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May 23, 2014 - Trip Rpt. No. 2 -- Siege of Petersburg, etc.
I like this website for a number of reasons, but inputting and editing the narrative is a bitch. It is haunted -- it keeps moving things, changes spellings, and deletes formatting. So, be warned the following is not pretty. One of the reasons for this road trip was to tour some Civil War sites that I wanted to see for years. This week, I started with sites in the Petersburg, VA, area. You may think that I should start elsewhere in VA -- Bull Run, for example -- and visit sites chronologically. But, meeting and visiting friends dictated a...Jump to full entry
May 18, 2014 - Trip Rpt. No. 1 -- Starting Out.
On 2 May, I left Key West on a five-month road trip around the United States. My itinerary is a bit flexible but is anchored by some pre-existing obligations. I spent two weeks visiting friends and family -- Max and Sig in Ft. Lauderdale as well as Jim and Tony there, my niece and her husband in Cocoa Beach, and Char in Berryville, VA (near Winchester). Then, I spent a long Mother's Day weekend with my Mother in Martinsburg, PA along with both of my brothers and their wives, as well as two of my nieces, one of whom brought her daughter and...Jump to full entry
Feb 8, 2014 - 3 States
We left the Barnyard this morning and skirted around Columbia, SC on the interstates before heading onto US 1 again. It is really a rough road through most of South Carolina except for the areas around cities and towns. A really bad stretch was through the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge. The Sandhills is a region in North Carolina and South Carolina that is a strip of ancient beach dunes. It’s a remnant of a former coastline when the ocean level was higher. After passing through the Sandhills we arrived in Cheraw, SC, once...Jump to full entry
Jun 14, 2013 - Heading Home
Friday, June 14, 2013 From Petersburg, Va The wild storms that moved through the mid Atlantic yesterday made their way to Ocracoke around 10:00pm last night. We had a lot of rain, thunder and lightning, but it did not reach the same intensity as those that roared through the Roanoke Valley yesterday afternoon. Mom called to let us know that the winds had reached nearly 80 mph, and there were lots of downed trees. We tried to contact a few neighbors, but the power was out as well as the phones. So we posted a comment on The Facebook page...Jump to full entry
Apr 23, 2013 - Picture Lake Campground and Race 2 winner
Well the WIFI sucked at last campground so down the road we go. Went all of 50 miles and in a suburb of Richmond today. WiFi is great here so all is well and Survivor is on tonite so mother is happy. Asked at desk for a dog groomer and got Willy a haircut for a surprise today, gotta love the entrepreneurial system down here. Weather is forecast to be sunny for the weekend races will be nice as they are both nite timers. Well the contest deadline has passed so here are the correct answers. 1. 33 consecutive sellouts ending in 2008 2. Scoring...Jump to full entry
Feb 23, 2013 - Crab Cakes at G&M
We left this morning at about 1020, not bad. Sorry no pictures of the trip today as the weather all the way was crappy. Thankfully no snow or ice. No food pictures either, but if you can imagine a crab cake about the size of an orange you'll be able to visualize the ones you get at G&M in Baltimore. We met Kyle and Annie there for lunch. They are dfoing well and had some great pictures and wild stories of the Ravens Super Bowl parade and celebration at the stadium. One of these days we may see one in Philly, if only I live long enough....Jump to full entry
Oct 29, 2012 - Day 106 - in Petersburg, Virginia
Still watching weather updates. It is raining lightly and wind has gusts once in a while but nothing serious yet. We have left slides in today, just to be safe, but not an issue yet. It is crowdedin here but we are managing. I have got the journal up to date, and I am typing this at 5:45 pm and still just a normal rainy day. Watching the TV makes us very happy that we decided to move out of the main center of the storm.Jump to full entry
Oct 28, 2012 - Day 105 - in Petersburg, Virginia
We are holding here to ride out the storm. We went into town this morning to top up our groceries and we also bought a prepaid cell phone so the kids can get hold of us. Spent the day watching TV on weather, doing laundry, and making sure everything secure for when the storm reaches us. No rain or wind yet but will again pull in the slides for the night.Jump to full entry
Oct 27, 2012 - Day 104 - to Petersburg, Virginia
We are heading south to escape Hurricane Sandy. We were supposed to be in Hampton near Virginia Beach for service on the bus on Monday but called and moved the appointment to Wednesday and are heading south away from the coastal waters. We have stocked up on groceries, filled both bus and car with fuel, and have nearly full tank of propane so as long as we can find a tree-free, water free campsite we will be ready to ride out the storm. We found a safe haven at South Forty Camp Resort just south of Petersburg, Virginia. It is just off I95...Jump to full entry
Nov 7, 2011 - Quick Time
First night out – to Petersburg, VA. Needless to say, we don’t travel nearly as far in the motorhome as we do in a car. It is more tiring driving and we don’t want to take a chance of not being totally alert to everything that is going on. We made it through Baltimore & Washington much easier than other trips; maybe we’re finally figuring out the right route. If you do make that trip, don’t pay too much attention to your GPS as it seems to think driving through downtown DC is the quickest way to go. That is definitely NOT the case, and if...Jump to full entry
Jul 12, 2011 - Some Like It Hot!
Tuesday 7/12/11 Some Like It Hot! The big news today is the temperature: 100 degrees with a feel-like temp of 109 degrees. I don’t care who you are that’s damn hot! So, given the temps today we decided to “walk about” a few Civil War battlefields. You’d think the Navigator’s Smart Phone would have warned us to visit air-conditioned museums, but no, the little smart ass kept quite the entire time we were leaking vital bodily fluids onto the hallowed battlefields. Our first stop this morning was at the Pamplin Historical Park and The National...Jump to full entry
Jul 11, 2011 - The Temptation of Nice Bill!
Monday 7/11/11 The Temptation of Nice Bill As we were leaving Little Pee Dee River State Park, the Navigator gently suggested that we drive a few back roads on our way to connecting with the Super Slab-I95. The drive was very pleasant winding our way down two- lane country roads in rural South Carolina. The unexpected huge houses surrounded by expansive intricately built brick and wrought iron fences had taken us aback. They were surrounded by tobacco, corn, cotton and, as yet to be identified, some other green plant---possibly peanuts. We...Jump to full entry