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Oct 16, 2011 - Williamsburg, VA
We are spending one whole week here in Williamsburg, VA. thanks to the timeshare get away program. From here we went to Petersburg Natl Battleground, Jamestown, and other area sites. We took the train into Washington, DC for two consecutive days. I must say that it was very impressive. All of the buildings were just gigantic, over whelming structures. We would recommend it to anyone. We are on the way to Gettysburg, PA and then start our trip southward. We will post one more time before finishing our trip.Jump to full entry
Oct 6, 2011 - Williamsburg, Virginia
Destination # 40: Williamsburg, Virginia Mileage: 160 miles (from Washington, D.C.) Arrive: Thursday, October 6, 2011 Depart: Sunday, October 9, 2011 • Thursday, October 6 Departure from the Washington destination: 10:30 am. It is clear and sunny and the forecast is for a high of 70◦. We arrive in Williamsburg in time to take a self guided tour of this charming town and get a flavour of its history. We are staying at the Anvil RV Park tonight but, unfortunately, have to move as the park is completely booked through the long weekend. ...Jump to full entry
Sep 22, 2011 - Williamsburg, VA
We headed to Williamsburg to see Larry's daughter, Kristin. We haven't seen her in a long time so we were really looking forward to spending time with her. Kristin showed us where she's living - very nice community where she's at and lovely home. She has three cats that are her pride and joy! We have pictures of two of them. One was just not cooperating! Although we had been to Williamsburg before we did have a little siteseeing in mind, but it rained most of the time we were there so we just decided to spend our time visiting. It was great...Jump to full entry
Aug 22, 2011 - Off to Williamsburg...
Aug 22 I arrived at Williamsburg Outdoor World campground today. This is a nice campground, on hills (of course). It has an indoor and an outdoor pool, jacuzzi, and other stuff to do. I am really close to the clubhouse and spent a lovely hour floating in the pool and then cooked myself thoroughly in the hot tub—one day they will find me floating in one of them surrounded by carrots and potatoes with a happy smile on my face… The drive today was boring (interstates) but every once in a while the barrier of trees would give way and I could...Jump to full entry
Jul 19, 2011 - Back to 1776...
Williamsburg. Make everyone get up early today. It’s supposed to be HOT and want to get an early start visiting Colonial Williamsburg. Get our tickets and decide to walk over as they are beginning their re-enactment of the Civil War. This is a two hour adventure where you are part of the town. After it is completed the boys head out to check out things on their own. The girls decide to learn how to load a cannon and clean it. They are supposed to do it in 20 seconds. It’s closer to 3 minutes, but hey, they’re privates, right? Then the boys...Jump to full entry
Jul 18, 2011 - Jamestown and Pocahontas
Today we are going to Jamestown. So everyone SLOWLY gets going. I am ready, but getting 4 kids ready is like 4 times harder than getting 2 kids ready. We decide to take the RV because it is just easier and we’ll deal with the parking issue if there is one. We stop by historic Jamestowne and let the girls see the flags and then we head to the state park. Inside the state park is the ORIGINAL site of Jamestown. There are numerous archeological digs going on and I can’t wait to take a look but first we need to watch a short movie on the...Jump to full entry
Jul 17, 2011 - a slow day
Ah, the kids all sleep in this morning until 10:30 or so. We are supposed to be going to Jamestown but that doesn’t really look like it’s going to happen, so I just roll with it. We elect to spend the day at the trailer and at the pool at the center. Ethan and Emma have to adjust to the heat (since it’s still COLD and RAINY in Portland). We catch up. Even though it’s only been 4 weeks, it seems like an eternity. Moving is going to be hard. I have decided to steal Emma and not give her back. Her mom does not think that is a good idea. So, in...Jump to full entry
Jul 16, 2011 - Virginia Beach, Toana, and Ethan and Emma, oh my!
Good morning EAST COAST and the Atlantic Ocean! Today we awaken to a lovely ocean breeze and decide to head without the RV in the Jeep to the beach to spend the day. Now, we leave with just us – no towels – no swimsuits, nothing. What were we thinking? Who knows, but we arrive and the beach is beautiful so I plunk myself down and lay out catching some son while the kids and Bill walk to the bridge and back. The water is warm and feels great and it’s really cool to be looking out at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and tunnel. After a couple of...Jump to full entry
May 26, 2011 - Yorktown
Yorktown is where we spent most of the day today. It had developed into quite a port township by the time of the Revolutionary War. It is on the Chesapeake Bay rather than the James River and a normal port which is deep right up to the landing. This busy port was shipping a lot of tobacco to England by 1861. Cornwallis was tricked by Clinton (quite an appropriate name for trickery) into thinking the battle would take place in New York . When Cornwallis finally realized that wasn’t the case, it was too late to do anything. We visited a...Jump to full entry
May 25, 2011 - Jamestown, VA
Today is a lovely day. The rain has passed us, the sun is shining and it is a little bit hot (that I must admit). After a night with a headache, I wasn’t too anxious to make an early start this morning. Bill was patient and let me sleep in and he also made coffee. We finally left the 5th wheel shortly after noon. Peanut butter and jelly was our quick lunch and then we were off to Jamestown where the first “permanent” English settlement in our country would be. We were, once again, at an attraction supported by the Nat’l Park Service. The...Jump to full entry
May 24, 2011 - from Shady Springs to Williamsburg
Since it was drizzling rain in the night, Shady Spring was becoming muddy creek. There is enough rock in the soil that it was not bad but I was not sure AAA could find the place if we got stuck. We picked a break in the showers and got back on the road. The views were ever changing. One good thing about the interstate is that they have to clear enough trees that you can see the landscape. Traffic was light but had one back up for a burned out van. We drove directly to our campground with everyone in agreement on the route. It is a spacious...Jump to full entry