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Jul 28, 2016 - Meeting with an old friend

A little bit of Charlotte’s family history is needed here to explain this day. When Charlotte’s dad was vice principal of an American army high school in Eritrea, Charlotte, who was studying at the art academy in Munich Germany, decided to quit the academy and go down to be with her mom and dad. How many times do you get to see Eritrea? So she drove with a friend to Istanbul, took a plane to Cairo, and flew into Asmara, the capital of Eritrea. In case you’re not sure where Eritrea is, it’s above Ethiopia and just below Egypt. Her mom was...

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Jul 27, 2016 - West Point Military Academy

Today we are up and going to West Point NY. We will be staying at the camp ground at the West Point Military Academy for two nights. Again a wonderful drive up, until we get to the campground, where there are steep hills and tight turns to get into the park. But we got in and settled and then drove over to the commissary to get some groceries. After storing the grub we checked out the RV park, which is built surrounding a small lake. Walking around the lake showed that it was about a mile around. They have RV sites, tent sites, and cabins...

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To Maine and back

Jul 19, 2014 - West Point Academy

Before leaving King George, Fred bought a new converter for the RV and installed it. No more problems now! We meandered northward toward West Point, our next planned destination, but stopped along the way to relax a couple of days in Pine Grove, PA at Twin Grove Resort. This park was large and busy with many seasonal visitors. The nearby town we checked out was rather dilapidated and showed signs that the area used to be industrial, but now this is primarily an agricultural area - we located a marvelous farm stand, had a great visit with...

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Jun 11, 2014 - Bus Trip of West Point Military Academy

We had the day off today and planned to go to West Point for the tour, however, it looked like it might rain. We decided just to chance it and we were glad we did. We had a few sprinkles but most of the day was really quite nice although a little overcast. We had run finding the Visitor Center which is in the town of Highland Falls. There was signage getting you to the Visitor Center but it stopped at the town and then you were on your own. The Visitor Center doesn't have an address so when you follow your GPS you end up at the Business...

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Oct 8, 2013 - Round Pond Fam Camp

After navigating the roads north to West Point.....several parkways don't allow rvs and we were ever watchful of low bridge crossings etc. We used the Goodsam Travel Planner and were generally pleased. We were a bit surprised when we CLIMBED the hill into the place.....the Dodge did great. The FAM camp turned out to be very nice. We took the bike out for a ride thru Bear Mountain Park and up the Hudson River by some massive estates! On the trip back south we took the road along the river called Storm King and then we rode through West Point...

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Sep 11, 2013 - Sleepy hollow

We drove to Sleepy Hollow - not too sleepy now. Much traffic on the tap pan zee bridge to get here so we can see that we are getting closer to NYC. We had the choice of Kykuit the Rockefeller Estate of Philipsburg Manor. It was a shorter tour so we took it. Had it not been such a ride to get here and back, we could have done both. We took a guided tour of Phillipsburg manor that was established by a Dutch land owner prio to 1750. It is located on a tributary to the Hudson River and a grist mill was in place to make flour that was valuable,...

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Sep 10, 2013 - Orange county choppers

Today we went back to Newburgh to see Orange County choppers. We only went to the showroom of Paul Sr, not sure if Jr.'s place is open to the public. The retail shop is really impressive with merchandise but many choppers on display. The one for the NY fire Dept was really impressive - in back of it there are shirts and badges from all the fire depts. across the county who have come to pay their respects. We also took the $5 tour of the factory and were able to see Rick chief engineer and Jason chief designer at work in the shop. There is a...

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Sep 8, 2013 - Tour of west point and museum

We were fortuate to be here on Saturday when the 2 hour tour of WestPoint is given, this tour included the cemetery, the chapel, we saw the point where the chain was placed across the Hudson at the narrowist 90 degree turn and Constitution Island right across. We also saw the historic Fortress buildings on campus that are dormitories as well as the historic Thayer hotel that is within the campus. The museum of West Point was very good as well. One at the visitors center includes a film about the Academy. The other houses historic military...

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Sep 7, 2013 - Hudson river cruise and Washingtons Headquarters

We arrived at Round Pond campground that is close to West Point. What a trip to get to the campground! The road is pretty much single lane and very windy and steep. Good to have 525 horses working to get us up the hill. As prior comments indicated, just took it slow so we didn't go off the road or hit trees but there was enough clearance. We are in a spot with about 6 other campers, it was tight to back into our space so we are not going to move until we leave! There are several 42' homes here so it can be done. We are unable to get the...

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Sep 5, 2013 - Bronck house

Today Ray stayed at the Eagle and I went to see the Bronck house, an original Dutch home built in 1663, the oldest in the state. It was interesting to see the workmanship of the heavy beams that are part of the architectural style. These were crafted by shipbuilders and exceptional. The guided tour was very informative and probably a good thing Ray wasn't there - would have been more comprehensive than he would have enjoyed. The site includes the home and a 13 sided barn built in 1800 as well as other structures. Afterwards I went across...

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Sep 14, 2012 - West Point Military Academy

Got up early so we could get in line at 9:00 for the 2 hour tour of West Point. Unfortunately, we did not take the tour as there was a special funeral and we would not have been able to see the chapel. So we visited some of the museum, had a Mexican lunch and then went on the 12:30 tour. The guide had been leading tours for 8 years and was VERY KNOWLEDGEBLE. The grounds are beautiful, the view of the Hudson River is gorgeous, the new 50 million dollar library is spectacular and the grounds are immaculate. The chapel was beautiful and we...

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Sep 30, 2010 - West Point, New York

9/30 – 10/2 It was two days and a 313 mile drive (SR26, US22, SR453, US220, I-80, US209, I-84, US6, US9W) that brought us from Hesston, Pennsylvania to West Point, New York. The first night we stayed at a friendly Wal-Mart parking lot in E. Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. After arriving at West Point we had an interesting drive through the West Point campus (not designed for large vehicles) before arriving at our two night campus parking spot in the North Port parking lot located on the Hudson River. It was a beautiful site that we shared with...

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