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Nov 10, 2019 - Stafford, VA

Lots of traffic today for the second half of the trip. From Richmond northward it just got heavier and heavier! This was on a Sunday afternoon. Aquia Pines Camp Resort is OK with me, but Janet doesn't like it because the campground is hilly. Weather alert! An Arctic cold front is moving south and will hit Connecticut Tuesday afternoon. Temps will be in the 50's on Monday, about 40 overnight, up to 50 Tuesday morning and rainy, falling below freezing at 2 PM with snow! We are planning to hit the road extra early so that we will be home safe...

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Apr 15, 2019 - Stafford, VA

Almost home. Two more days. These next few days will be challenging. We are already approaching Washington DC, and saw lots of traffic yesterday on the last 50 miles of our trip. Today, Wednesday, it will be solid heavy traffic as we depart at 9 AM to avoid rush hour on this weekday, circle around DC and Baltimore, cross the Delaware, then continue northward into New Jersey for our last night on the road. We've been tired after our day of housekeeping chores in North Carolina and have been going to bed early.

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Dec 6, 2017 - Stafford, VA

It has been COLD! With the overnight temps below 40, the furnace has been running because the space heater/fireplace cannot keep up. The furnace does not bother us even though it makes some noise during the night. We are about a half mile from I-95, 30 miles south of Washington DC with 8 lanes of traffic, so the highway noise is also noticeable. Pretty soon we will be in a more rural area with just 2 lanes north and south. I can't wait! I may reconsider our route around Baltimore and Washington. We have been going down the DelMarVa...

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May 25, 2012 - Stafford, VA

Hi All, Here I am finally back again, sorry, problems with the wifi and cell service here. We are staying with Jim and Sharon's grandson and family while traipsing around DC. He is in the Marines and stationed at Quantio. Our first day out we went to Arlington National Cemetery, if you have not ever been their you should put it on your "bucket list". That place is totally overwhelming and emotional. We spent almost the whole day there and it was quite a walk for Jim pushing me around. I always thought it was on flat grounds, but not, more...

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Jul 18, 2011 - Arlington & D.C.

We left home around 9am, stopped at McDonald's for a McBagel and arrived at Arlington Cemetary around 10:30am. The 40 mile drive was not bad at this time of day. The parking at Arlington was extremely easy and we plan to go back tomorrow and park at Arlington again. We bought our tickets for the Tourmobile, boarded the tram and started our tour of Arlington National Cemetary. We saw the graves of John and Jackie Kennedy and the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Then we toured Arlington House but unfortunately it's under...

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Jul 17, 2011 - Greenwood to Stafford, VA

Virginia roads are not the best. We traveled on I-65 and I-95, a distance of 133 miles, with the most shaking and rattling we’ve experienced in a long time. To say the roads were bumpy would be an understatement. During our travel today we made a decision to backtrack when we leave the D.C. area and visit Richmond. I found a state park a little south of Richmond for $25/night with no sewer hook up and I made reservations for 4 nights. There’s so much to see and do in Virginia and the Civil War museum in Richmond is now on our bucket list....

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Sep 25, 2008 - Family, Friends And Old Houses

We have arrived in Virginia Beach, Virginia and we are staying at a wonderful resort located on a peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Back Bay.  Unfortunately, the weather is not cooperating.  We have run into quite a storm – based on our California standards – and we are stuck in our motorhome for a couple hours to wait it out.  The winds are gusting over 40 mph and it is driving the rain in horizontal sheets.  We had to bring in our RV slideouts because we are concerned about the high winds tearing up our slide covers.  There is...

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Sep 2, 2008 - Virginia is for Lovers: Newlyweds to Be Exact

The day after our wedding, we moved to Stafford, VA and started work. Ariel is a Spanish teacher at Brooke Point High School and Mark is a Marine at Quantico. We enjoy decorating our first place together and being only an hour from DC and Richmond.

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May 9, 2008 - VA, Stafford Bruce & Trudy Hardcastle

In the summer of 1964, some 65 or so boys, and I say boys as we were not Men, even though some were as old as 23, arrived at Paris Island, South Carolina for what would became an adventure that would burn in our souls - an image that would last for a lifetime. What we had heard about Paris Island and the Marine Corps would turn out to be to some a nightmare and others a life changing experience. The experience would be for most a positive one and a few a very negative one. Most of the negative folks were gone by the end of week two. Most we...

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Jun 25, 2007 - Leaving Stafford, VA

Starting point on our full-time adventure. Happy 30th Anniversary to us! Farewell to our home in Stafford, Virginia. We're on our way! It was very difficult to say goodbye to our son, Jeremy (23 1/2), and daughter, Jennifer (21). But they are both excited for us. We'll be spending time with them over the Christmas Holidays and whenever else we can.

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Our Great Adventure

Apr 23, 2007 - Resting; Stafford, Virginia; Post Office Accident; Apple Computer Arlington, Virginia

Monday-Wednesday, April 23-25, 2007 Monday, April 23, 2007 After having put almost 1000 miles on the car in the past 5 days it felt good to spend a day at the motorhome!!! We did accomplish some things! I did some laundry, ironed, and got packages ready to mail to Kerry and Kevin, and to Dennis and Arleene's new granddaughter and her sister. We sent Kerry and Kevin their share of the pencils we had purchased since Christmas. Rick washed the windows on the car, waxed the front mask, washed the tire rims, and polished the rearview mirrors. He...

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