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Oct 27, 2019 - Richmond Race

NASCAR qualifying results from Martinsville Speedway The 0.526-mile oval in Ridgeway, Virginia is set for qualifying. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field sits on the pit lane ahead of two intense laps on the paperclip shaped oval. Chase Elliott will start at the rear of the field. He blew an engine five minutes into the opening round of practice. He’s still fighting for pit stall section in this session. Martinsville Qualifying – Report Laps: 2 Group A consists of the bottom 20 qualifiers from the previous week. Their order in this...

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Sep 21, 2019 - Federated Auto Parts 400 prerace

Pre-Race Ceremonies presented by Virginia 811 Continues to Elevate Fan Experience at America’s Premier Short Track Richmond Raceway continues to evolve the fan experience during Pre-Race Ceremonies presented by Virginia 811. Richmond will fully immerse fans with a FanGrounds pass into pre-race in the modernized infield to be a part of the exclusive Pre-Race Ceremonies presented by Virginia 811. In addition to Driver Introductions, NASCAR Playoff Car Introductions will return on Saturday, Sept. 21 with all 16 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series...

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Sep 21, 2019 - Richmond Race

Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick lead them to the starting line. 400 laps of stock car racing are up next.. Stage 1 Report Laps: 100 (1-100) Green flag, Brad Keselowski is clear into turn one. Harvick holds 2nd on the outside after a fight with Chase Elliott. Lap 14, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch battle for 4th. Truex is running them both down. Truex to 5th. Lap 30, Denny Hamlin is on a charge to the front. He’s glued right to the bottom. He gets the drive off the corner, looks under Harvick and takes 2nd away. Lap 45, Hamlin is running down...

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Sep 6, 2019 - Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is 100 miles south of downtown Washington D.C. The old capital of the Confederacy still retains an aura of old south gentility with its numerous historic buildings, monuments, and museums. For history buffs, the former Capital of the Confederacy, Richmond, was the place battles and campaigns heavily occurred in the American Civil War, which called upon then President Abraham Lincoln’s involvement. He toured the Capitol building during his visit to Richmond about a week before his assassination that took...

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Sep 4, 2018 - Heading South: Allentown, Maryland and Virginia

Seems that our summer vacation is coming to a conclusion... time to head south. In our final days in NY we went to the Culinary Institute of American, interesting place, we probably shouldn't have eaten before going.... we didn't eat there. The day we left Rhinebeck we stop at the tire store to purchase six new tires at over $500 each. Ouch! From there we headed down to Allentown to visit a few friends and former colleagues. From there, a couple of stops at Harvest Host locations. Harvest Hosts is an organization that enables you to park...

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May 24, 2018 - Richmond

They say you can never go home again... well, we did return to Richmond to visit with some old friends: Susan Moser and Jim Brady. We stayed at their home for a few days and enjoyed the reunion. Just prior to parking the RV at their neighborhood clubhouse we camped out at Pocohontas State Park (no Elizabeth Warren sightings, lol). This was also a reunion of sorts in that 15 years ago we camped there with our new pop-up camper (the Kamperoo). Very nice facility there.

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Nov 4, 2016 - Wrapping it up in Richmond

11-4-16 Wrapping it up in Richmond Had a hectic 6 days in Richmond. Spent most of our time visiting Kate and fixing the F-150 (tire pressure sensor, oil change, and broken windshield). We seemed to pack a lot of work in the time we were there, not much time to sit out under the awning. Kate's apartment is the basement of an older house with narrow winding stairs for access. She could not get her long couch into her living area so we decided to load it in the toy hauler and take it to the cabin in Colorado. We purchased a sofa on Amazon that...

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Oct 31, 2016 - Halloween in Richmond

10-31-16 Halloween in Richmond Spent the night at Kate’s place and were able to meet her roommates, (two very nice ladies, Jen and Catie) and Wallace and Ricky the cats. We had pizza in, attended to the very few trick or treaters, and watched scary movies. A great night. We will be in Richmond until November 5. Kate is very busy with school, work, and substitute teaching. We will be busy with truck and travel trailer maintenance. Gonna get the most we can out of this short visit. Will update this journal with highlights as time allows.

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Oct 30, 2016 - Illinois to Virginia in two short days

10-30-16 Illinois to Virginia The last two days from Mahomet, Il to Richmond, VA covered 756 miles in about 16 hours. Weather and road conditions were pretty good. In spite of ideal conditions, the days are long and hard. We stayed in RV parks in Mahomet, Il and a very nice state park (Beech Fork State Park, West Virgina). We were surprised to find these RV parks nearly full. We arrived at both in the dark and put the Mag light to good use again setting up camp. We remained hitched to the Truck and just dropped for the night. While setting...

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Sep 16, 2016 - BUGGERS

September has not been a good weather month for us. The heat, humidity, tropical storms and biting insects have made being outside challenging. The east coast does not share the same characteristics that we admire on the west coast. In the east, as you get closer to the coast, the heat stays constant – no cooling ocean breezes here. Additionally, mosquitoes, sand fleas, biting flies and other unidentifiable vermin thrive in the hot, humid and marsh filled eastern environments. Even the best bug spray can only be so effective against...

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Sep 4, 2016 - Labor Day - Lazy Day

We headed out about 12 pm today. We ate at Strawberry Street Cafe and I had the crab soup. It was so good. All the food we have had since the start of our trip has been just incredibly good. I told mom I needed to walk some today because I feel like I have gained back the 6 pounds I lost last week. We drove around the city to see some of the places that we wanted to go back to. We went to the Capital building and grounds, down to Libby Park, Edgar Allen Poe's House and then down to Virginia War Memorial. It was a beautiful very relaxing...

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Sep 4, 2016 - Sunday Funday

Today mom and I decided to go take a trolley ride around Richmond to see the highlights of the city so we could maneuver easier. It was a two hour trolley ride with our trolley breaking down about half way through the tour. After the tour we headed to Kuba Kuba which was an authentic Cuban Restaurant. I had the Cuban sandwich which was out of this world. I guess my week caught up with me because I ended up falling asleep at 9 pm, which is way early for me.

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