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Oct 16, 2017 - Shenandoah National Park

We got an early start and were closer to the park entrance than we realized. We entered at the north and went into the Dickey Ridge Visitor center. We were at 2085 feet and had a beautiful view of the Shenandoah Valley. It is very very green. Some of the trees have started to turn but they have had unseasonable warm weather and so mostly golds and green. You can see the Shenandoah River from up on the overview. The park road is 105 miles across the top of the mountain range. There are many pullouts and view points along the way. Speed limit...

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Our trip east.

Mar 12, 2017 - Home again

March 12th Kitty and I got up at what we thought was 5:00 AM and got our stuff together and went down for breakfast, Seems that Haiti does not do daylight saving time so out phones updated and we actually got up at 4:00. Oh well. Nice breakfast. Then we headed off to the airport and checked our bags, went through security twice (Haitian and US) then a short wait and on the plane for Fort Lauderdale. An uneventful trip. Then through immigration and customs – with all of us in line wondering whether Global Entry would be worth it… (yes, it...

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Haiti again!

Mar 2, 2017 - More stuff!

A couple days until we head out and my we get a donation from David McGee of six soccer balls to take along! The local kids play soccer with whatever they can find - including golf balls! Each soccer ball can only expect to last one or two weeks because they are played with constantly - from first light until it's dark. Though medical issues are the primary concern, something for the kids is always appreciated (but the adults are also known to get involved in a game or two!

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Haiti again!

Feb 28, 2017 - Preparing for the journey

In the days prior to departure many very generous people gave us supplies to take to the people of Haiti - drugs, school supplies, toys, soccer equipment, and much more. The organization "Gleaning for the world" gave us fifty "Wings" kits - washable feminine hygiene products - that will be very useful. Kitty and I packed nine bags over the weekend and each weighs about 45 to 50 pounds. It was a challenge condensing all the vitamins into fewer containers to conserve space. My hands smelled like cherry for the rest of the day! As we approach...

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Haiti again!

Jun 28, 2016 - We Are In Lynchburg!!!

We have arrived at our new home for the next week. The drive was a little under 200 miles long, but it was worth it. It's a very nice campground with many fireflies, a lake, and it's a LOT bigger than the last one. We noticed the fireflies here are a different species than the ones at our last campground. Lots of places to explore here, and we're also gonna fly fish! NOTE: On Thursday we are going to Patrick Henry's home!!

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May 30, 2016 - Home again

After a 14 hour flight that was uneventful (other than way too many movies and staying in the sunlight for 28 hours in one day!) we arrive at Dulles in good shape. Passport line goes smoothly then customs was a bit of a wait but really no problems. Shuttle from Comfort Inn took a couple phone calls and about 30 minutes but showed up and dropped us at Kitty's car. We then headed to get some food for Alice - Real American stuff - Taco Bell! Plus some air for the tires. Then Kitty (who had slept on the plane pretty well) drove down to...

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May 13, 2016 - The eve

Finish packing and making arrangements for the trip. Kitty comes over at about 5:00 and we go to dinner at Benjamin’s outside – very nice weather. Alice was having dinner with friends. Back at the house we look at the wedding pictures that Matt took before heading off to bed.

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Jul 5, 2015 - Lynchberg

We are now in the foothill of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Lynchburg, VA. This stop is going to be part work/part fun. Miss Molly is going to the beauty parlor here while we take the time to do LOTS of wash at the Laundromat where we were definitely in the minority. We did drive around Lynchburg and as will most of the other stops found a strong construction presence particularly at Universities and College. Here Liberty University is expanding as you will see in the photos. Knowing that Dennis enjoys history and battlefields, I opted to...

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Feb 27, 2015 - The end of packing

Bags all packed, school issues all taken care of, Alice at her mothers... I left the VW in case Alice wanted to drive it but ran into a problem in that the truck went backwards on the ice when I tried to drive off. Looks like it will be there until I get back. But all ready for the meeting tomorrow (I hope).

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Feb 26, 2015 - Snow day

The Thursday before we leave and a snow storm - three to four inches and below and near freezing temperatures. Schools closed. In Jolivert the low temperature this coming week will be about 70. More packing to do and other arrangements. Weather still looking good for Roanoke on Sunday. Finally got around to stuffing the bags. Only a few last minute things (like netbook) to pack and will be ready to go.

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Feb 24, 2015 - Snow is on the way

All my personal things are in a big pile on the floor. Everything I will need for the eight days I have to take in carry-on. The 100 pounds I can carry of checked luggage is all supplies (mostly medical) for the clinic. We spent several days with "packing parties" where we consolidated drugs from their original containers into as few containers stuffed as full as possible. We leave in four days from Roanoke Airport and the weather is calling for snow tomorrow and ice pellets on Sunday morning. Our flight is at 7:30 AM so there is a little...

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Sep 14, 2014 - A Cold Cough

There was a time this morning that I thought to myself that we were not going to make it home. We had driven about 400 miles yesterday and spent the night at a Walmart Parking Lot in PA. Our plan, get up by 6am and be on the road by 7am and be home by by 2pm. We woke up in the cold with the heater off. It was 52 degF outside and very foggy. As soon as we left the Walmart Parking Lot, there was this big hill we had to climb. The Dutch Star would only go 25mph and transmission alarms sounding, semi behinds blowing his horn….It was worrisome....

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Bummin' around 2014

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