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Jul 1, 2013 - Williamsburg, Virginia

We were going to go to Busch Gardens today but there was an 80% chance of severe thunder storms in the area so we didn't go. Gabby was upset all day. She didn't care that we had no control over the weather, she wanted to ride roller coasters. I think I did too good of a job convincing her that Mother Nature likes me, and always takes care to make sure things are the way I want them to be. Now she is sure that I wanted it to storm today so that I could go play tourist in Colonial Williamsburg. I did enjoy walking around in the old part of...

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Jun 30, 2013 - The journey continues!

We decided to cut short the trip to Savannah so we could get a little closer to Washington DC. Right now, we are in Williamsburg Virginia. Got in about seven which was perfect. Jimmie could see well enough to avoid all the obstacles (trees) and it had cooled down enough to be nice while we got everyt hing set up. We are staying in an Outdoor World Campground. I did not know they existed. I guess when I am in the Bass Pro Shop next time, I will not brush off the salesman when he offers three free days to listen to him. No ..... I won't. I...

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Jun 29, 2013 - Thoughts on China

We've now been home a week, and are beginning to try to "process" our trip to China. It seems trite to say it is an amazing country, but it is. Huge, beautiful, polluted, rushing into the future while very aware of its past--full of contradictions and puzzles. How in the world can it be governed? Just the distances are formidable--one of Hu's graduate students at the University in Wuhu told me she must travel 23 hours by bus to get back to her hometown, and husband, in a western city. She already is an elementary school teacher, but wants...

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Jun 14, 2013 - Colonial Williamsburg

While Rick was completing his climb at Bodie Light, last Thursday, I was stewing about the weather. We had heard about Tropical Storm Andrea heading our way and by that time we knew that it would be arriving on Friday. And that was the day we were supposed to leave for Williamsburg, Virginia. Lots of rain was predicted with wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour. Well, that didn’t sound like good driving conditions to me, so when Rick came down to earth I told him that I thought that we should get out of Dodge that day and not wait for...

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Jun 12, 2013 - Trip to Colonial Williamsburg

Despite near recordbreaking heat, we spent the day visiting Colonial Williamsburg. Talk about a trip back in time! We toured the Governor's Palace and the Capitol and walked throughout the historical city. The guides in period costumes and horsedrawn carriages plus all the historic buildings were really impressive. We had lunch in one of the "taverns", literally in a cellar with candlelight. Fortunately the restaurants and buildings were air conditioned. If temperatures reach 96 tomorrow as forecast, that will break a record for here.

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Jun 10, 2013 - Arrived in Williamsburg

We left the mountains of Virginia behind and traveled the rolling hills of Virginia today for 300 miles. It rained much of the way. We're now parked at American Heritage RV Park in Williamsburg, VA for a few days. This park has quite an entertainment center with a huge swimming pool, volleyball court and then after we arrived this afernoon they added the water slide pictured above. It was amazing to watch them inflate it. In about half an hour's time they had it up and running. It's huge--about two stories high and the length of a football...

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Jun 1, 2013 - Williamsburg, Virginia

We visited old town Williamsburg which was the first capital of the Colony of Virginia up until the Revolutionary War when it was moved to Richmond. Many of the old structures have been refurbished or rebuilt as accurately as possible. This was one of the hotbeds of the ideas which created an independent United States!!

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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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