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Apr 7, 2019 - Mt. Jackson, Virginia

It is another leisurely start to the day. We have thoroughly enjoyed the last two days of travel but we need to continue south. Skyline Drive/Blue Ridge Parkway was never a part of this trip. It was a favorite family trip growing up. Mom and I made it to the Smoky Mountains in the late sixties. I did the driving. We head cross-country to Winchester, Virginia. We then travel an hour on I81 and stop in Mt. Jackson, Virginia. Stop #1 is American Celebration. It is a celebration of parade floats. Earl C. Hargrove, Jr. made many of the floats...

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Oct 25, 2017 - A Day on Skyline Drive

We're on the way home. We stopped at the Shenandoah Valley Campground in Mount Jackson, VA which was about half the distance between Fancy Gap and home for an overnighter. The weather on Wednesday morning was so nice we decided to stay another day and drive up to Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. We got on the Drive at Throton Gap near Luray and drove north to Front Royal, VA before heading back to the campground. We picked up a lunch at the Elkwallow Wayside and ate in the picnic area. There were some spectacular views at some of...

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2017 Autumn Outing

May 29, 2016 - Trip to Shenandoah Valley

Well, another Memorial Day has rolled around which means time does fly. We just got back from a great trip to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia to see a long-time friend. I will give you a little background on our close relationship with Bill and Gail and their family. Bill and Don went to high school together, and Bill, Don, and Gail attended University of Evansville known back then as Evansville College. Bill was in our wedding, we all had our children about the same time and stayed in touch with occasional visits and H.S. reunions. Bill...

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May 14, 2015 - Into Virginia

We headed out shortly after 8:00 this morning. That’s an early start for us and today’s 320 mile drive was a long drive for us. We headed north on I-95 and stopped for lunch south of Richmond. I took a quick picture of the closed-up Phaeton during lunch. At Richmond we headed west on I-64 into the Blue Ridge Mountains. After descending into the Shenandoah Valley we turned north on I-81 and have arrived at our overnight stop at the Shenandoah Valley Campground in Mt Jackson, VA. Tomorrow it is on to Alexandria.

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