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Aug 19, 2011 - Quantico, VA

Home again, home again, lickety-split! Or something like that. We planned to be here for the 10 days we're allowed to stay, but Mother Nature had other plans for us. More on that later. As in Virginia Beach, we have many friends in this area and plans were to get together with everyone several times (again, Mother Nature). We had dinner with Mike and Karen, Brenda came for snacks and wine, and Lee and Kathy came for dinner. It was so good to see old friends again. They're the reason we keep comin' back! We were in the coach getting ready to...

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Jun 20, 2011 - Semper Fi

We changed our plans today because of the weather and went to the National Marine Corps Museum in Quantico. This is a great museum. It tells the story of the US Marines from their formation by the Continental Congress in 1775 at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia to the Global War on Terror using displays of equipment, videos with combat footage, and dioramas. There are some great static exhibits of Marine aircraft hanging from the ceiling in the glass entry portico. We spent about 5 hours there and really had to rush through Vietnam and current...

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Apr 20, 2010 - National Museum of the Marine Corps, VA

Today we went to see the National Museum of the US Marine Corps. This is really a great museum. We really enjoyed the time we spent seeing all the history and the making of a marine. They are always the first in battles. Their motto is " Semper Fidelis" - meaning "always faithful". I can now appreciate the marines and what it takes to be a marine. Marines have always been the “first to fight for right and freedom”. By defending freedom no matter the cost, Marines have exemplified the qualities of honor, courage, and committment since the...

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Apr 19, 2010 - Lunga Park, Quantico MCB, VA

Today is the 3rd rest day since we got to D.C. We needed to clean our motorhome and put things away. We have been on the go, ever since we got into the Washington DC area... Not much to journal today. We spent a relaxing day, reading, writing entries for our journal. We took the time to fill in the entries for the previous days. ....(carol) GOD'S PROMISE FOR TODAY: SURRENDER "Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts will be established." (Proverbs 16:3)

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Apr 7, 2010 - Lunga Park & Arlington Cemetery, VA

Today is moving day. We departed Ft Meade Recreational Park for Lunga Park at Quantico Marine Corps Base in Virginia. This was a short 74 mile trip. The camp site is located on a small lake on the base. This is a beautiful and peaceful place. There weren't very many campers around. After setting up we drove back to Alexandria, Va to catch the Metro Rail to Arlington National Cemetery, where soldiers from the Civil War to the present are buried here. The Arlington National Cemetery is the best-known of more than 100 national cemeteries in...

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Jul 5, 2009 - Quantico, VA

Quantico, Virginia is our next stop. We will be staying at the Laguna Lake RV Park which is near Quantico Marine Base. We will be in this part of Virginia for Michelle & Jeremy's wedding on the 10th in Arlington, VA. Michelle is Patti's niece... Michelle's mom is Patti's sister Joy. We hope to get an early start on Sun. a.m. (5th) in order to (hopefully) beat the beach traffic going through the Hampton Roads Tunnel. The traffic is always heavy coming & going to & from Virginia Beach & the N.C. beaches (Outer Banks), but this year will be...

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Jun 12, 2009 - Lunga RV Park, Quantico, VA

We left the FamCamp and were underway by 9:30 with it being overcast and rains were looming ahead. Finally started right when we got on I-40 and rained the rest of the day. We just drove straight through, stopped for the night in Fairview, TN after 405 miles under our belts. Spent the night in a Flying J. The next morning, we awakened to thunderstorms and heavy rain. We got underway around 7:45 and lost an hour as we entered the eastern time zone. The traffic remained heavy all day, the weather stunk ALL day and we just kept pushing on and...

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May 10, 2009 - Lunga Park, Quantico, VA

We’re back at our favorite site at Lunga Park at Quantico Marine Corps Base. We were able to get all our “outside” chores taken care of in the first two days which turned out to be a very good thing as it rained for the next 6 days! We spent our time here visiting with our son, Jeremy, and catching up with old friends Karen and Mike, Lee and Kathy, and Brenda and Marty. Dave was able to visit the last high school he taught at, and we had some of his former co-workers out for drinks and snacks. As always, we feel rejuvenated after our stay...

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Our Great Adventure

Aug 28, 2008 - Milton, PA to Quantico, VA

After an overnight stop in Thurmont, MD on August 27th to have a few minor repairs completed on our "house", we arrived at Lunga Reservoir on Quantico Marine Corps Base for a two week stay. Although a light rain was falling as we set up our camp site, the real surprise came when we tried to "dump" (empty) the kitchen waste water holding tank. When Dave tried to open the valve, the remote valve stem came out in his hand. It had come unscrewed from the main valve stem. To make a long story short, Dave used some "loc-tite" and some help from...

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Our Great Adventure

May 22, 2008 - Quantico, VA

The National Museum of the Marine Corps at Quantico is a wonderful experience. The museum is located on a 135 acre site adjacent to the Marine base at Quantico. The Semper Fidelis Memorial Park, a place of remembrance and reflection honoring all Marines, is also located here. Upon entering the building, the visitor sees a huge circular room with quotations on the wall attesting to the valor, courage, innovation and determination of the Marines. This is the Leatherneck Gallery. Airplanes hang from the ceiling while a helicopter and LVT-I...

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Ron & Jane's Travels

Apr 15, 2008 - Edinburg to Quantico, VA

We have made it back to one of our favorite campsites - Pine #4 at Quantico Marine Corps Base, VA. We'll be here for 9 days, visiting kids, friends, and former co-workers. It is as beautiful and peaceful as we remember. We visited with our son, Jeremy, and his lady, Lorien, and had a wonderful time. Our daughter, Jennifer, is living in Germany with her husband, Walt (he's in the Army), and is having a wonderful time. We do miss seeing them, for sure! More to come as we visit with old friends.

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Our Great Adventure

Oct 24, 2007 - Quantico Marine Corps Base, VA.

24 Oct.-04 Nov. 2007 Beautiful RV park beside the FBA/DEA academies. Excellent location to explore Washington DC, Mt. Vernon, Bull Run, Fredricksburg, and much, much more. We tried but couldn't see everything. 10 days just wasn't enough. We'll have to come back.

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