Monthly Archives: September 2016

September 26, 2016 – Massachusetts State House– Massachusetts State House (Non-RV Post)

Returning to Cape Cod from New Hampshire, we again stopped in Boston, this time to visit the Massachusetts State Capitol, or State House. The building is situated on 6.7 acres of land on top of Beacon Hill in Boston, opposite … Continue reading

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September 23, 2016 – John F. Kennedy Library and Museum (Non-RV Post)

We left Cape Cod (MA) where we’ve been for the past two weeks to drive to New Hampshire to spend the weekend  with our daughter, Nancy, and her family.  With our route taking us through Boston, we took a detour … Continue reading

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September 7, 2016 – Home

We left the Beltway early this morning and made exceptionally good time until reaching the Delaware I-95 Toll Booths where the traffic was backed up more than a mile.  Turns out the problem was a mile further and caused by … Continue reading

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September 6, 2016 – Maryland’s State Capitol

After a forty-minute drive, we arrived in Annapolis only to find some extremely narrow roads near the State House and that on-street parking was, at best, a challenge … although we were successful after a car fortuitously vacated a space … Continue reading

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September 5, 2016 – Visiting with Jackie Aumann’s Family

Today we began to pack some items in anticipation of our trip home the day after tomorrow.   This evening, we had dinner with Heidi ad Brian Foley and family.  Her mom, Jackie, who passed away in July, was Debbie’s best … Continue reading

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September 4, 2016 – Reunion with Navy Captain Red McDaniel

Today was truly special.  We visited with a retired Navy Captain, Eugene “Red” McDaniel, with whom I served aboard the USS Independence (CVA-62) more than fifty-one years ago and his wife Dorothy. After being transferred from the ship, Red went … Continue reading

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September 3, 2016 – Another Long Day on the Road

As a rule, we try to plan our days by the unofficial 250/2:30 rule … driving no more than 250 miles in a day or be at our destination no later than 2:30 PM, whichever occurs first.  Our original itinerary … Continue reading

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September 2, 2016 – Longest Day Yet

Due to a mental lapse, we were faced with a nearly 400-mile drive along I-40 and I-81, well over our regular self-imposed limit of 250 miles.  Again, for most of the journey from Nashville to southwestern Virginia, we were confined … Continue reading

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September 1, 2016 – Tennessee State Capitol

The State of Franklin (also the Free Republic of Franklin) was an unrecognized, autonomous territory located in what is today eastern Tennessee, United States.  Franklin was created in 1784 from part of the territory west of the Appalachian Mountains that … Continue reading

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