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Jun 29, 2018 - Day 31 - Washington NC

For possibly the first time in my RV history, we actually departed ahead of schedule. My goal was to leave by 0830, but we we were out of the the park by 0815. But the early getaway was about the only thing that went well on the road to see our old friends Paul and Mitzi Mallon. As we head north on US 17, we notice that there's a lot of noise in the RV when vehicles pass us. Like there's a window or vent open somewhere. Wendy starts working her way back through the RV trying to find the offending opening. Suddenly our granddaughter...

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Summer 2018 Big Trip

Oct 29, 2017 - drive in rain

Date: October 29, 2017 Tonight’s Location: Leland, NC, Best Western, Plus Mileage: End - 23143 Start - 23008 Total Miles for the day: 135 Weather: rain all morning as we drove Temperature: start 66º High 68º Wildlife count: Year List: 352 Birds: John woke up with a cold, amid a room that smelled of mildew, so we skipped church and slept in. The trip down to Wilmington was in rain, sometimes just a drizzle, and other times, pouring, but we made it safely here by around noon. As we would have been charged for early check-in, we went...

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Eastern fun trip

Oct 28, 2017 - Birding coastal NWR, NC

Date: October 28, 2017 Tonight’s Location: Washington, NC Mileage: End - 23006 Start - 22847 Total Miles for the day: 159 Weather: cloudy Temperature: start 66º High 74º Wildlife count: White-tailed Deer, Red wolves Year List: 352 Birds: Fish Crow We left after breakfast at the hotel and headed west to the Alligator River NWR. We had checked ebird statistics, and had some good places marked. However, birding in the swamp was rather difficult. We could hear LOTS of birds, but finding them was difficult. Several older gentlemen started...

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Eastern fun trip

Nov 15, 2014 - Goose Creek State Park

This past Saturday, I headed to the coastal plain of eastern North Carolina for some hiking at Goose Creek State Park. I met up with Jason, Anna, and Shawna in Durham at around 7 and we carpooled out to the park, arriving just after 9. There was a trail race at the park and it was quite crowded. The parking lots were full, so we had to park along the side of the road just past the picnic area then waited for a while at the visitor center for everyone else in the group to arrive. Once everyone was ready, we headed off hiking down the...

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Sep 17, 2014 - Washington, North Carolina

We are back In Washington….. Washington, North Carolina that is! We enjoyed a pleasant day of ‘back road’ driving as we traversed through Virginia to reach Interstate 95. The scenery was beautiful, but the road through the Blue Ridge Mountains was not for the weak of stomach. Switchbacks, steep grades, and ‘rollercoaster roads’ tested out the truck and trailer along with the passenger, and we are happy to report everything went fine! The forests are very much different from our Northwest forests in the size and types of trees. With Fall...

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Apr 12, 2013 - The First Washington

After leaving Charleston, we moved north to a wonderful little marina just south of Myrtle Beach. The next day, on to Beaufort, NC where we stayed last fall and learned all about Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard. That will be relevant for tomorrow's blog. After Beaufort, with high winds and rain forecast, we decided to take a little side trip, inland away from the worst of it, and turned west and went up the Pamlico River to the small town of Washington. Originally the settlement, back in the mid-1700's, was called Forks of the Tar, because up...

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ZEST for travel

Apr 29, 2012 - Cheasapeake Bay Bridge

Rain fell all night long with some lightning and thunder. The campground looked like a lake early this morning, but the water was slowly seeping down into the sandy soil. Check out time for Tom's Cove campground is 4 pm, which is unusually late. We took advantage of the time and went back to Don's for more seafood for lunch. Don owns an aquafarm and raises his own oysters and mussels. The fried oysters were wonderful. John had the broiled crab cakes, and they were great, too. All crab, no filler. We left the campground about 1pm and headed...

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Spring Trip 2012

Nov 7, 2011 - Few days in Washington North Carolina

Thursday drove 230 miles to Washington in North Carolina took about 4 hours a far better journey than the other day blue skies & sunshine all the way. What a difference a bit of warmth makes, sitting outside in my deckchair reading a book. We walked around the campsite later there is a lake here as well, watching the fish jump out of the water. We have gone from having 2 fires on to now needing to put the air con on, wearing 4 layers to 1 now. Friday – spoke to soon woke up to rain very dismal day continued to rain all day walked along the...

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Wandering America

Dec 8, 2008 - Outer Banks & Wright Brother's Monument

Our plan today was to get up at the crack of dawn to see if we could get across the Chesapeake before the winds came up. I woke up at 7 AM and immediately called ahead to see. We got the go ahead so we sprang into action, donning clothing and putting the cabin in order so things would not go flying as we crossed the bay. We left Livi sleeping as she was fighting off some kind of sickness for the last few days (the first of our trip!!!). We drove the beautiful expanse of the bay. The bridge-tunnel is 17 miles long and has 2 tunnels actually....

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Apr 11, 2008 - North Carolina #1

It was definitely a slow start the next morning…after Sarah took a shower they closed for cleaning so we read books while I waited for my turn. Once, I got back I saw Sarah was pretty content with her book so I decided to sleep in a little nap…I enjoyed immensely! So, after deciding that since we weren’t gonna fix the computer there (since we knew we weren’t gonna be around long enough to have it fixed), there was no point to just taking it in and boot scooted on out of there! I called my buddy about my computer and after talking it over we...

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Nov 23, 2007 - Mexico!! By Andrea

We had the funnest time in Mexico!! One of the best parts was church. There were always girls with tambourines and pretty dresses, and singing, and you wouldn't feel alone if you started jumping up and down! I also really loved the songs because they were so active and fun. They had an overhead projector so you could see the words and we sang along. My other favorite part was the Mexican kids there. It's funny because the first day we American kids were standing on one side of the hall, and all of the Mexican kids were on the other side....

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