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Apr 19, 2018 - Williamsburg, VA

2018-04-19.Colonial Williamsburg Another beautiful day here in Colonial Williamsburg. The air was cool but the sun bright and the skies clear. The redbuds and dogwoods are a lovely contrast to the just budding hardwoods in the forest. If you are planning a trip to Williamsburg, though, I really recommend that you come in the spring or fall when school is in session. Though there were many school groups in the town, it was not overcrowded and there was never any difficulty getting to see inside the buildings and the re-enactors who stroll...

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Jul 29, 2017 - Day 80 - Ashland to Williamsburg, VA

Today’s trek from Ashland to Williamsburg, Virginia, was a wonderful but WET 84-mile ride with 2,201’ of ascent. I am not sure how there managed to be 2,200’ of ascent. The ride seemed to be mostly level the entire way. Williamsburg, Virginia, population 15,052, was capital of the Virginia Colony from 1699 to 1780 and played a significant role in the American Revolution. It forms the “Historic Triangle” together with Jamestown and Yorktown. Its heart is Colonial Williamsburg, a historic district and living-history museum where actors in...

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Oct 3, 2016 - Monticello and Williamsburg

We set off bright and early with Alan and Jan Shaw to find the star at the top of the mountain. It is the largest man made star. The route was easy and was an extension of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The view was worth the diversion and the necessary photos were taken. We went straight onto the Parkway only one junction from where we had left it so, thanks to the expedition, we have driven all of it - except one mile. The light was amazing and the valleys below were filled with cloud making us glad that we were travelling along the ridge...

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Sep 29, 2016 - August And September 2016

Before leaving Wisconsin, we visited Larry’s cousin Gloria Wackerhouser’s husband who had a new diagnosis of stage 4 cancer. We are so glad that we stopped to see them as he passed 2 days later. We hate that we have reached an age where we are losing good friends & relatives that have been important in our lives and in the lives of those we love. After our Wisconsin hiatus from our eastern travels, we headed back east to pick up where we left off. On our way, we had a couple of great stops. One was in Muncie Indiana were we visited some of...

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Sep 23, 2016 - Williamsburg, Virginia

Our last few days have been filled with American history. We visited Appomattox the "Avoncroft" of America where the civil war ended. There was a naturalisation ceremony going on so we got in for free and helped ourselves to their buffet. Much to Daddy's delight! We drove onto Williamsburg, Virginia for a few days to find a lovely little town set as if in the era of 1775! The people of the town dressed up and horse and carriages ran through the town. All of the houses were beautiful. There was role play, shops and businesses. We listened...

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Our Year Out

Jun 21, 2016 - TT Williamsburg !

Though mister weatherman wasn't nice to us in the morning with rain, things dried up as we pulled out onto the highway. The rest of the drive of 168 miles and 3.5 hours went easily. When we arrived, early in the afternoon there were plenty of good spaces from which to choose. You'll see a photo of THE worst set of filters, EVER ! We change out our water filters every two months, however because of the great parks we've been in, Dave thought the water was clean! ! ! And that the filters could go a little longer than usual. Think again, you...

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Jun 21, 2016 - Colonial Williamsburg!

My second day in Virginia. We moved from Front Royal to Williamsburg. The car ride wasn't too bad, I'm glad I have Bambi to keep me company in the back. This RV park is a LOT bigger than the previous area. We set up all of the things in and around the RV and took lots of photos. I'm also still getting used to the time change of three hours. NOTE: Tomorrow- Jamestown

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Jun 17, 2016 - Williamsburg VA.

We are again staying at a KOA (Kampgrounds of America). We chose the KOA's mostly for Ava's entertainment. They always have games and movies and good entertainment for the kids. Best thing here is that the temperature has dropped. We actually have windows open and feel great without the humidity. We spent our first day here walking around Colonial Williamsburg. The history is there and well preserved, but has been commercially changed. Larry was here in the 60's and it was like stepping back in time. Not so much anymore. Somewhat like what...

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Jun 14, 2016 - On to Williamsburg, VA

We had the longest trip we've had in awhile - 222 miles. It was a beautiful drive & great weather - 76 when we arrived at the rv park about 2:00. We stopped at the welcome center just inside VA & the staff was very helpful. Our gps had us on freeway all the way to Williamsburg & the welcome center lady suggested a scenic route that didn't take any longer than the freeway route. We passed a number of plantations & would love to go back & get a closer look. We're staying just out of Williamsburg at American Heritage RV Park in Norge. It's a...

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May 24, 2016 - Williamsburg, VA

Tue, 24 May: Last leg... After more than a week on the road today was the last leg, for a while. We drove from Roanoke Rapids SC to Williamsburg VA, where we'll stay till early in June. We're at the Thousand Trails park and are anticipating a weekend visiting with family who will be in a cabin over the Memorial Day Weekend. We left the Roanoke Rapids Wal*Mart at 0835 and continued north on I 95 into Virginia. At exit #4 we pulled into a Pilot/Flying J truck stop for fuel, which took us almost a half hour as the trucks at the pump didn't...

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2016 Travels

May 22, 2016 - Jamestown and Yorktown

Yesterday we walked the streets of Williamsburg, Va where we got to experience the feel of a colonial city. Today we decided to drive to the Visitor's Center in Jamestown and Yorktown. After walking through the historical galleries inside at Jamestown, we went outside to see the ships used to bring the settlers over from England to North America to settle in Virginia. The ships they traveled on for 16 months were not much bigger than the fifth wheel we are traveling in. We got to see how the Indians, who lived there before the settlers...

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May 21, 2016 - Williamsburg, Virginia

Yesterday we traveled from South Carolina to North Carolina and made a 1 night stop at RVacation RV park to break up our trip. The park was very nice but the location is right off Hwy 95 so there was a lot of traffic noise; otherwise, was an uneventful night. We left North Carolina this morning headed to Williamsburg, VA. We arrived about mid-afternoon, got settled in to American Heritage RV Park. This park is different from some of the other rv parks that we've stayed in that have been wooded and had lots of space. This park is more...

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