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Apr 30, 2014 - April 29 - Day 26...final day :(

Waking up in the Hamptons is always a good thing! We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast with Sue and Ed, shared more stories and relived the wild and crazy times on Ocean Avenue. It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than 20 years since Butz and Big Marty’s retirement house has been sold. Sadly, we say our goodbyes and begin the last day of our Excellent Adventure. In our attempt to finish strong, we pinged the “New York Santini’s” to setup a get together in Manhattan for lunch. Remarkably, we achieve a quorum with Tino & Laura, Dave & Susan,...

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Apr 5, 2014 - April 4 - Day 1

We left Lorton on the Auto Train to Sanford, FL at 3:55 pm. We hit the lounge car and met some great people from PA and then had dinner with another couple from Germany. We soon discovered that we were considered to be "living large" because we had a deluxe sleeper car (6'x6') which had a private bathroom in it! Who knew we were so fancy?! We relaxed after dinner with a bottle of wine and some mellow music. A great start to an amazing trip!

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Jun 19, 2011 - Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all you Dad's and I hope all of you who are not expressed the wish to your Father. My Dad is no longer with us, but we called Sue's Dad today. Shane and Jared took him out to dinner since we couldn't be there. Thanks S & J. We left Cherry Hill this morning, and as luck (planning?) would have it we were in Woodbridge, VA at lunch time. When you are in Woodbridge and it's time to eat, there is only one place to go - Dixie Bones! I've written about it in some of my other trips and for me it's like a pilgrimage. I stop...

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Sep 30, 2010 - Thursday Lorton, VA

We are being drenched. The rain has been heavy all night with several inches accumulated. The radio is full of reports of flash flood problems, accidents and early closures. There was a deep water rescue on Rhode Island Avenue. The tornado watch was in effect for several hours. Our old stomping grounds of St Mary’s County was getting hit very hard. Our TV has poor reception with fade outs and loss signals. Oh for the good old days when we had analog instead of mandatory digital signals. We visited Bryce and James and had dinner (James is an...

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The Trip of 2010

Sep 29, 2010 - Wednesday Lorton, VA

We made the stressful drive on interstate I95 / I695 along the Baltimore – Washington corridor with heavy traffic and cars and trucks zooming around us. Bob kept the RV near the speed of traffic (around 65 mph) – a bit faster than he likes to drive since the RV doesn’t brake anywhere nearly as quickly as a car. It took over an hour to get thru Baltimore traffic. DC beltway traffic was moving, but heavy. The construction around Wilson Bridge was all on the local I95 side and we had very few slowdowns for construction. Daniel (our GPS) did a...

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The Trip of 2010

Aug 16, 2010 - Time in DC

We are so enjoying our time in the Washington DC area with Mark and Julia. Here are a few of the things we have done: We have visited historical sites and monuments. The Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, National World War II Memorial, Ball’s Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery… all impressive and memorable. Walking the streets in DC (and this area in general) we see building after building with amazing detail and craftsmanship. I’ve stood and appreciated architectural details, statues and smaller...

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Aug 12, 2010 - Lorton, Virginia

We have seen some lovely places in West Virginia and enjoyed our travels through this state so very much. This is one state we feel we have thoroughly explored. The towns, mountains, and people have all made for some wonderful memories and we feel so blessed to have had this time in West Virginia. We ended our tour of West Virginia by visiting four towns: Martinsburg, Shepherdstown, Charles Town and Harpers Ferry. All four towns are unique and rich in history. While in Martinsburg we stopped to see the Roundhouse. The Martinsburg Roundhouse...

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Aug 24, 2009 - Pohick Bay Regional Park Campground

We arrived at Pohick Bay Regional Park Campground in Lorton, VA about noon time on Agusut 21st. TGFAST! This is the kind of park that makes me miss my grandchildren. It's in the woods, has a water park, hiking trails and a playground, not much that we'll make use of without them. After checking in and hooking up the utilities we grabbed our map and took off. We ended going to visit Mount Vernon, home of George Washington. There is a lot of history in this part of the country, something you forget when you've been out of school as long as I...

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Jun 28, 2009 - Lorton, VA

Emporia, VA Temp 85 - 160 miles driven Drive today was better than last two days in that the temperatures were milder (so to speak) but we hit the outskirts of the DC traffic. Yuck!! There are more cars between Richmond and DC than in ALL of Alaska, I believe. We were on I-95 all the way and when we got close to Richmond, we started to see three lanes of red tail lights. It was the kind of traffic that slows to a crawl then speeds up then crawls then speeds etc but for no apparent reason. The HOV lanes were open to all non-truck traffic....

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