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Oct 2, 2008 - What we do for fun?

Everyone needs to see a plantation don't they? Well, we sure did, but the one we chose was a real disappointment. I guess it's about time it happened to us as we have been pretty lucky on this trip. Maybe it was because I was nice and said people have been so helpful, well this time we were lead down the wrong path. The home was located in the Shenandoah Valley, known as Belle Grove built in 1797. It was originally the home of Major Isaac Hite and his wife Nelly, sister of James Madison the president. The design of the house was largely...

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Oct 1, 2008 - Walnut Hills Campground

What a nice place. Hoping I'll be able to regenerate here, while still paring down what I'll need to really take with me. I'm getting pretty good at baking this thing up and level it. I'll need to get the exhaust fixed - there is a hole in a pipe. Even with all the rain, the sealant I put around all the roof seams is holding. Although I've now been told silicon is NOT the way to go and that I should get some ultimate roof or something like that. So in a few months I'll cut this all out and redo it. Live and learn. I have completely redone...

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Sep 23, 2008 - The Beginning

And so it starts. I'm finally out of D.C.! Yahhhh! But there is a lot to do before I'm road ready. Got the fridge working and had to put a new fuel pump on the generator. Now I'm working on the inside. The old wallpaper was peeling so I replaced the living/dining area with contact paper. Not going to do much more of that - it's stretchy and bubbles - but it's OK for the small part that is showing. There had been a leak in the bedroom area - and I found a lot of that is rotted. Tore it all out today and will replace it tomorrow. But I figure...

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Jul 27, 2008 - Staunton, VA

We arrived at the Walnut Hills Campground near Staunton, VA yesterday afternoon around 5 p.m. We spent that night in "overflow" parking but now we've moved to our permanent site. Staunton is located in the Shenendoah Valley..green, lush rolling hills. We're off to visit George and Rita, people we met on our Alaska cruise. We'll be leaving here Tuesday morning. Lou and Joan

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Jun 29, 2008 - Departure

Today we left for our trip. Unfortunatly, we left much later than we wanted. Andrew woke up dizzy so I ran him to the doctor before we left. He ended up having a sinus infection, so we got an antibotic and Chris was still working on the trailer connection so we finally left around 11:30. Kelly (9) had slept at a sleepover on Friday and brought her stuffed turtle (named Elise) but when I picked her up, she could not find the toy anywhere. She was very upset since she planned to bring her turtle with her on the trip. Well, luckily we found...

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Sep 30, 2007 - First Day to Staunton, VA from Sinking Spring, PA - Staunton KOA, 800-562-9949

Sunday, PM, Sept. 30 Hello Friends and Family, Our KOA campsite is located along the Middle River north of Staunton (STAN-ton), VA. See photos. Soon after we arrived, our friends Ron and Sandy McAllister visited us. They were returning home from visiting relatives near Roanoke. See photo. From Ron, who grew up near Staunton, we received driving directions to the Wright's Dairy Bar, a local favorite and home of the Super and Monster Burgers. The restaurant and the food selection is mentioned in the book "Road Food". Kathleen describes her...

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Sep 3, 2007 - No Internet access....feel lost...Leaving Gettysburg now

I am completely lost without the Internet. I lose track of what day it is, when we did something and just generally get confused...which you know isn't difficult to do! Let me start with a formal announcement which may shock or surprise.... I hereby declare that at 1.06pm on Thursday the 30th day of August 2007, GG did overtake a moving vehicle on Interstate 270, in Maryland, USA. Our first vehicle!!! Yippee! We were still only doing 50 mph and it was an old scrap metal truck but.... Anyway, we had a good journey up from Washington to...

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Jul 16, 2007 - Staunton, VA

Reluctantly we left Defeated Creek and headed east. Unlike last year we did not go to Pigeon Forge, but stayed on I40 and spent a night in Dandridge, Tn before going into Virginia. Our first stop in Va was in a town called Staunton. We located a campground called Walnut Hills. The downtown area is very quaint and historic. We drove around in town and visited the Farmers Market, it was great. Staunton is located along the Blue Ridge Parkway so the drive was scenic. After staying here a few days we drove thru a portion of West Va and Maryland...

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Feb 28, 2007 - Carleton Place, Ontario to Staunton, Virginia

Wednesday February 28, 2007 5:30 am Left Carleton Place ,-8C mileage 93,687.1 We took Hwy 15 to Smiths Falls and then Hwy 29 to Brockville, Ontario. Took the 401 and got off at the exit for the 1000 Island Bridge. 7:10 am US border The lady asked us a few questions and we were in New York state by 7:20. We kept on Interstate 81 South. 9:30 am Gassed up at Lafayette NY $2.519/gal 44.876 gallons $113.04 mileage 93994.9 I bought a New York Lottery ticket here. 11 am Pennsylvania State Line. We stopped at the Welcome Centre. 1:30 pm Gassed...

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Jul 27, 2006 - Staunton, VA

Left Salem, WV traveling East on US-50 to South on I-79 to Weston. After a brief stop for a call in Weston we continued East on US-33 to Bowden stopping for our calls there. We then continued traveling East on US-33 finishing calls in Riverton & Seneca Rocks, WV then heading into Virginia. We traveled East on US-33 through the mountains of West Virginia and Virginia. Lots of steep grades and many sharp turns, but basically OK for RV travel. Not recommended however, for the feint of heart. We stopped for the night at the Staunton/Verona KOA....

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Jul 6, 2006 - Stoney Creek near Waynesboro

July 6th Without cel or internet, we didn't know if Steve and Tanya had received our messages. So as soon as we got to a reception area, we checked and Steve had emailed that they were planning to go to a wine festival on Saturday at Peaks of Otter, just south of where we were. So in the meantime, we moved to another Coast to Coast park called Stoney Creek at Greenville. It was a large park covering a big area and would have been really nice, but the recent rains had washed away a lot of the gravel from the roadways and sites, so our RV...

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Jun 11, 2006 - Verona, VA

We stayed at the Verona/Stauton KOA in Verona, VA. The website pics looked great, and when we pulled in, it looked nice but as we drove through to our space, there was a lot of dirt and a lot of rowdy people. In fact, our "reserved" space had a truck parked in it, so we had to go back to the office to get another space. It was along a river, but not much of a view. However, the tent spaces were great - right on the river, and the waterfalls was nice. It rained that night, so instead of staying 2 nights like we planned, we took off the next...

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