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Oct 28, 2009 - Luray Caverns

We had a rough start. We got stuck in the mud for almost a whole day, but finally we were on the road excited to start our trip to 'the south'. Our first stop - Shenandoah National Park. We found a friendly campground - The country Waye - in Luray, VA. Very close to the caverns and not so far from the park. It has the convenience of feeling out in the woods, but actually 10 minutes from a WAL-MART... Since the wether was rainy, we decide to explore the caverns area, and we are happy we did. These are amazing! and if you have kids, there is...

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Oct 1, 2009 - On Top of the World Once Again

Gosh - it is October already!! It just doesn't seem possible that summer is officially gone. -- Today was another travel day and we headed south once again. The sky was so pretty this morning with the cloud line right above us looking like a front would be coming in soon, although the rain isn't supposed to arrive until Saturday. -- The Virginia countryside was gorgeous after we got further away from the metro area. We traveled over green rolling hills with farms and big houses scattered here and there. It was very peaceful and serene,...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Apr 23, 2009 - Luray, VA

After all the traveling we have done back and forth to Virginia, we wanted to find a new place to stay. So when planning our travels this spring, we chose Luray, VA and the Luray RV Park. What a beautiful place to stay! After a 14-mile hilly, twisty drive on Route 211 off I-81, we turned onto Route 340 for a couple of miles. And there, in the middle of farm country, was the park. Surrounded by green, rolling hills, farms, cows. It was lovely! After a windy day when we arrived, the weather turned absolutely beautiful, highs in the 90s. And...

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Our Great Adventure

Oct 28, 2008 - Blue Ridge Pkwy/Skyline Drive

Hello to all, It was sooooo cold and windy here today that we altered our plans to go see Natural Bridge and decided instead to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive to see the Shenandoah Valley. The last time John and I traveled on the Blue Ridge Parkway, it was so foggy that you couldn't even see the guard rail. Today, with wind gusts of up to 50 mph, we knew the fog wouldn't stand a chance. We were right... I was so excited to get started this morning that I left the digital camera in the camper. We had to stop on the way and...

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Oct 24, 2008 - Gettysburg, PA to Luray, VA

We went back to the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center this morning to see the film about the battle and events leading up to it. Then we viewed the beautiful ‘Cyclorama’ which is a picture in the round which was painted in the late 1880’s and depicts the fighting on the third day. Next we went to the Museum Bookstore where I purchased the DVD ‘Gettysburg’ and a historical novel ‘Cold Mountain’. A bit more time in the museum seeing the exhibits we had to rush through on the first day finished off the morning. We went back to...

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Aug 22, 2008 - The Maiden Voyage (Part 2)

Friday, 22 August 2008 – Sunday, 24 August 2008 Friday arrived and it was soon time to make the move to our next campsite. The day started off with a good breakfast, and then it was time to start breaking down. The list of items to do was long … dump the black water, dump the gray water, put down the awning, unhook the water, and the list goes on. Of course the parents, being seasoned professionals were done quicker than I, but they also did not have 2 (almost 3) year old following around. But, before too long we were caravanning off to...

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Maiden Voyage

Aug 1, 2008 - Bluegrass Music And Camping

We made it to Luray , Va for a bluegrass music show and free camping. We got to the fairgrounds and got a place right next to the cow barns. I love to look at cow, when ridding in the truck. Norma says look at the MOOOOO cow's and I get LOOK AROUND in me and just can't help from jumping all over the place. I do like milk shakes, maybe that is why I love COWSSSSS. You could smell the hay in the barn, but no cows, they were all gone. We got to listen to some cool bluegrass music and have a few days off to easy off from ridding in the truck. ...

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HARLEY, MISSY

Jun 29, 2008 - Day One

June 29, 2008 – Day 1 Peachland, NC  Front Royal, VA We pulled out at 8:00 AM and headed to Charlotte to pick up I-77N. We crossed the piedmont’s rolling hills into edge of the North Carolina mountains. The view toward Pilot Mountain as you climb the Appalachians is spectacular! We passed the Shot Tower near Wytheville, VA. This is where they used to make musket balls and shotgun shot by dropping the molten lead from the top of the tower down to the river below. The Shot Tower is located along the New River where we bicycled several years...

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NorthEast2008

Jun 23, 2008 - Some geological fun at Natural Bridge and Luray Caverns

I attended church services in Appomattox Sunday and really enjoyed both the service and the music with a violinist, guitarist, and flutist using a song book called Renew, with really uplifting music. A couple also renewed their wedding vows for their 50th anniversary and that was an interesting part of the service. A trip to the Natural Bridge in the afternoon was lots of fun. The bridge is the remains of the roof of a cave through which Cedar Creek, a tributary of the James River, once flowed. Fred remembers traveling down south every year...

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May 22, 2008 - Shenandoah Valley

Country Waye RV Resort, Luray, VA Lucky to have a spot here since our stay covers Memorial Day weekend. (We were duly chastised by the French-speaking proprietress, albeit Swiss-born, when we called to make the reservation a few days ago.Too close to the holiday weekend, apparently. She then announced that we were quite fortunate as there had been a cancellation that very morning.) The outside of our rig has been taken over by a convention of flying insects that we haven't been able to identify. Much lazier than flies, and look more like...

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Nov 10, 2007 - Luray, Va - Stanardsville, Va

We awoke to the news from our neighbor boy scouts that Skyline Drive was closed due to icy road conditions. It was okay, as we had planned to visit the acclaimed Luray Caverns this morning anyway. Located 163 feet underground, our guide, Chastity, took us through the magically lit chambers where stalactites and stalagmites meet after an agonizing growth spurt of 1 inch every 120 years. There is some very cool science in here for any young students reading this right now (you know who you are)! As the sun broke through the fog that enveloped...

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Nov 1, 2007 - Mount Vernon

Stephan returned around 9 pm last night knowing that we would be traveling to Virginia today. As he was tending to the exterior preparation, he noticed a nail in one of the trailer tires. He also realized that our spare tire was mounted incorrectly on the trailer hitch and could not easily be removed. After calling and being assured that they would fix the tire immediately upon our arrival, we made our way to the closest tire center. Things just didn't go smoothly. The park lot was VERY small and difficult to get into. The workers stopped...

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