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May 4, 2013 - Williamsburg- Newport News- Jamestown - Yorktown

We've been at American Heritage RV Park, just outside Williamsburg, VA, since last Tuesday evening. Wednesday we visited Newport News, VA and bought combo tickets to see a variety of Civil War and Revolutionary War era homes. Also visited a Maritime Museum and a nature museum. That took most of the day and part of another. At the Mariners Museum in Newport News, VA, one of the exhibits was a group of highly detailed, hand crafted ship models. They were all about three feet long and made to look exactly like their full scale counterpart....

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Apr 30, 2013 - Colonial Williamsburg

We played tourist today along with a whole bunch of other people and walked around this colonial town. I was here a very long time ago and its quite a sight yet again. Shows how people lived back in the 1700's with homes shops taverns and people in period costume. Covers over 300 acres so lots of walking or horse carriage rides. Weather wasn't great but good for this adventure. Enjoyed a super large meal at one of the taverns again with period food stuffs and beverages. After lots of pixs and the requisite sou-vie shopping we called it a...

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Away we go 2013

Apr 29, 2013 - American Heritage RV Park

A short 70 mile down the road from the track and here we are in Colonial Williamsburg area. Weather today was a constant downpour all day so our plan to tour the colony was delayed until tomorrow. Have done all the reading so off we will go in the morning rain or shine. Very nice park here with a lot of high end motor homes going through, guess they haven't heard about any recession. See playoffs are starting at home not much news on about it down here in eastern Virginia for sure. Did read about the BC premier running a stop sign at 530am...

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Away we go 2013

Apr 15, 2013 - photos...and now we are home

I hope you have enjoyed this trip---it truly was not what we expected to have done this winter. We bought all sort of charts for the Abacos, installed a watermaker so we would have plenty of fresh water, loaded the bikes and inflatable kayaks, bought a new dinghy----but circumstances and the weather caused a change of plans. But we had fun--and there are lots of years ahead for that adventure. Next---to China. If I can do a blog, I will. Thanks for tuning in.

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ZEST for travel

Mar 21, 2013 - Williamsburg, VA

The weather cooperated, and we had a nice day to travel the 320 miles north to Williamsburg, VA. We settled in, and since the good weather continued for another day, we decided to take advantage of it, and began our tour of the Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. This area marks major events in the story of colonial America. Linked by the scenic 23-mile Colonial Parkway, Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown were important stops on our nation’s journey from the first lasting English settlement to the final battle that...

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Nov 23, 2012 - Visit to Williamsburg

I don't have any pictures to post yet because I need to transfer them from the camera. Colonial Williamsburg was amazing. We messed up the times a little bit so we didn't have as much time to spend as we would have liked. I did't realize how big it is there, it' seems like it's part theme park and part historic landmark. I also, did't realize how much of our nation's history happened here. We also went back later in the evening for a special show called "Ghosts Among Us". It was a guided walking tour to three locations where period story...

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Nov 21, 2012 - Camp is set up

Set up in our campsite. It's pretty nice here, it's not very big but everything you need. I got the water, sewer, cable TV and power hooked up. Awnings and lights are out, and they even provide free WiFi internet! Everybody has showered, the facilities were nice. Bailey and I took a walk around and checked things out. Even stopped at the General Store. The girls have hopped the shuttle and headed for Walmart! There are a lot of stores and outlet malls nearby. I hope they aren't gone too long because I am getting hungry! Tonight we are going...

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Nov 1, 2012 - Getting Ready...

Hurricane Sandy may have delayed us, but not by much. Today we have taken off the extra lines we used to hold ZEST to the dock during the blow, brought most of the food aboard and stowed it (now if I can remember where I put things--like that jar of capers!), and are deciding which clothes to take. And trying to remember all those little things that need to be done before we leave--like mail, and bank, and... Looks like we will leave on Saturday--and try something different---the Dismal Swamp Route. For those of you who do not know about...

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ZEST for travel

Oct 22, 2012 - Day Seventeen Lexington Park, MD to Williamsburg, Virginia

Left this am at 9:40 under sunny skies and temp. 59. We spent another 3 hours this am going to the post office and real estate agencies in California, Md looking for our old house. We just knew if we could get in familiar looking territory, that we could find it. The roads and old familiar landmarks had changed dramatically. We even went 30 miles to the address of our previous neighbor, but alas they were not home. We were frustrated and depressed, having spent at least 5 hours and countless miles over the same roads and were ready to give...

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Oct 7, 2012 - Yorktown, Jamestown, & Williamsburg

Well, it has been a very energic several days. We departed Waynesville, NC on the 2nd, in a downpour. Made hooking up a bit sloppy. Spent that night at a Corps of Enginers park, Rudd Creek near Clarksville, VA, right on the lake. It was hot and very humid. Thank goodness for A/C in the RV. Wed, saw us arriving at Naval Supply Center, Cheatem Annex, Williamsburg, VA. A new RV park on the base with everything, except a decent internet connection. Hence our absence for the 4 days. However, that was the only downer in the stay. For three and a...

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Oct 3, 2012 - Williamsburg, Virginia

The morning of October 3rd we left Greenbelt Park and drove 230 miles to Anvil Campground near Williamsburg, VA for a four night stay. We have been to historic Williamsburg before and since the tickets to see it are expensive we will not be doing that again. We are staying here because the park has full hook-ups so we can spend the next few days doing some cleaning and relaxing from all the walking we did in D.C. Over the next few weeks we will be visting Mrytle Beach, SC, Charleston, SC and Savanna, GA before heading into Florida.

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Jun 12, 2012 - Sam's Entry: Williamsburg and Rainy

Well, today was Williamsburg and rainy. Let's start with the historic town. Unlike Jamestown, everybody talked in first person perspective. They did a lot of making things, like paint, wagon and cart wheels, guns and bullets, to list a few. Spoiler alert! There was a play that went around the whole place, and loyalists were everywhere. Loyalist here, loyalist there. The one thing I learned was that the loyalists believed in some of the things that patriots did. I felt sorry for the people that got tarred and feathered. Sam

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