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Sunday, July 17, 2011

All Moved In

Matt, Kathy and Weina at lunch in the new home in Falls Church.
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Thursday, July 7, 2011


Arrived Oak Grove in Hatfield @ 1:30 pm. Tucked Chuck in. We're on our way home.
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Trip Home

Departed Harrisonburg/Shenandoah KOA @ 7:40 am headed for Oak Grove in Hatfield, present ETA 1:30 pm!
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Touring the Shenandoah Valley

Today we became tourists, driving around the Shenandoah Valley.  We stopped at Luray Caverns, which were quite spectacular.  Here are two photos, the first of an underground pond in the "Dreamland" section of the cave, and the second the "Wishing Well."

After the Cavern, we stopped in the Luray Valley Museum across the street, which was really quite a good history museum for this area, and, as it represents the history of Virginia and the colonies, those larger regions as well.

We finished with a trip along Skyline Drive.  The views were grand, but many similar to one another, and with the hazy weather not spectacular.  The only notable event was that a Park Ranger stopped to see if we were in trouble when we pulled the truck over to unscrew our huge rabbit ear antennae due to a 12'8" clearance limitation in the tunnel.  He was a little bewildered why we took the trouble, since in fact it turned out the tunnel had plenty of clearance.  Oh well.

This was our last day of the trip, but for our drive back to our home Oak Grove campground in Hatfield.

A Hike in George Washington National Forest

On Tuesday, we took advantage of the unexpected sunny weather and hiked up to the ridge in the George Washington National Forest next to our campground.  We actually had a number of surprises.

First, we encountered a turtle in the middle of the path:

Then, we discovered blueberries along the path!  Here's Kathy in Blueberryland:

And finally, as we headed back down, a huge beetle flew in and hitched a ride on Kathy's backpack:

This was almost too much adventure for one day!  We cooled down with a swim after the hike, and then celebrated the good weather with a campfire and grilled veggies and pork chops with Moroccan rub.  The blueberries we picked were reincarnated this morning as pancakes.  Yum.

Monday, July 4, 2011


Arrived Harrisonburg/Shenandoah KOA and settled in @ 7:00 pm. Hooray! Happy Anniversary to us!
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Departed Cochran Farm, Rineyville, KY @ 7:01 am headed to Harrisonburg-Shenandoah KOA, eta 5pm
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