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Oct 2, 2013 - Natural Bridge Visit

NATURAL BRIDGE/LEXINGTON KOA CAMPGROUND,NATURAL BRIDGE,VA WEDNESDAY The map location shows Lexington, but we are actually camped 11 miles south of there. We both slept in this morning, as a result of yesterday's walking tour activities. Also we watched a Netflix movie last night after I did the journal. At any rate we ended up staying home till lunch time, had lunch then departed to visit the Natural Bridge. I was here once before, but it was 63 years ago with my wife Jeane. There have been some additions since then. After buying our...

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Oct 1, 2013 - Stonewall and VMI

NATURAL BRIDGE/LEXINGTON,VA CAMPGROUND TUESDAY We were both really tired last night, so took it easy this morning. I, of course, had breakfast first thing. Edie doesn't do breakfast, but I wake up hungry. Once that was out of the way, I got busy and prepared yesterday's journal entry. If I don't get right on it, I fall behind and catching up is tough. I also did a little local visiting research to get an idea of what we wanted to see. I pulled up the Lexington visitor site and downloaded a copy of their 44 page visitors guide. Wow! Lots of...

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Sep 30, 2013 - Travelling North in Virginia

NATURAL BRIDGE/LEXINGTON KOA CAMPGROUND,NATURAL BRIDGE, VA MONDAY Had a few chores to do this morning...run to the store, air up the tires, wash windows in the Honda and then get ready to move. After unhooking the coach utilities and hooking up the Honda to the coach, we drove about a mile to re-fuel at a Circle K station that had an easy in, easy out layout. Gas was $3.25 today. Having topped off, the Bounder hit the road..I74/I77 to I81. It was about 1230 by the time we left the station, so we stopped at the Virginia welcome center 15...

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Sep 9, 2013 - heading north

My sister went back to work and we packed up and headed north toward Hershey, Pennsylvania where we plan to attend the biggest RV show in the country. It was a bit too far to go in one day, so we looked for an interesting place to stop along the way. The route took us through western Virginia paralleling the Blue Ridge Parkway with rolling hills and lots of green. The parkway starts in North Carolina and follows the ridge line almost the entire western edge of Virginia. We've driven pieces of it by car, but RV's are not allowed. There were...

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Aug 18, 2013 - Shenandoah National Park

August 17 We started out in Winchester Va, (the Apple Capital of the World), and made our way to the Shenandoah National Park. Skyline Drive starts out at 500 ft ASL and climbs to 4000 ft ASL with most of it around the 3500 ft level. The outlooks (75 in 110 miles) or places to stop have some very spectacular views. Skyline Drive was built in 1933, as part of Hoovers Job creation program coming out of the Depression. Kerry has this really cool app on his phone which allows him to take panorama photos. Unfortunately, this website doesn't...

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May 22, 2012 - Lexington, VA - Lee Hi Campground

Our trip from Ft. Chiswell to Lexington, VA was 116 miles of easy driving up I-81. There were hills and vales but nothing significant, though the truck traffic was really heavy. We are staying at the Lee Hi Campground which is behind the Lee Hi Travel Center, a Travel America truck stop. It is a pretty nice campground with full hookups, good Verizon and an easy shot to the satellite. They do have nicer sites than ours but they are up in the trees and since we were not going to be here much, satellite access was more important than shade and...

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Aug 29, 2011 - Natural Bridge/Lexington, VA

Left Burnt Cabins, PA yesterday, 1st hour of driving was through countryside that was very green & pleasant - then onto the interstates for 3 more hours to our destination at KOA Natural Bridge. Once we were settled we took a nice walk around the park & it is such a nice park - we were bar b quing outside when the sky got dark & soon started pouring down rain! But still 78+ temperatures! Rained into the night! Tues. 8/30 woke you this morning to blue skies & clear as a bell! We drove into the old part of Lexington, Virginia, after...

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Jul 18, 2011 - Stonewall Jackson

After seeing all of those roadside attractions we needed to get back to something serious. We went to Lexington, VA the home and burial place of the legendary Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson. We walked through the cemetery to see the Jackson grave and memorial. He was the patriarch of military family that included a grandson(?) who was a general in WWI and an great grandson who was a Lt. Colonel in the Army Air Force in WWI and was shot down over France in 1944 and is still MIA. It was hot today, but we strolled around the grave...

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Jul 4, 2011 - Travel to Lexington, VA

We were both really tied after 3 days of reenactments ending in a really hot day so we got a late start today. Plus we ran into rain during our drive. Even still the trip down the Shenandoah Valley was beautiful. We stayed on I-81 rather than US11 (Lee’s retreat route from Gettysburg) since the two run next to each other. So, you get much the same scenery while keeping the ease of the interstate. We arrived in Lexington. VA around 3:30pm and were going to tour a bit but it started to storm and down pour rain. So, we checked in and made an...

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Oct 29, 2010 - The Alleghenies Rock!

I'm actually in Covington VA, but it wasn't among the selections! I'm about 30 minutes west of Lexington and on the eastern edge of the Allegheny Mountains. Just east of Morehead KY (about 50 miles east of Lexington KY), the gentle hills of the Blue Grass Country became steeper. Peak color has passed, but the hills were still pretty. I watched the road cuts and the sedimentary layers will still flat until just past Charleston WV. Then the climb began - awesome and truly West Virginia is the "Mountain Mama." All through the Allegheny...

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Jun 25, 2010 - Our 14th Anniversary

From Home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia … Friday, June 25 I had wanted to post this entry a couple of days ago, but the truth is that I just haven’t been feeling well. But today day my energy level is back, so here I am. Here is how we spent our anniversary on Tuesday. Tuesday, June 22 We woke up about 7:30 this morning, rolled over and wished each other a Happy Anniversary. We have been married 14 years today. In some ways it’s hard to believe, but when I look at how much the boys have grown and all the things that have...

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On the Road Again

May 22, 2010 - Back to Tennessee

We are heading back to the start of the Blue Ridge Parkway at it's west end, and to do that we have to go through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just outside Pigeon Forge. We picked out a campground here without realizing quite what a huge tourist attraction town this is - just like Branson, but without all the headliners. We are currently parked 2 miles outside Dollywood (Dolly Parton's theme park), but have no intention of going there. I did wander across the nearby park to some tourist shops nearby this morning, but otherwise...

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