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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 - 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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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 3, 2016 - Saturday - First Day to Rest in a Week

Spent the day going to Walmart and looking around the in the area I will be living in. Ended up doing laundry and organizing my new home away from home. Very sad day today because Benny isn't doing well, he's very sick. I talked to the vet and the vet said that he had low platelet count, low rbc's, high wbc's and an enlarged liver. It isn't good and I had to leave him with John while I got settled into my new job. He was sick when I left but he seemed to be getting better then he took a turn. John says he's very lethargic and won't eat. He...

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Sep 2, 2016 - Thank God It's Friday

I finished my orientation today at about 1:00 pm. Mom and I traveled the 60 miles to Richmond where I will be staying at least 60 days of my 12 weeks here. There were not any extended stay hotels in Charlottesville so I had to get one in Richmond which is an hour away. The hotels were very expensive in Charlottesville since it's there busy season of the year with the fall coming. I will try to move closer as the weather gets cooler. I will be staying at the Woodbridge Extended Stay Hotel at 6900 West Broad Street in Richmond Virginia. It is...

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Aug 18, 2016 - Richmond

Maggie L Walker was born in 1864 in Richmond, VA to a single black woman and a white father. She helped her mother support the family by collecting and delivering laundry. There was no holding her back, she became a school teacher and also went to accounting school by night. She spoke out for equal rights and fair employment, especially women. She served on boards of local and national civic organizations. She went on to start a black and became the first black woman president. she married, had 3 children and lived in the home now owned by...

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May 16, 2016 - Last day in Richmond

5-16-16 Last day in Richmond Today was our last day in Richmond before returned to Colorado. We were on a 7:30 PM flight out so we had a full day before going to the airport. Had lunch at a neat little place called the “Black Sheep”. The restaurant is set up in a house (brick type common to this area) and had a quirky menu. After lunch we took a quick tour of Kate’s college campus at University of Richmond. Very pretty campus to say the least. Kate got us to the airport in plenty of time to say our tearful goodbyes then it was off to...

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