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May 19, 2010 - Key Reunion 2010 Norfolk VA

May 19, 2010 Departed Myrtle Beach and arrived at Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Norfolk, Va. Really close to Virginia Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. We are here for a Francis Scott Key Re-union. Took a double decker bus to Virginia Beach and our escort was from the visitor's center. Pat grew up in this area and was full of knowledge, what an exciting transformation this area has made since our sub vets were stationed here some 30 years ago. Bob attended schools here. It was quite a treat for him to come back and see how much this...

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Hither N Yon 2010

Jan 4, 2010 - Norfolk, VA

Would have been nice start the year off working from home but it is not to be. The Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads area of Virginia is about a four hour drive from Washington. This area headquarters the U.S. Atlantic Fleet so there is wealth of military installations, some of which are clients. For more information check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norfolk,_Virginia It is a fairly grueling drive in that the scenery consists of nothing but relatively straight rural roads lined with trees. A nice drive to be sure... if driving...

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Jeff's 2010 Travel

Oct 9, 2009 - Deltaville to Norfolk, VA

We debated on leaving Deltaville yesterday, but the winds were from the north, so we thought that since the winds were behind us and were to decrease wi the day, in spite of small craft warnings, we left. That turned out to be a good move, since we were able to make it here in good shape even though it was a little uncomfortable and there was no way we could move for the next 2-3 days it appeared. But compared to what we went thru in Canada, this was "nothing" - LOL. We traveled with a boat for part of the day that we met in Deltaville....

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Just Relax

Nov 5, 2008 - The I.c.w. Begins

We stayed in the Hamptons for 4 days just across the bay from Norfolk Virginia. The weather was windy and cold,so we enjoyed the everlasting $1.00 showers at the town dock and took in a few sites. Best of all was the Air and Space Museum where Deb and I both got to crash the "space shuttle" simulator. We also got to watch one of our new favorite addiction 3D movies, there so cool these days. Although we were surrounded by all kinds of yachts big and small at four marinias and one town dock, we stayed at anchor, even when all the other...

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Oct 25, 2008 - Journey down the Chesapeake

we left Annapolis on a windy day. All the way to Solomons Island. It was a brisk sail with 20-25 knot winds,3-4 ft waves,we were having fun sailing our new(to us)42'Whitby Ketch.we arrived on time with friends holding a good anchorage for us. This was another popular spot full of Canadians and other cruisers from around the world ,all of which are deading south. One Canadian family was making the rounds in their dingy visiting all other Canadians (photo of family). We stayed for a day and went shopping at West Marine of course then the...

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Oct 15, 2008 - Being With An Old Friend & Good Sea Food!

Writing from Newport News City Park Campground, VA Today we drove from Greensboro, NC to Newport News, VA. This is a huge city park off I-64. It is a great campground, huge sites with asphalt pads and our site backs up to a lake. We are out in the middle of the woods and very secluded. We got set up and called our friend Charlie Burson who lives in Norfolk, VA about 20 miles from here. Charlie and Jim went to high school and tech school together. Charlie’s sister Donna and I were best friends all through school. Donna had a party one night...

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Jul 26, 2008 - USS Harry S. Truman

We got top go to Family Day on the USS Truman. Blake's fighter squadron had been assigned to this carrier and they had just got back from TDY. So the navy allowed friends and family to come on board for the day and take us out for a cruise. It was an awesome experience! It is hard to capture or explain the immensity of the ship. It is huge! Anyway, we went out into the Gulf Steam somewhere and they flew in some jets from VA Beach. They captured three F-14s and a Hawkeye and then sent them back out again. They then did a series of "touch...

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Viva la Vita

May 24, 2008 - Jamestown Revisited

This time we went to Jamestown Settlement - Saturday morning, May 24 This morning we got up and out early. We have a lot to do today. We are returning to Jamestown to see Jamestown Settlement and we are then going to drive across the Chesapeake Bay bridge/tunnel and get back to the coast. In the mean time we have stops to make at Dodd RV in Newport News to pick up some cord Madolyn ordered to fix our shades and we want to stop at Costco in Norfolk to get gas and some other things we need. A busy day. Newport News City Park nearly filled...

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2008 Keys 2 Canada

Nov 17, 2007 - We are underway!

We have left the dock and underway! Today is cool and the sun is shining. Again, we are thankful for our full enclosure that helps us stay out of the wind and cold. It was beautiful to hear the loons on our way out of the Perrin River. We left our neighbhors dock today (Jack and Kenny) and it was nice for them to give us a great sendoff! We are now cruising down the York River heading for Norfolk. It's been very hectic trying to leave this year. It seemed like so many things were conspiring to keep us here for winter...but thankgoodness we...

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Oct 5, 2007 - Norfolk and Va. Beach, VA

Today was a hot, humid, gray day - the type of day where the air feels heavy as you move through it. We traveled to Norfolk (probably our least favorite place on the trip thus far) and Virginia Beach and we learned that... Naval ships are very expensive - $1 - 5 billion each (we estimate that we saw $30 - 40 billion worth of ships today - maybe more). Nauticus Naval Museum is not worth the money and is really not very interesting If you are going to see the Nauticus museum AND take the Victory Rover tour of the naval ships that you can save...

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Aug 24, 2007 - Norfolk, Days 4-5

Almost done with Norfolk. Thursday was a 'freebie', and Friday we had to come back in and grab our new DCUs (Desert Camouflage Uniforms). Really looks like we are in the NARMY now, as many folks are starting to call it. Folks are starting to break up as different groups head out to different areas. Although most people are leaving tomorrow to Fort Jackson down in South Carolina, there are others going to Fort Dix and Fort Bragg. I asked for Fort whatever-is-in Hawaii, but they couldn't find me an open spot ... shucks. Oh right, TIP OF THE...

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Aug 22, 2007 - Norfolk, Days 2-3

Norfolk is really big. I've noticed that which each trip I walk back and forth between my room and just about everywhere I else I need to go. I'm convinced that NMPS has taken 2 days worth of work and expanded it to 5 days. There are a few shots/immunizations to be done, medical reviews to stand in line for, presentations on deployment 'stuff', and lots of "so what time do we need to be back here?!?" ... Good ol' Hurry-Up-and-Wait. Looks like we'll be leaving Saturday morning on some buses to Fort Jackson, SC. Wonder if they will be school...

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