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Pocahontas State Park

Pocahontas State Park

We have spent the last four nights in Pocahontas State Park near Chesterfield, Virginia west of Richmond at an electric/water site that we reserved online. It's been a great stay. We've been close to some great interpretive sites to expand our understanding of various...

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Sherwood Forest Plantation

Sherwood Forest Plantation

Grandson and House Tour Video John Tyler, the 10th President of the United States was a bit of a political maverick. Although he originally aligned with President Jackson and the Democratic Party by 1840 he was on the Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison with the...

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Appomattox Court House 1865

Appomattox Court House 1865

Above photos and brochure cover from our 1975 trip album Back in September 1975 when we two were learning how to road trip serendipitously, the two of us stumbled upon Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. On that visit we particularly remember standing in...

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The Sailor’s Creek Battles

The Sailor’s Creek Battles

State Park Video In the aftermath of the Siege of Vicksburg and the Fall of Richmond, General Lee retreated west in with a plan to obtain badly needed supplies at Farmville before turning south to meet up with General Johnston’s forces at Raleigh, North Carolina but...

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Petersburg National Battlefield

Petersburg National Battlefield

Visitor Center Video What a meaningful Memorial Day this has been. Since our trip this morning from South Forty Campground near Petersburg, Virginia to Pocohantas State Park, near Chesterfield, Virginia east of Richmond would have taken only half an hour, we headed...

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Isle of Wight County Museum

Isle of Wight County Museum

Isle of Wight Video With an estimated driving time of two hours between overnight stops today, we had time for to head into the historic town of Smithfield, Virginia to visit the most delightful Isle of Wight County Museum where Teresa enthusiastically greeted us and...

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Crazy Pizza Again

Crazy Pizza Again

It's become tradition. Wytheville, Virginia is a convenient stop on our way out or on our way home along I-81 and the Wytheville KOA offers Crazy Pizza. Tonight as we head home we have nothing more than breakfast makings in the T@B refrigerator so the prospect of a...

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Fancy Gap

Fancy Gap

It's a place that's been on Karen's mental map since high school years when she corresponded with a friend who lived in this tiny town just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and today it a great place to grab a Sunday lunch at the Lake View Restaurant before beginning...

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Wytheville

Wytheville

Many times we've stopped at the Wytheville KOA but always for a single night's stay on trips between North Carolina and northeastern Ohio. This time we paused for a long weekend. Got pizza the first night, had an opportunity for a delightful conversation with one of...

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Skyline in the Rain

Skyline in the Rain

See Park Videos What a beautiful experience! We broke camp at Loft Mountain and headed north on the Skyline Drive through rain and fog. Traffic was light and we took our time occasionally pulling over to allow a faster driver to pass while we admired the vista. This...

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Planning a trip? Dreaming of travel? Perhaps some of our adventures could inspire yours! Over the last several years we’ve had the distinct pleasure of many cross country journeys traveling though the Lower 48 in tents and our various teardrop campers as well as an amazing Alaska adventure that did not involve a camper.

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Visiting Cork

Visiting Cork

A tour hour well narrated taxi tour of Cork The Heineken Brewery in Cork A view of Blarney Castle from afar A a turn through the Blarney car park and shopping area A Mother and Baby Home One of the neighborhoods we toured The Poor Clare Monastery in Cork Historic Cork...

Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri, Iceland

It snowed in Iceland day before yesterday! And the secnery is phenomenal Mountains and water everywhere The unique Icelandic ponies And famed Icelandic sheep The spectacular Goðafoss, phenomenal waterfall with a link to Iceland's conversion to Christianity And even a...