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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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Oct 5, 2010 - Kia AIC

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AIC Kia of Manassas - The North American version of the Soul is initially available with one of two inline four-cylinder gasoline engines. The base model is powered by a 1.6 litre unit producing 122 bhp (91 kW) and mated exclusively with a five-speed manual transmission. Higher trims feature a 2.0 litre unit producing 142 bhp (106 kW) connected to a standard five-speed manual transmission with a four-speed automatic available as a stand-alone option. A 1.6 litre diesel engine producing 128 bhp (95 kW) and 260 N·m...

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Jun 26, 2010 - Manassas Battlefield

Manassas or Bull Run, it depends on where you are from, the north called it Bull Run and the south called it Manassas. Either way it was a terrible battlefield, over 900 young men died during the first battle there in July 1861. We had decided to go on to an RV park I had found on the Internet since our route has changed but that didn’t work out so well. 1st. When we got to “Watermelon park, it was Not what the Internet showed (funny huh?) It was set up for tubing and partying and a long, long dusty dirt road (narrow and curvy) and then...

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Year 5-Here we go

Jul 29, 2009 - Blue & Grey: Manassas

My Civil War odyssey began just a few dozen miles south of Washington. After visiting Park Headquarters near Stuart’s Hill, I stepped onto the hallowed ground, feeling very much like an intruder. I walked on the green grass, read my maps, and followed the gospel of Shelby Foote, who led me through the woods to a creek called Bull Run. It was here that the callow Union Army crossed over in an attempt to surprise the Rebels on the flank, and I walked with them. Appropriately, under low clouds with deep rolling thunder in the distance, I...

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Dale's Trail 2009

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