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Jun 7, 2015 - Prince William Forest Park

In the morning, Sandy and I had breakfast together and then I packed up and started heading home. Sandy was staying another day with her family. Once past Baltimore and Washington, I got off I-95 at exit 150 and headed into Prince William Forest Park. I swung by the visitor center to pay admission then parked at lot A along the Scenic Drive. After getting all my stuff together, I took off hiking on the South Valley Trail heading towards Quantico Creek. I crossed the road and followed South Fork Quantico creek downstream. After about 30...

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Jul 7, 2010 - Undercover

Undercover. Hmmmm....what does that mean? Does it mean we joined the FBI? the CIA? Witness Protection Program? We're vice cops doing "under cover" work? No, no, no, no. Although we are awfully close to Washington D.C., and the Quantico Marine Corps base is just down the street. And the park we are in has a history during WWII of training the OSS folks, the forerunner to the CIA. (More about that later.) Those interesting facts notwithstanding, my undercover title really means Under Cover, as in "under cover of a beautiful canopy of trees."...

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May 12, 2009 - Another road trip.

Today's road trip started off with a stop in Triangle Virigina at the National Museum of the Marine. This museum was very well done and given the time I could see spending a full day here. Unfortunately we had places to go and things to see!! After lunch at a local 'Marine owned' restaurant we headed to the Battlefields at Manassas National Park. It was here on a warm July day in 1861 that Union and Confederate armies wold meet for the first battle of the Civil War. Both sides naively thought their foes would run at the first shot and that...

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