Blogs from Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States, North America

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The drive on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from Charlottesville KOA in Charlottesville VA to R & D Family Campground in Milford VA was short, even by Uncle Larry’s standards – 110 miles, especially when compared to the six driving days it took to navigate the 1221 miles to Charlottesville from Apache Junction AZ. R & D Family Campground is 27 miles south of Fredericksburg, the target in my crosshairs. My first order of business on Thursday May 2, 2019 was a stop at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center where I got a few helpful hints and purchased my ticket for the Trolley Tour of Fredericksburg. The familiarization tour wasn’t the best nor the worst I have encountered, but it provided a perspective on the distance and the terrain between attractions. Marathoner I am not, and I forfeited ... read more
All Areas of Town that I Saw Were Neat and Tidy – Community Pride Hard at Work
Architecturally Correct?  Perhaps, but the Story Is Much More Important
Amputations Saved Lives; Exsanguination to Balance the Body’s Four Humors – Probably Not So Much

North America » United States » Virginia » Fredericksburg August 29th 2018

Our daughter has had a yearning for years to visit Ireland. She has had a picture from Ireland, huge poster a Christmas present from her brother, hanging in her living room for years, got it when she was in high school. So when she announced that she and Kris were saving to go, we were excited for her. After graduation from her tough MBA program this spring, the trip would be the perfect reward. Then she asked if we would come and house sit (in our old house, still not sold, and now being rented to the kids.) Of course we said Yes. Oh, and take care of the 70 lb chocolate lab, Sophie. And the two outside cats. So we knew the priorities--animals then house. We contacted our camping friends Dave and Bonnie Lodge and ... read more
Careful packing
Approaching Dulles
Instructions from momma


This morning we woke under the fluorescent light and I put on my normal people clothes since I was on lunch van duty with Raffi. After I rolled my bag out for trailer crew, I asked Emily & Nick, our hosts, where we could find a vacuum. Nick unlocked a closet to reveal....A BACKPACK VACUUM!! The excitement for overnight cleaning duty just got so high!! I threw that bad boy on and starting going to town vacuuming our room, the hallway, & the main dining & sleeping area. Aiden got a kick out of while he was working on the “whiteboard” for the day & snapped a sweet pic—I think the excitement shows! 😸 At route meeting, Magpie & Carly who were sweep for the day announced their challenge for the day—take a name from the ... read more
Stretching Stalking
Hoagiefest & a First-Timer!
Found a compass to match my ring—North is the Path!!


Geo: 38.3009, -77.4591The last month has been a busy one. I started on a new health journey and so far so good, going after my goals one day at a time. Since Baltimore I have stayed local over the last few weeks, I helped my boyfriend and his roommate move houses, watched so many movies at the cinema that I feel like I am a local over there and went out of town as Eduardo decided to move an hour away from me. I experienced my first Super Bowl with my host family and they go as crazy food and drinks wise as the South Africans do for the rugby. I have also made new friends with German girls and I get to spend time with them in the week which is nice. The weather was ... read more
Our Snowman

North America » United States » Virginia » Fredericksburg October 11th 2016

Right after Columbus Day, we left AL and headed north to see family and friends. Our first visit would be with friends Kurt and Annette in NC. We had last seen them this spring in FL and since then we both had endured problems with our RVs and had to have them repaired. Annette had undergone surgery for back issues and we really wanted to see how they were doing and visit them in northern North Carolina. So we followed our usual path through Chattanooga and Knoxville and north on I-40. But instead of continuing on I-81 to VA, we headed east on I-40 towards Asheville, NC. We'd been over that road a number of years ago, but apparently we were a) younger or b) had forgotten what is was like. It's a lovely road, lots ... read more
Dog Park in Fredericksburg
Camping at Fort AP Hill
Mushrooms by the campsite


Tamra and I really believed we would be able to sit down each evening, after a full day of racing, but that thought ended immediately. The first racer was up and away at 8a.m. sharp, and, within 45,minutes the rest of the teams were in the air and on their way to the first mandatory fly-by! An absolutely amazing sight , watching for other racers in the air, checking speeds of the other airplanes, and keeping on track for Morganton, North Carolina, a mere 251.99 nautical miles ahead!... read more


In one month's time the Air Race Classic 2015 will gather in Fredericksburg, Va. to start the 2500 statute mile adventure. I am proud to be chosen as a member of "Sky Dancers", team #31, piloted by Tamra Sheffman of Miami Beach, Fl. We will be flying Tamra's Cessna 182. Ther are eight stops along the route, and 2 fly by's, which must be completed in four days of flying dawn to dusk. The Air Race Classic receives wide-spread publicity due to the fact that it is an all female pilot air derby, with the original race having been flown in 1929. ( aka: The Powder Puff Derby). Racers range in age from 17 to 90 years of age and normally fly a stock or minimally modified airplane. Since the race is based on the pilots ... read more


In one month's time the Air Race Classic 2015 will gather in Fredericksburg, Va. to start the 2500 statute mile adventure. I am proud to be chosen as a member of "Sky Dancers", team #31, piloted by Tamra Sheffman of Miami Beach, Fl. We will be flying Tamra's Cessna 182. Ther are eight stops along the route, and 2 fly by's, which must be completed in four days of flying dawn to dusk. The Air Race Classic receives wide-spread publicity due to the fact that it is an all female pilot air derby, with the original race having been flown in 1929. ( aka: The Powder Puff Derby). Racers range in age from 17 to 90 years of age and normally fly a stock or minimally modified airplane. Since the race is based on the pilots ... read more


It’s travel time again! It’s been a while since I posted any blog and several factors combined to cause me to go into a funk and not write. Last year while camping in Ohio near Wheeling, we lost our Slinky cat when she refused to come in one night. Instead of waiting up, I went to bed and she never appeared. The next day neighbors said they heard yowling and fighting and think either a feral cat or raccoon was involved. We waited around an extra day and combed the woods by the campsite but never found her. It was very upsetting and depressing. Then, with the “new” used RV, we found we continued to have mechanical issues, mostly of a small variety. This spring we had to have a new front leaf spring installed, ... read more
Autumn enjoying dinner
Hey, it's both of us in a picture!
Sunset over the Potomac

North America » United States » Virginia » Fredericksburg April 24th 2014

The winds have been blowing....not at our backs but across us. I am almost ready to dig out the scopalamine patch we got for the cruise in case we got seasick. Between the horrible bumpy road of Rt. 95 and the rocking of our big box boat.....raaaallph (puke sound). I can hardly write this blog....my fingers are all over the place like I am playing a piano with 49 fingers with mittens on. And forget playing my games - all I get is "poor connection" so it either freezes or I get kicked off the table because I haven't spun when actually it is spinning so fast it is like a blur wheel. Feel sorry for me? I hope so. Yesterday, our travels were broken up with a delightful and productive stop. Cory pulled into "JR's".....one ... read more
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