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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Road trip!!!!!

I'm on my way to Virginia in early November!


What's in Virginia, you ask? Well actually, Older Daughter.

After four years, our oldest has buttoned up her nanny job in New Jersey and will be coming home, regrouping over the holidays, and then looking for work in the Seattle area. She's been shipping her possessions home, but the one thing she can't ship is her car.

So -- I'm flying out to Virginia to spend a couple days with my dear friend Patty (whose daughter GG attended a nearby boarding school many years ago). Older Daughter and GG are old and dear friends, as are Patty and myself. Older Daughter will drive down from New Jersey, camp at Patty's, then meet me at the airport in Virginia.

After visiting for a day or two, Older Daughter and I are off for a mother-daughter road trip as we cross the country toward home. We'll keep a sharp eye on the weather and probably opt for a more southern route as we go, but we won't be in a tearing hurry and can stop to see any sights that catch our fancy.


Poor Don will be baching it for the two weeks or so I'll be gone. I anticipate he'll be eating a lot of sandwiches.

19 comments:

  1. Three things near the I-81/I-64 confluence (we're north of cville ourselves, but not much to see! LOL):

    Monticello (Charlottesville). Thomas Jefferson's home. They have special "behind the scenes" tours that show you much more of the house, including the yellow octagon room at the top.

    Frontier Museum of Virginia (http://www.frontiermuseum.org) - cool museum about frontier life in Stanton (where 64/81 come together on the north end)

    Polyface farm - Joel Salatin's place is probably 30m from Stanton, but it's true country roads getting out there, near the Boy Scout Camp in a little town called "Swoope" (said like oh and not ew)

    Have a wonderful and safe trip!

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    1. It's also a beautiful drive in that area on the Blue Ridge Parkway, especially if you catch the Autumn color. Lots of history. You can stop at Michie Tavern at the top of Afton Mountain for a meal and awesome views. (I went to high school in Staunton at Stuart Hall, which was renamed in 1907 for the widow of J.E.B. Stuart, who was the headmistress in the 1880s.)

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  2. What a wonderful opportunity!! Enjoy yourself, savor every moment, and God bless.

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  3. Or you can get brave and go west until you hit I-75 and take it north into the UP of Michigan and get on US-2 and head west. Take a short detour north into the Keweenaw Peninsula and spend a few days with us and then continue back west on US-2 all the way home. You would be welcome.---ken

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  4. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy the drive. The South may almost be autumn-like by the time you drive through.

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  5. Patrice, if your route takes you through Iowa, you and your daughter just might have free lodging for an overnight at my home. Would love to have you as guests...CW

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    1. CW...do you mind saying what town you are near? We have just moved from Idaho to Iowa and are feeling pretty lonely. DJ

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    2. DJ, not comfortable sharing too much other than we are west of I-35 corridor. Interesting that you moved from "the redoubt" area to Iowa. Welcome to our state! CW

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  6. How exciting! Have a safe trip.

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  7. Older daughter will be back in The Redoubt. Wow... That is very good.
    Montana Guy

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  8. Wow, this will be a real memory maker, have a safe trip and may the Lord travel with you.

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  9. Holiday Inns used to let guests use their microwaves in the 'breakfast' room. So even if there isn't a microwave in your room, you might have one available. And the Holiday Inn in Pullman used to have a BBQ guests could use for free so maybe other locations offer the same. Just saying, you might have cooking options beyond sandwiches. SJ in Vancouver BC

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  10. Sounds so fun. God bless to keep you safe every mile.

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  11. Have a safe and happy trip. I'd stay away from the big cities if I were you, possibly problems with antifa and other SJW's there. Praying you have good weather to drive through so you can really enjoy the sights.

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  12. I hope Younger Daughter will be able to spend some holiday time with you all.

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  13. I wouldn't worry too much about antifa or SJW's, at least not in the South. We mind our manners and there are too many rednecks running around who don't like it when little old ladies get pushed around. I would stay out of the big cities though because of the traffic. I swear we cannot design a decent traffic flow to save our lives.
    However, if you get within fifty miles of Kentucky Dam you should go there. Not so much for the dam, which is awesome, but for a restaurant in the small town on the east end. 'Patti's 1880 Settlement' is fabulous! They have classic Southern food, reasonable prices, and at that time of year may already be decorated for Christmas. Look them up online, but if you have the chance, I believe they're not to be missed.
    Have a great visit with your friends and daughter, a safe trip, and God bless you!

    sheilab15

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  14. Oh, it must be sad for her to have her young charges outgrow her. I bet she will miss them.

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