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May 10 – Going Home

After a little more than four months, we we're headed home today … generally, however, the most arduous of any trip when having to pass through Washington, DC, Baltimore, Wilmington and Philadlephia!  Aside from the unpredictible traffic (generally heavy just … Continue reading

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May 9 – Virginia’s State Capitol and Executive Mansion

During the American Colonial period, Virginia's first capital was located in Jamestown, where the first legislative body, the Virginia House of Burgesses, met in 1619. The new government used four state houses at different times at Jamestown due to fires. … Continue reading

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May 8 – Visiting with Chip and Debby

This afternoon we viisted with with my cousin Chip … who recently retired after 35 years with FreddiMac … and his wife, Debby, at their beautiful, now full time, home on Lake Anna. They've reently purchased a Winnebago motorhome and … Continue reading

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May 4 – 7 – Working Our Way North

Not certain we've mentioned it before, but based on the prevalence of their use, we've come to the conclusion that across much of the country … and in Florida in particular … directional signals for changing lanes or making turns … Continue reading

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May 3 – Florida State Capitol – Governor’s Mansion – The Grove Plantation House

Today is day 1,100 of our RVing life! On our drive into the heart of Tallahassee, we were struck by the overwhelming predominance of huge live oaks draped with Spanish Moss and the almost absence of palm trees, with those … Continue reading

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May 1-2 – Our “Really” Last Day in Sarasota and Trip to Tallahassee

I was up and on the road to Sunset Jeep's Service Department bright and early on Monday morning … to make certain I could get them to address the problem with not being able to disengage our Jeep's transmisson for … Continue reading

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April 30, 2017 – Sarasota National Veterans Cemetery

Given we were "marooned" today, Debbie suggested we go see the Sarasota National Cemetery.  With my expectations set by several other veterans' cemeteries I visited or for services for friends and family members who have been interred … I was … Continue reading

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April 25-30 – Our Final Days in Sarasota

Several days ago, it began to dawn on us that our escape to Sarasota was quickly drawing to a close.  Debbie and Sharon joined Tom and I for lunch at the Mission Valley Golf Club before we headed out for … Continue reading

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April 15 – 23 – Sarasota Water Ski Show

Over this past week, our campground has seen an ever increasing number of open sites as more and more snowbirds begin their homeward treks.  And, best friends Ken & Cheryl left last Thursday.  Meanwhile, I've continued to punish several local … Continue reading

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April 9 – 14 – Visiting Doug and Ben (Vero Beach) – Scott and Family (Ft Myers Beach)

This past week provided us a chance to see both of our sons who were here in Florida. Our grandson, Ben's, high school basebal team traveled to Dodgertown (the former Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodger's spring training facility)  to play … Continue reading

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