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2009 Virginia

Rolling Home

Rolling Home

It's good to be going home. Speedwell Store is a sight for sore eyes. Means we are only three miles away! It's been a great adventure and we've loved every minute but we're both looking forward to sitting our our own sofa. Had planned to stay put for a while but when...

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William McKinley Monument

William McKinley Monument

Biography Video It's a very impressive building, this memorial to President McKinley. At the close of the Nineteenth Century he was a much beloved president. Then he was assassinated and the nation mourned. But then his memory was quickly overshadowed by the energy...

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Across Pennsylvania

Across Pennsylvania

Enjoyed the drive across Pennsylvania, giving wide berth to Pittsburgh, staying on the back roads and drinking in the beauty of the rolling hills and autumn foliage. Didn't even realize it when we crossed the state line into Ohio.

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Gettysburg National Cemetery

Gettysburg National Cemetery

As we wandered among the graves of the young men cut down in the heat of battle and leaving loved ones grieving at home, we pondered the inability of the national leaders to be unable to come to a resolution of the issues that divided them and brought our nation to...

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Eisenhower Home

Eisenhower Home

Retirement Home Tour Video They were a military couple and it was not until Dwight Eisenhower was contemplating retirement did he and Mamie buy their first home. It was a farm near the Gettysburg Battlefield. They renovated the farm house as best they could and added...

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Gettysburg Battlefield

Gettysburg Battlefield

Once again we opted for the Gettysburg National Military Park audio driving tour. It gave us insight into many of the sights we saw. As usual when we do these tours we frequently got out of the car and wandered around at the stops. We're trying to get a deeper...

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Gettysburg PA

Gettysburg PA

Arrived in Gettysburg and spent most of this this beautiful afternoon at the visitor's center getting oriented. Visited the museum and the cyclorama. Got directions to this monument commemorating the contribution of the First Ohio Light Infantry Battery K. Steve's...

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Washington DC

Washington DC

Peter and Kathy live on the outskirts of Washington DC and he works in the heart of the city. They graciously offered to give us a nighttime personally guided tour of the monuments in our national's capitol. It was Karen's first ever and Steve's first visit in many...

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Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon, home of the First President George Washington, mecca to many Americans. The house tour was crowded but sitting on the porch gazing at the Potomac was relaxing. And listening to "Martha" talk, checking out the museum, and wandering among the outbuildings...

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Wilderness,Ellwood,& Spotsylvania

Wilderness,Ellwood,& Spotsylvania

Thursday found us again listening to a CD and driving the Wilderness Battlefield Tour. Just after visiting the site of Grant's headquarters we stopped and parked outside the gates of Ellwood where Gen Warren had his headquarters. The house is open for tours only on...

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.