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North America » United States » Virginia » Lynchburg June 18th 2013

i spotted a werewolf. i spotted a werewolf. it was just dusk on a dreary evening and the air was dead still but sticky from the days heat and afternoon shower. i was walking East towards home on a sidewalk id traveled many a times. it was a bumpy section of concrete pathway, the kind you get when century old oak trees heave their roots upward. there was a dilapidated rock-wall on my left that lead to an overgrown yard with knee high grass and shrubs hiding the windows of the moldy white house. there was a dim light on in the upstairs window and a shadow passed. i thought it odd because id never seen a car in the driveway or any signs of someone living there but i turned my gaze back in front ... read more

North America » United States » Virginia » Lynchburg June 18th 2013

Continuing our journey up the Blue Ridge Parkway - we've been driving North about 40 miles a day and hiking/camping along the way. We're in Lynchburg VA at the moment...not sure how the town got its name but im watching my neck. Rainy morning and it looks like it will continue to be a rainy day. Our hope was to explore and hike another section today but its 11am and we're hanging out in the screen house (*with rain proof walls). No immediate rush to move on, i think this will turn into a driving day which means we're getting even closer to home which means the trip is even closer to coming to an end, boohoo. the last few days we did some good hikes with great weather. One was a 11 mile trek that ... read more
Happy Chopping
Something about staring at a fire...
Home style treat

WARNING FOR THE AREA: Tornados, Thunderstorms, flash flooding This broadcast to us on the 8 am news this morning. I really, really don't want to get wet ... we opted to stay here for the day after speaking with hotel staff who listen to these warnings. We love city transit, what a great way to see any town we are visiting, as well as the diversity of locals riding along with us. Charlottesville, we learned, is a small town of 53,000, half of which is comprised of University of Virginia students. The university is definitely the of the town, conceived and designed by Thomas Jefferson. The campus buildings stand tall and proud in red brick, with large white columns flanking most of the buildings' entrances. Lush greenery amid narrow roads, through which the university's own transit ... read more
Skies over Charlottesville
Skies over Charlottesville
Safe to swim?

Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River Life is old there, older than the trees, younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze Bumpy roads, for too long at a pace that's all wrong West Virginia, motor momma, speed controlled, winding roads All my memories gonna save her, all that's missing is some running water Dark and dusty, painted on the sky, moths and humidity, sweat gets in my eye Forest roads, lacking streams, in the place we ride along West Virginia, getting hotta, take me home, country roads I hear her voice in the morning hour she calls me, the radio reminds me of my home far away And driving down the road I get a feeling that I could have blogged this yesterday, yesterday Country roads, take me home to the place ... read more
Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah Valley

North America » United States » Virginia » Yorktown June 2nd 2013

We left the banks on the Great Mississippi early after a pretty fierce storm and once again headed east for about 472 miles. The ride was largely uneventful and we stayed ahead of the storms. We didn't get much sleep the night before so the drive seemed longer than it was. We arrived at our Baileyton TN RV park right at 1700 and checked in. The park was great and we arrived early enough to take a walk and enjoy the beautiful weather. Mi Hyon made shrimp cocktails and some pasta, I opened the beer, and we had a relaxing dinner. After a little TV to catch up on the approaching weather we went to bed early. Final day, we woke up at our normal 0630, had breakfast, and prepared the rig for departure on the ... read more


North America » United States » Virginia » Wytheville May 26th 2013

COMING HOME Day 27: May 25, 2013 It wasn’t very good, of course, but I had a rather extensive breakfast at the greatly overpriced Holiday Express in Wytheville, VA. I left the room with all of the lights turned on, the TV set blasting away, and the thermostat set as low it would go; making sure to check out at the front desk so that there would no confusion about a stayover. I did not clear my dirty dishes from the breakfast table. That is a job that the silly-assed manager with the glass earrings could be doing instead of looking at himself in the mirror as an object of great beauty. He seems to have missed the point that he is not running the Waldorf Astoria; it will never be anything ... read more

North America » United States » Virginia » Petersburg May 25th 2013

DAY 26: MAY 17, 2013 Bloody Hell. A calamity has occurred. My little laptop has imploded right here in Petersburg, VA and it has brought a sudden and unexpected end to the Hysterical Journey to Historic Places. I was having difficulty connecting with the personal wi-fi device I use for internet connection. I ran diagnostics on it to see what the problem was and in due course a window popped open suggesting that “Refresh my PC” would fix the problem and I would not lose any photos or files. With one click of the mouse I launched the refresh function, but what it didn’t tell me in the pop up window was that all of the applications that make my computer function would be removed. I lost connection to my internet security software, I ... read more

North America » United States » Virginia » Appomattox May 11th 2013

DAY 19: MAY 10, 2013 Me and my pal, Mark Thobe, joined the army on the buddy system. It meant we could be assigned to the same basic training company. We were joined at the hip though and ended up in the same squad. We went off together for advanced training at Fort Leonard Wood as heavy equipment operators. We weren’t supposed to be together anymore but we ended up in the same squad again. We were having breakfast one morning at a table with Lomax Wesley. He was a good old boy from Alabama. We sat down and started in putting milk and brown sugar in our mush. We thought it was Cream o’ Wheat. Lomax was astonished. He said, “what are you fellas doin’ to them grits. That ain’t the way you ... read more

North America » United States » Virginia » Hot Springs May 10th 2013

Day 18: May 9, 2013 Last night I was the only person in the whole Greenbrier Lodge. They only have 5 rooms there and the other 4 were vacant. When the restaurant closed all of the employees went home. It was kind of a strange way to spend a night. I had pancakes and ham downstairs in the restaurant before meeting the local historian, Bill McNeal, at the museum. He was a kind old gentleman and did his best to answer my inquiries about the location of the militia fort. The information we needed turned out to be in a book other than the one he found. Bill turned out to be one of our distant cousins through the Poage line. Clover Lick John and Robert Poage waded onto the beach in ... read more

First day was a very busy one; I worked until 2:30, but Mi Hyon had everything ready to go when I got home so it took only a half hour to load the bikes, cooler and more than ample supplies. We we arrived at the campground I had to adjust the ReadyBrake Cable, unload the car, and finish packing the fridge. Mi Hyon can sure pack a lot of meals in in small space. Maggie was a little nervous like always for the first hour or so, but now she is ready to go. Of course it rained the whole time I unpacked and hooked up the utilities, but that the way it is sometimes. We'll finish watching Nature on PBS then we're going to go to bed early! Tonight we're staying at Cheatham Annex CG ... read more
Beer Fridge 007

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