dear friend, Dr. Roby Mize from Dallas. His grandson, Roby, is in his freshman year at Washington and Lee. We are so happy Roby came to visit, a real treat for Bob and I. We had lunch at a local sandwich shop and then Roby became our Washington and Lee docent. We learned so much about the relationship between the Lee and Washington...

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Oct 2, 2016 - Lexington Virginia

We had a late start this morning, but did get on the road by 11. We stopped for fuel, found a Costco, and stopped for Lunch at Jimmy John's. Frank was hoping to settling in a campsite by 5 to watch his NASCAR Race, so we found a KOA Right off the Highway in Lexington Virgina.. No race for Frank as it started earlier, and our Satalite wasn't picking up a signal. Oh well, that's the way it goes some times. So he googled who won, and was happy. It is a nice calm evening and quite a bit warmer too. the weather forcast is showing warm sunny...

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Sep 24, 2014 - Step On It!

9/24/2014. Wednesday. Step On It! We were at the Natural Bridge at 9am sharp. The girl at the ticket counter, after lightening my load by $36, told us to go through the entrance way and take the 139 steps down to path leading to the Natural Bridge. So, off we went down not only the139 steps but also down 2 asphalt walkways she didn't happen to mention. At the bottom of the stairs a kindly old volunteer said if we needed a ride back up to the parking lot, he would take us on the shuttle bus he had parked there next to him. The Natural Bridge...

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Sep 15, 2014 - Lexington, Viginia

Today our morning travels took us on the byways of southeast Ohio. Blue skies and bright sunshine illuminated the farm lands and eventually into the foothills of the Blue Mountains. I find myself getting frustrated while driving when I see crazy or amazing things but can’t get to the camera fast enough to capture it. Hopefully we will be able to capture a couple of things to show our followers. We decided to pull up short of Richmond to explore western Virginia for a day. We pulled into the Jellystone Park Campground about 6:30 PM and found...

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Sep 15, 2014 - Virginia

We left about 10:00 with overcast sky's and arrived about 2:30 here in Lexington, Virginia at the Lee Hi Truck and Rv stop. Truck stop you say? Not a bad stop. Were sitting on top of the hill rv park and looking down at the all the trucks. Our drive here was good not much traffic as were use to at home. Not much truck traffic either. We drove I64 east and it was up and down with lots of trees as far as you can see. As we came into Virginia we stopped at the welcome center rest stop. I think is one of the nicest one that we have seen. Got a...

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Sep 14, 2014 - Lexington

Yesterday we left the DC area and drove to Lexington, what a nice drive and change of pace from the DC area. Today we toured the Virginia Military Institute campus and museum. Also toured Stonewall Jackson's home, the docent was full of facts and very interesting. We have had our share of tour's on this trip so the docent's have become an important person. The day could not be complete without touring one of the local wineries, they were having an event to raise money for a local health cause; we enjoyed a Blue Grass Band along with chili...

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Aug 22, 2014 - Jefferson to Lexington, VA

We crossed another state boundary today - from North Carolina into Virginia - Luckily for Julie, NOT West Virginia (mountain mamma, take me home, country roads etc etc - do join in if you know the chorus), but just plain old Virginia. That makes 10 states on our tick sheet, which many people have told us is more than most Americans manage, so we're feeling quite smug. Here's a wheely good photo of Julie. For most of the drive we stayed on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and broke our journey at an old restored mill. We also took a couple of...

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Jun 20, 2014 - Trip Rpt. No. 7 -- New Market, Staunton, and CLE

New Market For years, I passed the New Market Battlefield when traveling on Interstate 81 and wanted to stop and see it. Well, now I have the time and decided to "just do it." I thought that it was logical to spend the night in the little town of New Market and visit the battlefield in the morning before the temperature rose. The second part of that thought was correct. If you are traveling I81, do not stop for a meal or the night in New Market. Just do not do it. Staunton and Lexington are a short distance to the south and Woodstock is a...

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