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Jul 6, 2019 - Day 51 - Lake Fairfax Campground, Reston, VA

It's laundry day and Wendy gets right to it while I make another feeble attempt to clean the floor. As I go to walk the dog, I notice that the group that set up a large tent the day before at the site next to ours seems to be packing up. They are middle easterners, looks like maybe two men, four women (one very pregnant) and a very young baby. Like maybe an extended family - mother and father, son and wife with baby and two sisters? By the time I get back from walking LJ, I see that they have just moved the tent one more pad further from...

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2019 Summer Big Trip

Jul 5, 2019 - Day 50 - Lake Fairfax Campground, Reston, VA

LJ and I get up a little earlier than usual this morning. Wendy is supposed to board her return flight from Germany around 6am EDT, so the first thing I do is text her. Everything is on schedule so there's not much more to do except wait until she arrives tonight. Oh wait, I could play some golf... So after a leisurely breakfast, I head for the Reston National golf course. It's pretty close by, has good reviews, and open to the public. I get there around 10 and the pro shop guy tells me he doesn't have an opening for a single until after...

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Jul 4, 2019 - Day 49 - Lake Fairfax Campground, Reston, VA

The campground is noticeably more crowded this morning; not unexpected as it's the 4th of July. Not only are most of the RV sites occupied, but there are numerous tents pitched all over the place, including what appears to be a large youth group in multiple tents over where I mistakenly drove through on my arrival the other day. But as crowded as it is, everybody is pretty well behaved. LJ and I go exploring on a trail that heads into the woods. We meet an airdale sans leash who is very friendly. A minute later his owner shows up - a guy...

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Jul 3, 2019 - Day 48 - Lake Fairfax Campground, Reston, VA

After a wet and stormy evening, it's clear but already starting to get steamy by the time LJ and I finish our morning walk. I have to keep him mostly on the asphalt - the trails are way too wet and muddy still. It's moving day, but I don't want to get to the new location (Lake Fairfax) too early, so I decide to go visit the Manassas Battlefield. There's two locations, a park with a trail and a visitor's center. I try the park first. The trail is in good shape and it starts right at the "Stone Bridge" which had a lot of significance in both...

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Apr 16, 2019 - best laid plans

We're feeling frustrated. We came to this area to ride some portions of the bike trail that was the towpath for the C & O Canal. We were wearing shorts when we got here, but then a cold front came through and that was the end of that. While the rain has left, it's too cold for bike riding to be fun. If we wanted to freeze while bike riding, we could have stayed home. Some parts of the ride are accessible by car, so we drove to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Park. Here the most dramatic natural landmark in this area is the falls...

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Apr 14, 2019 - more air and space

The Smithsonian Air and Space museum located in downtown Washington is an amazing place, but when you are trying to showcase airplanes and huge spacecraft, getting them downtown and having enough exhibit space is a challenge hard to overcome. In 2003 a second museum site opened near Dulles Airport and this is where we found the big boys. You can walk along the wheels of the planes or observe them from a catwalk high above. It was especially moving to see the Enola Gay, the plane we used to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. You have...

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Sep 11, 2017 - Reston VA – Lake Fairfax Park Campground

We finally arrived at our destination and are close to Ashburn VA, where Melissa (niece), Nik (Melissa’s husband), Dallas (great-nephew) and Savannah (great-niece) are currently living. It took us awhile, but we finally got here. It was so good to see them. Dallas and Savannah didn’t know we were coming and the looks on their faces when they saw us were priceless. They sure have grown! Good news is they still give hugs when they see us, which I was really hoping for. Melissa is still a great tour guide and hostess. She took us to breakfast...

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Retired at Last!

Jul 7, 2015 - 7/7 - 7/9/2015 Out of the house and into Lake Fairfax

It is actually September 25 and we are sitting at 7000 feet in Monument Colorado. The journey has been a wonderful blessing so far. Time goes by so quickly but we want to at least plot our travels on our map and fill in the "blog gaps" and add pictures later. Check back as our journey continues. Be safe. Ron and Dee

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Feb 24, 2008 - Meeting our Fellow Travelers at Dulles Airport

It was a looooong day! Couldn't have gone better though from a flying prospective. All 4 airplanes departed very close to on-time, and all arrived a few minutes early. The leg from Washington, DC to Johannesburg was just one of those things that have to be endured in adventures. You finally just get worn down to the point sleep comes - but then the equally hard issue of waking up arrives. We had great weather for the trip. Just a few bumpy spots over the Atlantic, and a few thunderstorms to dodge on the leg to Cape Town. The first...

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Jun 28, 2007 - Lake Fairfax County Park, Reston, VA

6-29-07 Lake Fairfax County Park, Reston, VA Hi Everybody, Well I can't believe we are finally here. This posting is really long, but you'll see why. The Mapquest said it should take about 3 hours to get here from the Outer Banks, and here we are 7 hours later. The traffic was backed up for almost 3 hours, and as usual for no apparent reason. It reminding us of I-4 in Orlando, though this was much worse, I don't think we'll complain about Orlando anymore. Our reason for being here, besides to tour DC, is that I have made contact and...

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