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Oct 1, 2017 - Woodrow Wilson birthplace

Today we visited Woodrow Wilson's birthplace, his father was a Presbyterian minister and the home he lived in (a mansion) was owned by the church and provided to the minister. His father had a good reputation and this was a large congregation, wealthy as well. The town is very hilly and the view from the home looked down toward the church. The garden was Victorian style terrace. We learned about the times and contributions of Woodrow Wilson. His 1919 Pierce Arrow limousine was on display. There is a museum that we toured first and then were...

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2017 trip

May 8, 2017 - Staunton, VA

WOW ..... SUNSHINE!! We had a beautiful day driving down I-81 from Gettysburg to Staunton, VA. The Blue Ridge Mountains were beautiful and the traffic was fairly light most of the way. We came straight to our campground and thought we would venture back out to explore the area. After we arrived here, the campground is so nice that we decided to just stay here and enjoy the day. Tomorrow we will head on to the Greenbrier. It will be less than a two hour drive and we expect to arrive early. There is a 10:30 walking tour of the grounds so we...

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Feb 26, 2017 - 1000?

Departure time 1000? No way. We didn't get away until 1100. As much as we had packed last night, there ware still last minute things to do that delayed us. Late start meant no Dunkin Donuts. Since we had to stop at Flying J in Northeast to fill the propane tanks and top off the gas tank, I thought we'd be able to pick up some coffee and couple of breakfast sandwiches. I was surprised that they don't sell them after 1100, so we wound up with coffee and TasteeKake Danish. Our route took today took us down I81 to Staunton, VA for an overnight...

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Nov 27, 2015 - Staunton, VA

We got on the road about 9:20, right on schedule. (How did that happen?) We headed out I-78 and picked up I-81 near Harrisburg, PA. Traffic wasn't bad and kept moving except for a short distraction as everyone needed to check out a fire in a junkyard. We stopped for fuel at the Flying J in Carlisle, PA. From there it was a turn southwest and down across Maryland and West Virginia in Virginia. We called it a day at the Staunton/Walnut Hills KOA. The first day under our belts covering 368 miles in 7 1/2 hours.

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Nov 6, 2015 - Back in the Shenandoah Valley

We left Kentucky and crossed through West Virginia on I64. We crossed the New River and passed through the area we spent the first couple of weeks of the trip. We ended the day near Staunton, VA at the Staunton/Walnut Hills KOA. It's located in a rural valley and is pretty nice. We've stayed here a couple of times before. Last year when we were coming home from the west we came up the Shenandoah Valley and wound up getting snowed in a little further north on Thanksgiving. Instead of getting home for Thanksgiving dinner, we wound up eating...

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Jun 15, 2015 - Staunton, VA KOA

/// Staunton/Walnut Hills KOA Staunton, VA Monday – June 15, 2015 High Temperature: 91 degrees Low Temperature: 72 degrees Humidity: 82% Rain: 0.00 // A Travel Day: Changes in latitude, changes in altitude, makes for a good attitude. We got an early start on today’s trip departing Sevierville, VA by 7:00 A.M. Sherry has taken a lot of good-natured kidding about her punctuality. For the record, she has not delayed our planned departure time one single time and more than once she has been early. We lucked out with the traffic congestion here...

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Nov 7, 2014 - Diners, Camo and Chocolate

COME BACK FOR PHOTOS! REMINDER: IF YOU WISH TO ZOOM IN OR OUT ON OUR MAIN PAGE TRAVEL MAP, SIMPLY SELECT ANOTHER VIEW FROM THOSE LISTED UNDER THE MAP. THE DEFAULT WON'T CHANGE BUT YOU CAN SELECT A DIFFERENT VIEW THAT ALLOWS YOU TO SEE MORE OR LESS OF THE COUNTRY AND OUR TRAVEL ROUTES. Ok – so I suppose that some of you have been wondering where we are, etc.! Let’s start by a summary of our summer/fall. Without going into a lot of detail (most of which you can glean from previous posts), we had a very enjoyable, albeit very busy, summer and...

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Oct 16, 2014 - Shenandoah Valley

Actually, we stayed at New Market, Virginia....a few miles south of Staunton. It's always such a relief to leave traffic-clogged Pennsylvania and transition into the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where things just seem to be "way saner." Bordered by high mountain ranges on both sides, the valley comprises green rolling hills dotted with old (but very well maintained) farm houses. It's beautiful. New Market is about a third of the way down the valley and is the home of a great RV park, Endless Caverns. This is the site of an old...

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Sep 14, 2014 - August in New York and starting south

Our stay in New York was almost an instant replay of last years visit. After leaving Ohio our first stop in New York was at the Westfield/Lake Erie KOA where we stayed for just 4 days. We stayed here last year and enjoyed the area along the eastern shore of Lake Erie. The next two weeks we stayed at Timberline Lake Campground in Leroy, NY, this is the closest campground to my daughter and son-in-law’s home in Henrietta. It’s still an 18-mile trip to their home so we spent a lot of the two weeks making our almost daily trips on the Thruway....

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Aug 23, 2014 - Lexington to Winchester, VA

Ok, so I jinxed the trip with my windscreen-vipers reference yesterday. The following morning, this is what we were faced with at the start of the day, on top of the Blue Ridge Parkway. So we went back down to a lower elevation where we could see more and drove on the Interstate highway - a bit boring but much quicker. As we had more time available, we ventured into a small town close to our route, called Staunton. This was a great little find and an example of the benefits of driving across the US. We had a good lunch in a restored...

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May 17, 2014 - Staunton, VA

Yesterday we thought we were smart and finished our entry and even sent it out before supper. Then the most amazing thing happened.......we went to supper, Dan ordered a beer, and the waitress carded him- insisting he show a picture ID. We thought she was joking, but she insisted she does it to everyone. SO.... he wants you all to know...HE was carded. (why oh why didn't I order a drink, so I could have been carded too??) When we got back to River Plantation it was nice enough to walk around and look at all the other RVs and then Dan took...

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Apr 27, 2014 - Walmart

What a crazy day after our trip to Pittsburgh then back to get the motorhome. We got out of Walkersville, MD around 6:00pm and drove until about 10:30pm to the walmart in Staunton, VA. Once getting to our stopping place it did not take us long to fall asleep. Put out one slide in the bedroom and off to sleep we went. Getting up early again the next morning to continue on to our first real stop of the trip "Cades Cove National Park" in the Great Smokey Mountains. 38,270 -

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