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Oct 16, 2014 - Blue Ridge Parkway, VA

Left camp at 9:30 am to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, a 469 mile two lane road that runs along the crests of the southern Appalachians and links two eastern national parks—the Shenandoah and the Great Smoky Mountains. The weather was much nicer today. We finally had sunshine. Today, we drove about 70 miles starting at the northern end at Rockfish gap. It was very pretty with lots of colors…mostly yellow, some orange and some red. The views/overlooks were a knock out and breathtaking…mountain ranges and deep valleys. The altitudes were from...

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May 3, 2014 - Shenandoah

It was kind of a different week, not as relaxed because of the severe weather systems we tried to stay clear off. It started out quite pastoral as we worshipped with mostly Cherokee Indians in the Cherokee Baptist church, we even sang "Amazing Grace" in the Cherokee language. After the service we set of onto the Blue Ridge Parkway which starts right there. "A Blue Ridge Parkway experience is unlike any other, a slow-paced and relaxing drive revealing stunning long-range vistas and close-up views of the rugged mountains and pastoral...

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Oct 31, 2013 - Blue Ridge Mountain Bears

Waynesboro, VA Shenandoah National Park encompasses part of the Blue Ridge Mountains which, in turn, are part of the Appalachian Mountains. This national park is long and narrow. The highest peak is Hawksbill Mountain at 4,051 feet. Skyline Drive runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is the only public road through the park. We managed to traverse those 105 miles in just 7 ½ hours! There were no side roads to divert us, only pullouts and there are over 75 of them. We did not miss a single one. The...

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Jul 9, 2013 - Happy 2 months!

Celebrated 2 months with the trail. Can't believe we've been out here this long. The daily tasks are becoming so routine. It might be hard when we return home to remember that we have toilets inside, we don't have to hang our food 12 feet up in a tree, and milk comes in a carton that goes in the fridge, not from a powder. We stayed at Stanimal's Hostel last night in Waynesboro, VA, former thru-hiker of the AT and section hiker of the PCT. We had a sweet set-up in the basement with DVDs to watch, laundry, shower, snacks...doesn't get much...

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Apr 19, 2013 - Virginia

Sunday, April 14, 2013 Myrtle Beach, SC After breakfast we stopped into Camping World to buy a new entry rug because the old one blew out of the back of the truck on the way. We also had to buy some silver Dicor roof tape to repair the fender again because the foil tape wasn’t holding. Checked out the Coastal Grand Mall Then went over to the entertainment center “Broadway at the Beach” to get a Hard Rock pin for our collection. This is a great area full of famous restaurants, bars, and interesting stores. At North Myrtle Beach we bought a...

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Oct 14, 2012 - Skyline Drive and the Shenandoah Valley

Oct. 14, 2012-Today was a good day with a couple of exceptions. We woke up, like the rest of the crowd at Happy Hills, a little hungover and sleepy. But we got ourselves going with the coach jacks working like I hopes (I was worried that the kneeling and grinding the jacks did yesterday trying to get level would create a problem, but they were fine. We hooked up, made the turn, and we were on our way to the start of Skyline Drive in Front Royal. Our main concern was avoiding roads that had low bridges, and we had been advised to stop at a...

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Jun 2, 2012 - Day Trip Blue Ridge Mountains

Hi All, We took a day trip through the Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia does have mountains, just not as majestic as the West. We had a pretty good storm yesterday late afternoon, today it was another beautiful day in the neighborhood! We will be leaving here tomorrow and taking the Skyline Parkway to our destination. It is through a National Park. Until Later, Jim and Kathy

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Aug 28, 2011 - Thoughts on Irene

We are safe and had very little rain and wind from the storm. We are so thankful that we were able to travel out of harms way. Its hard to believe that it was only Tuesday when we left the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont. We traveled through Western Massachusetts and New York...Eastern Pennsylvania.....as well as Vermont....all areas heavily hit by Irene. Have you seen the news pictures of Vermont? Devastating ! Every where we travels this summer in New England has been hit and hit hard by this storm. Our thoughts and prayers go out to...

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Aug 27, 2011 - We are WHERE?

We spent two nights in Gettysburg, PA at Artillery Ridge Campground.....we were here in June when we explored Gettysburg National Park. This was suppose to be a rest stop. However, we had chores that needed to be done....laundry, fill a propane tank, some RV maintenance and cleaning.....so instead it became a work day. Ugh. We still needed to head south and west to get out of the track of Irene. So Friday we pulled out of Gettysburg. We travelled down highway 15 to US 340. Along this route we went through 4 states.....Pennsylvania,...

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Jul 30, 2011 - Summer RV Trip to New England - (Waynesboro, VA)

Today was a little sad – we have enjoyed our week stay at Tom’s Cove Park on Chincoteague Island. Most of the packing was completed last night including dumping the tanks. This morning we were up before 8:00 AM and ready to pull out before 9:00 AM. We were both concerned about getting Arvy-2 out of the site – the front was guarded by a tree on the front door, forward space across the road was limited and someone came into the site behind us preventing departure in that direction. As we left our Canadian neighbors form the left side came and...

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Oct 7, 2010 - Waynesboro, VA

/// Thursday – October 7, 2010 Low Temperature: 52 degrees High Temperature: 77 degrees. A Travel Day. The weather forecast for the next several days looks great. We departed Dogwood Acres Campground by 9:45 AM. Our route today was more of I-81. I found traffic to be fairly heavy in PA, MD and W. VA but once we entered VA the traffic cleared some and road conditions were much improved. I am surprised at the level of traffic on I-81. I experienced two new interesting driving phenomenas today. The first was the bumper to bumper traffic in...

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Sep 25, 2010 - When it Rains, It Pours

Yesterday didn't turn out to be the relaxing day we anticipated. The morning went great, but in the afternoon we noticed the refrigerator wasn't working. At this point, that is all I can manage to say about that situation. We arrived safely in Waynesboro, VA this afternoon. There were a couple areas of construction along I-81, but no delays. All in all a pretty good travel day. This evening, I've discovered my computer doesn't want to connect to our WiFi. Gene gets on fine. One frustration after another. I'm not coping well. Maybe tomorrow...

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