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Jun 7, 2014 - Black Rock Summit-Southern Shenandoah National Park

Saturday, June 7, 2014 Black Rock Summit and the Southern Shenandoah National Park We got the laundry done yesterday, so we took a drive in the Southern end of the Shenandoah National Park. We walked a mile to the Black Rock Summit. It was nice to walk in the woods again. It was quite a bit uphill but not bad. We met a volunteer ranger guide and her group of 4 people and joined them. It was interesting as we learned about different kinds of lichen and how Black Rock Summit was before it started to crumble. Black Rock Summit had a stone top...

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Jun 6, 2014 - Luray Caverns, town of Shenandoah

Friday, June 6, 2014 Luray Caverns and town of Shenandoah We left at 9:22 for the Luray Caverns which were discovered in 1878 by three local men, two brothers and a friend, who wanted to find a Cavern so they could start some tourism. They found some cold air coming out of a small hole. They dug and then sent in the smallest of them to see what he could see with a lantern. They found the largest Cavern in the East. We walked for 1.5 miles seeing some amazing stalactites and stalagmites. You will see them in the pictures. They have a...

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Jun 5, 2014 - Thursday, June 5, 2014 Shenandoah Nat Park-Skyline Drive

Thursday, June 5, 2014 Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive Wednesday, June 4 was a rest day. Today at 11:00 we are off to drive the Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park. The Shenandoah National Park was dedicated in 1936 by Roosevelt. It was the second National Park after Yellowstone. This Park is unusual because they had to buy the land from people. At first they thought the families could stay in the park but it was decided later that they had to leave. There are several family cemeteries in the park. The Park is not as large...

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Jun 4, 2014 - Mount Vernon and Wasington DC

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 – Mount Vernon and Washington DC We start out early at 6:00 so that we can get to Mt. Vernon by 8:30. We drove through the Shenandoah Valley and crossed the Shenandoah River a number of times. Of course we sang "Oh Shenandoah" which seemed appropriate. It has rolling hills with open meadows and trees. A big change happens at Manassas. We are now on an eight lane highway packed with vehicles of all kinds. I guess they are all headed to Washington DC. We angled down away from DC to get to Mt. Vernon. All went very well...

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Jun 2, 2014 - Montecello, Virginia

Monday, June 2, 2014 – Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home We left at 9:00 to go to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. Jefferson spent 33 years in public service. He was a delegate to the General Assembly and to Congress. He was the governor of Virginia, minister to France, secretary of state, vice president, and president from 1801 to 1809. He is known for drafting the Declaration of Independence which states: “All men are created equal and have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” After he retired in 1809 from public...

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Jun 1, 2014 - Sunday,June 1, 2014- Montpeliar-James Madison's home

Sunday, June 1, Montpelier-James Madison’s Home We are off at 8:00 am to go to the Shenandoah Valley, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are staying at the Massanutten Resort. We stopped on the way at Montpelier which was President James Madison’s life time home. He was brought there to Mt. Pleasant which was the first four room home his Grandfather and Grandmother, Ambrose and Frances built first. Ambrose was given a land grant by the King of England and he picked the best land in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He send slaves...

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Jan 19, 2012 - southern bound again

Late start again...this boy of mine is already on west coast time...he sleeps till 10AM then wont go to bed till...well...too late. Going to try and correct that today. Chilly - no - COLD start today. Got the rest of the shopping done for a while...upgraded the TV and various supplies now off to Hungry Mother State Park only about 4.5 hours travel time but need to get it our timing together. Family mealtime in the RV no more of this dining out business! Beautiful scenery thru shenandoah today. Fields, mountains, farms and snow flurries...

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Nov 4, 2007 - Shenandoah National Park, VA

Fall is quickly fading away, but we are still trying to enjoy every last minute we can. This weekend, my friends and I went camping in Shenandoah National Park. The leaves were a bit past peak, but the park was still beautiful nonetheless. The nights are starting to get colder and we were thrilled that the park just lifted their fire ban- I think that we would have froze without having a good fire going. We did an 8-mile hike on Saturday through White Oak Canyon which gave us all a good appetite to enjoy all of the food and drink we had...

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Oct 22, 2007 - Shenandoah National Park

Today we drove the Blue ridge mountains through Shenandoah National Park. The trees are turning color. Awesome sight. We did a 1.5 mile hike to a water fall that did not have much water coming. We then went out for Chinese food to celebrate Al's 65th birthday, which is actually tomorrow.

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Traveling in Style

Sep 5, 2007 - Virginia, Shenandoa Valley

So we left the campground with our maps in hand. I had spent the early morning planning our trip for the fllowing few days. Our next destination shouldn't take us too long and besides we were ready to travel again ....but first we must get lost in Charleston for the third time. It was inevitable that we would - get lost that is. How do you find a Walmart without a map or any clue as to where it is. We went one way and then followed the directions of someone in a car next to us in the opposite direction and eventually found an area that had...

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Travelling USA

Sep 4, 2007 - Sheandoah

We walked through the Shenandoah Caverns today! They were so beautiful! Next to it was the retirerment for old floats haha, I was all over those. Then when we got to the big yellow barn, which was a bee hive place, Fran and I did a scavenger hunt and got prizes! We split up with them from there and dad and I went through Shenandoah National Park. Now we are about half-way through the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are headed tpo Georgia to see the carvings of General Lee and um, the other guy, you probably know though.

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Coast To Coast

Apr 6, 2006 - Moved In

It has been a lot of work, but we are finally moved in to our RV. The past week has been full of trip after trip from the townhouse to the barn and RV with furniture and boxes upon boxes of those material things that make up ones life. This morning we were up at 5AM to load the last few items and get out of the house before the painters showed up. Once we arrived at the RV, we have been busy trying to fit everything we think is important to us into the RV cupboards, closets, basement and anyplace there is an opening. I have a feeling some...

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