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Jul 2, 2019 - Day 47 - Bull Run Campground, Mananas, VA

It's another nice, reasonably cool morning and I take LJ on an extended walk. With rain in the forecast for Wednesday, I'm considering trying to get in another round of golf today and I can't decide whether I should drop LJ at doggy day care before hitting the links. After the walk, he pretty much collapses back at the RV, so I'm thinking he is still recovering from yesterday's day care. The one concern is that there is constant barking from what sounds like numerous dogs at the trailer right in front of us which sends LJ into a tizzy. But...

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Jul 1, 2019 - Day 46 - Bull Run Campground, Mananas, VA

I believe this is the first morning in our 13+ year history of RV-ing that I've woken up in the RV and Wendy isn't here. Strange feeling. The morning walk is very nice; cool with almost no wind. Get a text from Wendy that she has arrived safely in Frankfort, so that's all good. A little after 9am, LJ and I head over to a doggy day facility in Manassas. It's only a mile and a half west as the crow flies, but it's a ten mile drive because you can't get there from here. The only park exit is to the east, and then you have to drive northeast...

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Jun 30, 2019 - Day 45 - Bull Run Campground, Manassas, VA

Last morning in Annapolis. We've been in Maryland over three weeks straight. LJ and I take our usual walk down to the river for one last view at the Academy. Back at the RV, we start to pack up for the trek over to Bull Run. It's only an hour and a half drive, and we don't want to get there too early, so we decide to have lunch before we head out. I find what looks to me to be a really remote but highly rated crab house just a few minutes from us on Mill Creek. It's called Cantler's Riverside Inn. We drive over there through some very rural...

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Jun 30, 2015 - Friends in Manassas

After our visit with Sue and Lloyd, we left the Delmarva peninsula via the Chesapeake by bridge once again, heading towards Manassas outside of DC - our next and last stop on our spring car trip. That's where our good friends from Boise, Connie and Rob, now live. Connie and Barb have been friends since the 6th grade and you may recall that we stayed with Connie for a few months in 2012 when we were all in Boise. Connie was single at the time and we needed a place to stay after our housesitting gig in 2012 and Connie offered. On a humorous...

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Jul 16, 2014 - Trip Rpt No. 10 -- And, we are off!

Louisville On 9 July, I left Dublin to pick up Sue Clay at her daughter Susan's house in Louisville, KY. That evening, Sue Clay, Lucy (Sue Clay's other daughter) and I had dinner at Henry's in the Indian Hills suburb of Louisville where Susan and Lucy live. Once again, grilled romaine lettuce was on the menu and enjoyed by Lucy and me. Sue Clay had a crab and shrimp chowder that looked delicious. They had pork loin in mustard sauce and I had a variation of chicken piccata and pasta. All were delicious. If you are in the area, Henry's is an...

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Jul 13, 2014 - Trip Rpt. No. 9 -- Manassas, Martinsburg (PA), and Ohio

Manassas I departed from DC mid-afternoon on Thursday, 26 June, for Manassas, VA, the site of two battles during the Civil War. The Manassas area is only about 30 miles from DC but took me over an hour on Interstate 66 to get to my exit. Once there, the local roads (most at least four lanes) seemed just as congested as I66. I think that most of the inhabitants there spend large portions of their days sitting at traffic lights or stuck in traffic. Actually, DC seemed pastoral compared to suburban Manassas. Today, Manassas is a sprawling...

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Jun 18, 2012 - Cosmo's Entry: DC here we come

Today we drove out of our hotel in Manassas to the battle of the Bull Run National Park. It was crazy to think that young men died on the ground you were standing on. When we were done looking at the park we drove to Washington D.C. where we visited a Smithsonian Natural History museum There we saw many different history items, including the Hope Diamond! There were many different sections in the Smithsonian such as Dinosaurs, Photography, Gems, etc. I learned today that there was only one civilian casualty in the Battle of Bull Run one. Cosmo

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Jun 18, 2012 - Dan's Entry: Manassas and Entering DC

Manassas offers a interesting contrast of modern suburb and Civil war Battle site. New chain restaurants and shopping destinations exist steps away from battle grounds where in one case men died at a faster rate under fire than has happened in US history since (125 dead in 5 minutes). The presentation was chilling and one could not leave the national park without an incredible sense of the brutality of war. First we visited the information center at the national park and watched a presentation on both the Battle of Bull Run One and Two....

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May 18, 2011 - On the Road Again

After 3 days at home, we are off again. Life can't get much better, a vacation that never ends. We are now heading to our first stop Manassas, VA where we will dry camp so we can arrive bright an early in the morning at Restless Wheels to have our generator serviced. Then off to Walkersville, MD to attend an FCRV State Campout with lots of friend we have not seen for quite a while.

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Nov 19, 2010 - AicKia AIC

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Karl Benz proposed co-operation between DMG and Benz & Cie. when economic conditions began to deteriorate in Germany following the First World War, but the directors of DMG refused to consider it initially. Negotiations between the two companies resumed several years later when these conditions worsened and, in 1924 they signed an Agreement of Mutual Interest, valid until the year 2000. Both enterprises standardized design, production, purchasing, and sales and they advertised or marketed their automobile models...

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Oct 21, 2010 - aic kia

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AIC Kia of Manassas - Although Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot is often credited with building the first self-propelled mechanical vehicle or automobile in about 1769, by adapting an existing horse-drawn vehicle, this claim is disputed by some , who doubt Cugnot's three-wheeler ever ran or was stable. What is not in doubt is that Richard Trevithick built and demonstrated his Puffing Devil road locomotive in 1801, believed by many to be the first demonstration of a steam-powered road vehicle, although it was unable to maintain...

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Oct 9, 2010 - Saturday Oct. 9- Manassas VA- Bull Run

We bid farewell to Southern Maryland for this year and headed north on Rt. 5, west on I-495, then west on Rt. 66 to Bull Run Regional Park in Manassas VA. The ride into the park was a little intense, as the road is very narrow, several miles long and there was a lot of traffic. The campground itself is very nice. We had a nice pull-thru site with 50 amp. We set up camp, ate lunch, and took a nap. We went to Mary Nachman's for dinner, with friends Jackie and Bob Hoell, Beth Nachman, Chris Marcy, Billy's daughter Katie and her friend...

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