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Apr 2, 2010 - Coming to a close

Four hours of driving remain between us and our final destination today. Friday, we rolled on through the rolling green horse farms of western Kentucky, the foothills of West Virginia, the low mountains of eastern Virginia that might have reminded us of the mountains of Korea if that hadn't crowded around us so, leaving no space for the wide flat expanses of rice paddies customary among the green, wooded mountains in the Land of the Morning Calm. As we pulled into Lexington, Virginia, the sun hung low over the mountains in the west, skirted...

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Oct 1, 2009 - Lexington... Virginia that is

I am exhausted tonight so if I don’t make much sense, forgive me… As I told you last night, we are in Lexington, Virginia… When we stopped here we were just looking for a campground for the night and almost anything would do but once we stopped everything changed…. Lexington is such a Historical City that we had to stay over and see what we could…We also had several things that we needed to do around the house such as stripping the bed from top to bottom and some fixing of a loose attachment where the bed hooks up to the wall so we started...

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Sep 18, 2009 - Grindstone Campground Troutdale, VA

Grindstone is a US Forest Service Park located in the Mount Robertson Recreation Area near Troutdale, VA and is about 4000 feet in elevation. As you can see from the photos, Fall is arriving in the mountains and the leaves are falling. The swimming pool is spring fed and I’ll bet the water is cold.

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Sep 13, 2009 - Randy & Linda Lake Robertson Park Lexington, VA

On our first night at Lake Robertson we met a very nice couple Randy and Linda and their two schnauzers Buddy and Amos. Randy and Linda have “his & hers” Ural sidecar motorcycles. A Ural is a licensed Russian copy of a BMW motorcycle. Buddy and Amos ride in the sidecars and wear helmets and goggles. Randy and Linda play music in a old time string band quartet called “Breakin’ Nu Ground”. On our last night at Lake Robertson while visiting we were fortunate to be able listen to Linda and Randy play and sing.

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Sep 10, 2009 - Lake Robertson Park Lexington, VA

After leaving Ft Pickett, we spent two nights in Front Royal, VA before heading south along I-81 to Lexington, VA where we stayed at Lake Robertson . Lake Robertson is a county park that is 12 miles outside of Lexington. The park has fishing, a swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball courts and hiking trails. It is a nice place to stay. We have found that Rascal also likes to play with a frisbee.

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Apr 15, 2009 - April 14-15, 2009 Lexington, VA

Long’s Campground It was a long and rainy day to get here. The kids did well but I could tell they were tired of riding in the truck. Then we hit the campground and the driveway is steep and the place is really muddy. We only paid for one night and didn’t even unhook. The sites were not level and we found out that they were remaking many sites as they had been washed out previously. There were more sites in another area I couldn’t see but this definitely was not a place we will be back to.

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Nov 17, 2008 - Blue Ridge Parkway to Lexington, VA

We got up and took off for the day, traveling south on the 77 so that we could follow along the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is a pretty amazing stretch of road that has absolutely no signs, services or anything other than trees and fields. It is a Parkway in the true sense of the word. We loved driving down the road and seeing only the beautiful country side. It was sparsely traveled and lovely road so Florian found it relaxing to travel on. It was slow going as the speed limit was only 45 at the most and less where turns were required to...

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Oct 29, 2008 - Lexington/Natural Bridge

I have added pictures from our trip up the Blue Ridge Pkwy/Skyline Drive yesterday. When you look at them, keep in mind that it was 32 degrees and the wind was blowing about 30 mph, with wind gusts of 50 mph. One thing I forgot to mention in yesterday's entry was about all the wildlife we saw when we were driving yesterday. We must have seen at least 20 deer, and you can see the buck that crossed the road in front of us. We saw at least four big bucks, but this one was the biggest. We also saw a black bear in the woods, but I couldn't get a...

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Jul 26, 2008 - Lexington, VA A different experience

During travels today we had a few different experiences. While traveling on VA I81 there was one sign saying to us: watch for falling rock, crosswinds, prone to fog in area and slow moving traffic. Why are people even travelling on the road anyway for?? But to our amazement there wasn,t any falling rock, no fog, some crosswinds and we passed all the slow moving traffic up on the right. However that wasn't the only experience we had. We pulled off for gas and you will not believe what we were up against. People just standing at their cars...

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Jul 17, 2008 - Last post, Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

7-18-08 Rockbridge again Left Kentucky about 8:am and drove straight through to Rockbridge, Va. non-stop. Whew! The road through W VA is still just as tightly curved as when we left. (I would have thought they would have fixed that by now). And just to show how well my memory works, we paid 2 tolls on I-64 in W VA. Hmmmmm. Don’t remember that...Duhhhh. Had a little scare as we came over a ridge and hit a 7% grade too fast and I could feel the brakes overheating as I tried to slow her down. FINALLY got her down enough to get into low gear...

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Jul 10, 2008 - OTRA - VA - Lexington

Well, as usual, we surely didn't leave NC at the appointed hour; in fact, we were 3 hours late! And, as usual, I was a nervous driver for the first 1/2 hour or so. I don't like it when "things go bump in the night"...er, truck or trailer...but once I identify each sound, I'm usually good. This time, we didn't have very many "bumps" at all. Since I'm still at the "I prefer interstates" stage we took I-40 west to Winston-Salem then Route 52 north to I-74 which connected with I-77. You could tell when we went from NC to VA because the...

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Jun 20, 2008 - Lee Chapel in Lexington, VA and family fun

In the town of Lexington, VA, we drove around two university campuses: VA Military Institute (VMI) and Washington and Lee University. Washington and Lee is a beautiful Greek revival style campus with beautiful brick and white columned buildings, while VMI has very plain grey utilitarian buildings. We toured the Lee Chapel and Museum at Washington and Lee University, which began as an early classical academy in 1749 and was renamed Washington Academy to honor George Washington after he saved the school from financial ruin by giving the...

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