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Sep 2, 2018 - More Driving!

This morning we decided it would be fun to have grilled chicken for dinner, so we stopped at a Walmart and bought the smallest charcoal grill they had—we decided it would fit into the already crowded storage bin outside. As we drove all day, I was thinking “Take the grill out of the box, toss in some charcoal, pop the chicken on it, and, voila, dinner.” Turns out there was “some” assembly required. So Sam dug out the lawn chairs, set them up in the shade, and for the next hour, I read instructions, he found parts, and we cooperated on...

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Family in PA

Jul 24, 2018 - Ft. Chiswell RV Park (7/18 - 7/19/18)

We are on our way to southwest Virginia. We haven't spent much time out in this area. We spent 2 nights at the Fort Chiswell RV Park. It is a very nice park. We were in site #2 facing the swimming pool. Also across from us is a big hill. When we arrived, it was just a grassy hill. Later in the afternoon, I looked out to see a huge flock of sheep! It was quite interesting. They could be heard bleating to each other. The sites are nice with a tree between each one. Our second day there we went exploring. We took a drive into the mountains (we...

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Jul 23, 2017 - Day 74 - Day Off at Pioneer Village Campground

We took a day off today so that I could catch up on postings to the Trip Journal. I added 4 new days. We also did some good old relaxing together and catching up on alone time. When I ride all day and Nancy drives all day we both miss seeing each other and don't really get a chance to connect. Also, Nancy had the opportunity to make new friends, Steve and Alice, from Wytheville, Virginia.

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Jul 22, 2017 - Day 73 - Damascus to Max Meadows, VA

Today’s terrific trek from Damascus to Max Meadows, Virginia, was a spectacular 73-mile ride with 5,034’ of ascent. Max Meadows has a population of 562 and is at an elevation of 2,028’. It was supposed to rain today, so I took off early, about 7:15 am, to try to get ahead of the rain. It never rained, but I was pleased to start early. I got in about 3 hours of riding before the temperature started to get uncomfortable. By the end of the ride, it was 97 degrees and still climbing. I was glad to be finished early. The first 30 miles of...

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Jun 4, 2017 - New River and visitors

New River and visitors The weather here in Western Virginia has been beautiful the last few days. On Friday, we loaded up the bikes on BAT and drove about 10-15 miles south to the Foster Falls State Park which is located on the New River and provides access to the New River Trail. The New River Trail is about 59 miles long and is partially located on an abandoned rail bed. It hugs the New River for most of its length and is open to hikers, bikers and horseback riders. After stopping at the gift shop/office for directions, we walked down to...

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2017 Life in our RV

May 31, 2017 - Virginia is for Lovers

Howdy y'all! I can't believe it has been two weeks since I last updated the journal. I would like to say that it is because we have been super busy, but that is not the case. We have been chilling out at Deer Run in Crossville Tennessee for the last three weeks. We did have several visitors though... One day, Steve and I drove over to Lenoir City to meet up with a friend from my banking days at Compass. Kendyl Massey lives in Maryville, TN and she met us for lunch at Aubrey's in Lenoir City. It was good to catch up with her. My son Alex...

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2017 Life in our RV

Sep 15, 2016 - Wythe County, VA

Thursday 9/15/16 Five hours towing today; just about maximum for me now. Years ago we towed a Porsche on trailer nine hours to Watkins Glen for ten years and thought little of it. I am aging. Still warm here and a frost warning in Carrabassett! Dorris will not have to water the plants that die. The RV park handout does not have any mileage to Maine; see picture. Much better wifi here though. It was good to have arrived here by 3 PM, since a dozen rigs have shown up since we got here. We will be in line to leave tomorrow morning.

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Apr 19, 2016 - Happy Trails

The Escapees hitched up their rigs this morning and headed out to the four points of the compass after another successful SKP ACRE. It was nice to renew acquaintances and meet some new people at this gathering of Escapees from as far away as Texas. We'll be making plans to attend the 2017 ACRE in Sevierville next April. The next big Escapee event is the National Escapade in Essex Junction, VT at the end of July. We are planning on making the trip north. We made our way up I81 from Sevierville today and pulled off for the night in Max...

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2016 Winter Trek

Jul 6, 2014 - Max Meadows

We're homeward bound. Today's drive wasn't long but it was tedious with lots of traffic toward the end of the drive. We found a nice campground in Max Meadows and didn't even unhook the car. We plan to make Crossville tomorrow and put down there for 2 days just to hang out and catch up on chores.

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Summer 2014 & Beyond

Aug 5, 2013 - Let the Adventure Begin . . .

As planned, we left 28 Pine Lane this morning and headed straight to WaWa for coffee. We drove (well, Garry drove) west and south to Fort Chiswell RV Resort in Max Meadows, VA. We are about 70 miles south of Roanoke at the base of Walker Mountain. Yep, that's right, Walker Mountain.

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Apr 12, 2013 - Fort Chiswell RV Park

We had a beautiful drive today. There were some storm warnings up, but we saw almost perfect weather. We traveled north and west through North Carolina and into Virginia. We saw several of the Truck drivers rigs as we drove through Rockingham, North Carolina. I see they are racing The Rock this weekend. We stopped at Fort Chiswell, one of our favoured campgrounds in Virginia. It is surrounded be hills on both sides and has lots of cattle grazing in the nearby fields. We arrived here about four o'clock. We saw a Cameo, so went over to check...

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Apr 3, 2013 - Final Answer

Deadlione has passed for the first question. I would like to congratulate all that answered as most had the correct answer but left out details which I used for a tie breaker. Here is the correct answer to the question as gotten from a track sourse. Quote" Martinsville Speedway Hotdog. The red color scares off some, and the remnants of it may find their way to a poor soul's shirt, but the "Famous Martinsville hot dog" is a true relic of the "good ol' days" of NASCAR racing. The hot dog, a trademark at the half-mile paperclip track since...

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Away we go 2013

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