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Dec 2, 2016 - Suffolk, VA

Suffolk is another overnight stay. It is actually a nice park with a lake for boating and swimming, but this is December and the park is cold and mostly deserted. It is located in the right place for us to reach in a 280 miles drive, so it is just perfect. However, it was supposed to be cold overnight and it was! In the 30's! But upper 30's, so no freezing. It looks like the electric heater can sufficiently heat the camper down to the low 40's, and lower than that it needs the propane furnace as a backup, which means we used some propane...

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Jul 1, 2016 - Day 1

Bob carried me to South Hill where we unpacked our Jeep into Larry & Gail's trailer. Bob returned home and Larry, Gail and I left for TN at 5:00 pm. We hit a bad rain & hail storm near Morganton, TN. The trailer was "pouposing" and rough roads. Another car flagged us down and told us fuel was leaking out of a gas can in the back. The rain had stopped, so we pulled off to find one of his gas cans on the back slide out cargo tray had fallen over to the side and had spilled about 1 gal. I don't see how it could have since Larry had it tied...

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Sue's trip west 2016

Sep 25, 2015 - Where is the Sun?

We headed south to Suffolk, VA which is just south of Norfolk and near Virginia Beach. It was really a nice campground called Davis Lakes, with a series of about 3 small lakes surrounded by sites with permanent residents and a small area for travelers. Most of the sites are trailers or 5th wheels with built in decks and skirting around them. There was a very nice sandy beach and lots of places to walk, but unfortunately the weather did not cooperate with our plans. The first day we were there we went over to Virginia Beach which has a 28...

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May 19, 2015 - Last day in Suffolk, VA

5-19-15 A wake in Suffolk, VA Today is a family day as we prepare to attend a wake for Wayne’s mom, Bertha. While Wayne was busy with other things, Julie and I joined Jinny and Lesa (wife of deceased brother Russell), for breakfast and just hanging out. We spent a pleasant morning in this way before Lesa needed to head back home to North Carolina. It was good meeting her. Julie and I went to the RV parked at Davis Lake RV Resort to get ready. This is a really nice place. We may have to return when we can more fully enjoy its amenities. We...

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May 18, 2015 - Suffolk, VA

5-18-15 Suffolk, VA Today was spent visiting with Jinny, Wayne, and Diamond, (the Jack Russell Terrier who allows them to live with her.) We were also happy to meet other family members for the first time, Jinny’s sister-in-law, Lesa, and Wayne’s sister, Faye. Obviously, Wayne and Jinny were busy making the necessary arrangements for Bertha. Julie and I are just standing by, doing what we can. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch of Jinny and Wayne’s beautiful home with Diamond. Diamond, like all of the other family members, has been most...

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May 17, 2015 - Greensboro, NC to Suffolk, VA

5-17-15 Greensboro, NC to Suffolk, VA We had a leisurely, late departure from Greensboro Camp Ground at 11:07AM in order to get our monies worth. Our first task was to look for a place to fuel up. Not easy when you’re pushing a 50’ rig that cannot back up (the Winnebago with the Toyota in tow). Many of the truck stops do not have pull thru gasoline pumps (there are plenty for diesel fuel.) On our third try, we found a gas station that I could pull a long rig through and filled the thirsty Winnebago. Fueled up, we stopped in a rest...

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May 10, 2014 - Virginia Beach, Apr-May 2014

As we said at the end of our last entry, we left Woodbine, GA a couple days early because of the weather that was moving this way. We planned to drive to a Walmart about 380 miles north, spend the night in the parking lot and then complete the journey Monday morning... As we neared the Walmart, we both felt fine and so decided to just go ahead and complete the journey to our park in Suffolk, VA. We arrived at 5:45, after having left at 8:00 this morning... long day, 550 miles, but now we're here and set up. As we were driving north, we got...

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Aug 9, 2013 - Getting ready to leave

We've been planning this for over a year and once we sold our store in April, we could look to make this happen. We put our house on the market in June and it sold in 10 days, which was great, as we had to motorhome in the backyard and the neighbors were talking about us not going anywhere. But as the time for closing on the house was getting closer we finally had the chance to move out to Davis Lakes in Suffolk, VA. We will be here for 2 weeks until our daughter, Ashley, gets back from Guam. We then plan to go up into West Virginia and...

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Jun 18, 2012 - Sam's Entry: Manassas To Washington DC

Today we went to Manassas. There soldiers fought the Battles of Bull Run I and II, where the northern soldiers got their butts kicked. The battle field looked like a park and except for the cannons you would never think there was a battle there. I saw a re-creation of a house on the battlefield where Judith Henry, an old lady died. She was the only civilian death of Bull Run 1. I felt amazed by being on this historic battlefield. After looking at the battlefield we drove to Washington DC. First we went to Ford’s Theater where Abraham...

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Jun 16, 2012 - Dan's entry: Thank's to our Virginia Family

Wow, The cousins have been taking good care of us. Mike (who sits on equivalent of the Suffolk city council) learned about a tour opportunity for the Dismal Swamp. With so many of us going the clan fill tour van so we got a "private tour". The Dismal Swamp is largest Nation refuge on the east coast. From their we went home and relaxed for a few hour riding various motorized vehicles, packing and getting ready for a feast. Mike and Fran were great hosts. Jill and I agreed that it was so special to spend time with the family. Thanks Aaron,...

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Jun 16, 2012 - Cole's Entry: A Dismal Day

Our last day at the cousin’s house! We woke up relatively early, and went to this cool natural preserve called the Dismal Swamp. We went on a private tour set up by Cousin Mike, because we needed room for Abby’s friends we had our own van. The tour lasted a while, and we saw lots of interesting things, but eventually we went back. Amazingly, we had practically nothing to do for the rest of the day, so we chillaxed back at the house until dinner. Where there was a major feast that all the relatives came to. After dinner we got to ride ATV’s...

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Jun 16, 2012 - Cosmo's Entry: The last day in Suffolk

Today was a good day. First we took a tour of the Dismal Swamp where I learned that a colony of runaway slaves lived for 200 years. Then we went back to Suffolk where we hung out for a few hours. After that, I was invited to go shooting a my cousin's house. There I met up with Mitch and Becky. Mitch owned two handguns and I got to shoot targets a few times. After we were done, Mitch let me take a few used bullets and two live bullets. After we were done shooting, we went to cousin Mike's house where we had a family dinner with all the...

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