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May 2, 2018 - Stony fork cg

Before we left Cedar Creek cg, we hiked 2.5 miles on the stone trough trail looking for morels. Lots of mayapples, creek, slopes, but no morels. Had thought about going to Ohio but nixed that and started heading home. Stopped at SFcg right off of I77 and have a great quiet site by a creek. No morels here either so we're going home.

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Aug 30, 2017 - Wytheville VA – Jefferson National Forest – Stony Fork Campground

We made this forest campground our first stop in Virginia. While here, we visited the Edith Bolling Wilson Museum. Edith Bolling was the second wife of president Woodrow Wilson. She is often regarded as controversial because of the role she played following Wilson’s debilitating stroke in 1919. She is often said to have overstepped her boundaries as First Lady by not permitting cabinet members access to or correspondence with the president while he was incapacitated. Even today, scholars are unsure about how to interpret her role at that...

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Retired at Last!

Aug 12, 2016 - A Night in Virginia

It was a wise decision to break up our 500 mile trip from the panhandle of West Virginia to Loudon, TN, about thirty miles south of Knoxville. We left Great Cacapon, WV early in the morning, treated ourselves to a Dunkin Donut coffee break in mid-morning, the only time on this trip, and then got on I-81 and drove along the spine of the Appalachian Mountains. The traffic was incredible - lots of trucks! We arrived at our campground about 3:30 p.m., went for a swim and then out for dinner at Ruby Tuesdays. Their salad bar was really good. We...

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Dec 14, 2015 - Heading South December 2015

Another year of farming is in the books. This morning we got a very early start, pulling out of the shop at 4:50. There was a little fog early, but soon the sky was clear and conditions were perfect for our first day traveling. By 7:30 we had made our Duty Free purchases and successfully entered into the USA at Buffalo, from Fort Erie on the Canadian side. The temperatures are unbelievable for December. By mid afternoon, in West Virginia, the truck thermometer was showing a temp of 73F. Many years we spend our first night in a hotel, to...

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Jul 26, 2015 - Sunday Wytheville VA

Our day started out with Chip and Logan leaving around 6:30 am for the church. He has a service at 8:30 am and one at 10 am every Sunday morning. We followed up for the 10 AM service with Katie and the boys. Our plan is to leave after the 10 AM service and head down I-77 to Wytheville where we will spend the night at the Country Inn & Suites. Plan is for Chip’s family to get a room and we will stay in the motorhome for the night. The trip started out very uneventful until we stopped in West Virginia at the Marathon gas station at exit 146,...

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Dec 28, 2014 - Wytheville, Virginia

This morning we got an early start on our Florida trip. We travelled 400-401-427-QEW TO Fort Erie. After a perfect border crossing, including a stop at The Duty Free, we went south on I-190, and then west on I-90 to Erie. From Erie we headed south on I-79 past Pittsburg, and down into West Virginia. We then connected with I-77 and went south into Virginia and stopped in the Wytheville area at Fort Chiswell RV Park. It rained most of the afternoon with some areas of fairly heavy fog. We arrived about 6 pm, got set up , enjoyed dinner, and I...

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Aug 27, 2014 - Wytheville, Va

Wytheville, Virginia is considered a crossroad city for I-81 and I-77 except I-77 isn’t crossing. There is this funny awkward stretch of the road on I-81 that I-77 also travels. As a good friend of mine pointed out to me that the West Virginia road surveyor missed the North Carolina bound by about 20 miles. Now, I’m not trying to start anything BUT if you are from Virginia, we understand how this could happen, just saying! We are on our way to the upper Midwest with an overnight stay in Wytheville visiting our daughter and family....

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Bummin' around 2014

Mar 27, 2014 - Bristol, TN and Wytheville, VA

Left Millersville this morning and headed down I-65 towards I-40. Exited off 92 to Old Hickory Road to cut over to 40 without having to go further toward Nashville. It was a good thing as the traffic was starting to come to a standstill just after that. This was closer and didn't have to be stuck in rush hour traffic. Went by the exit for The Hermitage which was Andrew Jackson's home. Also went by the birthplace of Davy Crockett and Andrew Johnson. We also drove by Tennessee Ernie Ford Parkway. The trees in Tennessee were flowering and...

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Mar 16, 2014 - Sunday, March 16, 2014

We got up and went to Chip’s 8:30 am service so we could get an early start on the road south. It was so cute to see Logan dressed with the black shirt and black pants, same as his daddy, assisting him with the service this morning. As Chip would walk around with his hands in his pants, Logan was doing the same as his dad. Logan is growing up so fast, where the time goes. It was a great service as always and we got to see the new addition that was added to the church which is very nice, they have used it already and were going to have a...

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Nov 23, 2013 - Old School House Resturant

Got a rather late start today because we really wanted to go to the Old School House Restaurant, located in Stuarts Draft, VA. It has been a destination for fine seafood and home style cooking for 28 years. Found out they did not open today until 3:00pm so that was the reason for the shorted drive day. But a very good choice. Left at 5:50pm and stopped at 9:20pm. Stayed at a local Walmart. Mileage: 34,777.4 - 34,931

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Aug 22, 2013 - Wytheville Va

After hitting a little bit of rain coming into Virginia, we settled into our campground and went about doing laundry and some swimming. They have a water slide into the pool and Jared tested it out and said it was fun. Then about dusk we hit the fishing pond. We haven't had the fishing gear out since Ohio so when we saw that they had a pond, we wanted to give it a try. The employees say that they have big catfish and that they really like hot dogs. We ate all our hotdogs so we took some Jersey pork roll out of the freezer to see if the...

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Jul 23, 2013 - Time to go again!

Left Wyethville, VA at 10:45 am and headed for Starbucks and fuel! Chilly and damp...low 70's. The rain came down all night. For some reason and it couldn't be old age we are really dragging today! Joanie's at the wheel and KeKe is navigating. The sky's are partly cloudy on a somewhat bumpy road.

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Road Trip 2013

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