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Jul 13, 2012 - Day 3: Reds 5 Cardinals 3

Hi everyone: Rik and I attended our first baseball game today at Great American Ball Park in Cincinati, OH. The score was Reds 5 Cardinals 3. We had a wonderful experience at the game, wonderful weather and an exciting ball game. Our travel day from Pittsburgh began at 11:00 am as we left the Hampton Inn to travel across Ohio to Cincinnati. Lots of memories for me as we made our way across I-70 toward Columbus: Cambridge, MA and Muskingum College. Rik and I talked a lot about our Mom, her funeral and spending time in Warren, OH. Lunch was...

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Jul 12, 2012 - Day Two

What a beautiful day to travel. Left Bill's around 8:45 am, headed toward Pittsburgh. Had wonderful breakfast of bagel with cream cheese and salmon. The weather was gorgeous thoroughout the day. I really enjoyed US 17 stretch through rural Virginia, crossing over the Shenadoah mountain range. New Travel factoids: passed Geico National Headquarters south of Warrenton, VA. Also passed by Romney, VA. In honor of Lara, had lunch at the Earth Dog Cafe in Berkley Springs, WV; funky, down-home BBQ restaurant. Made lots of stops at Rest Areas along...

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Jul 11, 2012 - First Day of Trip

Today, I traveled from home(Leland, North Carolina) to Richmond, Virginia on my first leg of the Baseball Midwest road trip. This evening I am staying at Bill Milam's home, Carol's brother. Briefly talked with Rik and Stu via bluetooth telephone services. Arrived about 3:30 pm. Traveled through several heavy down pours but otherwise trip was uneventful. Had lunch at Denny's near Rocky Mount, NC. Saw 17 state license plates on my first day. Bill and I enjoyed a nice dinner, outdoors at the Continental Cafe. We were joined by his friend, John...

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Jun 30, 2012 - Leaving Home On I-95

The BIG STORM, from last night, still has our electricity out, what are we to do? Should we continue with our plans or do we wait and go when the the power is restored? This is the second storm in a week to knock out our power, and this was a much more widespread and damaging system. While we decide, we get ready. I fill up with gas, get the luggage by the back door and B readies the cats. Yes, we plan on taking the 2 cats, Duke & Ella, with us to Florida, their first car trip. Timing is critical, if we wait too long, we may as well wait...

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Apr 10, 2012 - DC - Day 1: A Journey Continued

This morning we pulled out from the Spain Inn at 9:20am without a definite idea of where we’d wind up. Certainly somewhere along I-95 but how far north was to be determined by traffic and road conditions. Ralph set the speed about 60 mph and we stopped whenever we felt the urge. Lunch was sandwiches in the camper eaten at a rest stop. That’s a wonderful thing about bringing your home with you. We made a couple of other stops for gas, restrooms, etc. Speaking of gas, it’s running $3.73 to $3.91. The closer we get to Washington, the higher...

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Oct 13, 2011 - Richmond VA

The weather was kind of iffy when we got up but looking at the radar it showed that things were pretty good looking down around Williamsburg so we got on I-95 southbound to I-295, around the east side of Richmond then onto I-64 and slid off at the Colonial Williamsburg exit – after a short stop at Cracker Barrel. We pulled in to the Visitor Center and as we walked up to the building a guy approached us and asked if we had tickets – which we did not. He then gave us a pair of passes that were good until closing time tomorrow that he was not...

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Oct 12, 2011 - Richmond VA

It started raining overnight and got worse from there. Not real heavy rain, but off and on (mostly on) drizzle all day. I made a run to the store for some necessities while MB caught up on some laundry and computer issues, we ate a couple times, walked the dog a couple times and that was about it until about 3:00 when we took off north on I-95 to Fredericksburg to meet friends for dinner. We left earlier than necessary to see what the town was like, but because of the rain we didn’t get to walk around, only drive. It’s a really old town...

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Oct 11, 2011 - Richmond VA

We left the campground for the short 2 hour drive west around DC on I-495, then south on I-95 to the KOA campground just north of Richmond in Ashland VA. The plan is to go see her cousin and family tonight, and then use this as a base for some more visiting and touristy stuff over the next few days. We are probably going to head over to Williamsburg and get a dose of pre-revolutionary war history and see what else the area has to offer – we aren’t too familiar with this part of the world so we will have to do a little research before we...

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Jul 19, 2011 - Day 8: Richmond and beyond

Had a leiurely morning, leaving the campground around 10:30. Drove back into Richmond to visit the Civil War Museum. The first place was the Tredagar Foundry which I'd never heard of. It furnished most of the cannon for the Confederate states. One of the rangers demonsstrated how to load a cannon - fascinating! It took a crew of 8 to load the cannon... and they could do it in 30 seconds!! The Civil War Museum was disappointing. Years ago we saw the Civil War museum in Gettysburg that was truly impressive. This one had a definite bias toward...

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Jun 23, 2011 - A Pleasant Surprise, But $$$

We got the word from the RV Repair Shop in Richmond that our mirrors were in, so we left Thursday morning heading inland hoping to get them fixed that day. We got there around noon, left Otto in their hands, and took off to do some errands. One of the main chores to be done was to replace our Garmin GPS which had stopped giving us directions. Since we use it every day, it was a kind of a necessity. We headed to Costco where we had bought it, receipt in hand, and were told that they could not do an exchange or refund as we did not have all...

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Apr 17, 2011 - Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, Virginia What a day!!! Since it rained all day yesterday and we were stuck in the RV, we had to make up a day of sightseeing. We put two days of exploring into one day. We rode into Richmond on the expressway which wasn't too bad since it was Sunday. We visited many places in Richmond: 1. Poe Museum -- This was so cool! It was a series of buildings that were purchased by supporters of Poe and turned into a museum of photographs, first editions,written manuscripts, furniture, artifacts that were part of Poe's life. The first...

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Workamping 2011

Apr 15, 2011 - On Our Way to Richmond, VA

On Our Way To Richmond, VA We left Myrtle Beach early Friday morning. We took a rural route to get to I-95. The sights of rural NC was really nice...lots of budding flowers and trees. I found that there were many old barns and outbuildings along the way. I found them particularly nostalgic because many were very rustic while others were in total disrepair. It was sad to see how time had taken its toll on once very important buildings to the farming community. We finally hit I-95 at Fayetteville, NC. The traveling was fine until we hit...

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Workamping 2011

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