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Old 01-18-2010, 08:51 AM   #1
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Hello, I would like to ask for some advice again.
Overeach of the past three years we have taken a longer trip each year. (two weeks, then three weeks) This March we plan to travel for four to five weeks. Tentativley we will leave Ontario Canada and move along the east Coast to the Florida panhandle. We are experimenting to see what it would be like to be away from home for a longer time.
From Florida our hope is to travel to Alabama to the Gulf Shores State park which we have been told is very nice.
Would anyone have suggestions as to places to stay enroute or destinations on this L shaped venture?
My own hope, as we are travelling with another couple, will be to travel back up the lower Mississippi. My wife and I are both have interests in the Civil War and history.
I must thank those on this forum as last Spring because of forum conversations we travelled to Charleston and really had a positive experience.
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We have come to enjoy the pace of traveling the Natchez trace. Starting with a tour of Natchez, I would suggest a stop in Vicksburg for a visit to the Battlefield, supposedly it has more Memorials than any other park.
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:04 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for the direction. My hope is to follow up on this trip. We have some friends who did parts of the Natchez trace last year but they were not that interested in the War between the States.
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:03 PM   #4
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You might want to check out...

Mystic Springs Airstream Park in McDavid Florida. It is a couple of miles from the Pensacola Beaches (in the Alabama/Florida gulf coast) It was only 9.00 a night last I heard. No bathrooms but they do have a club house. Good luck! We meet some of the people there a year back at a rally and they were super folks.
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If you are interested in the Civil War, Virginia has a large number of battlefields/historic buildings from the period and will be along your "L" shaped trip. Growing up, I remember visiting Mount Vernon and the Appomattox Court House (and battlefield area). My uncle found a few period slugs at Appomattox while we were there. Fredericksburg and Williamsburg also has a number of period buildings. Just some thoughts...
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Hi Brian,

Manassas National Battlefield, Manassas Virginia is a great battlefield to visit and Harper's Ferry West Virginia. The USS Alabama BB-60 (not used in the civil war) but interesting to see in Mobile Alabama, and several airplanes a Destroyer and a Sub. Enjoy your trip.

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Old 01-24-2010, 08:51 PM   #7
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I agree that Virginia is an excellent place for civil war history as is Harper's Ferry, WV. I lived near Mt. Vernon for several years and always enjoyed taking friends and family there for the tour. Sounds like a nice trip planned. Have fun!
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SAVANNAH, GA. Go see why Sherman didn't burn it! Wonderful spot with lots to see. I will be there in March for the 3rd time. Can't get enough of Savannah.
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Quick question: is Virginia warm in March?
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Sounds like a great trip!

If you are traveling the east coast, be sure to explore the Low Country, spend some time in Savannah, Charleston & Beaufort, drive the back roads to see the beautiful old homes and stop at local restaurants for that wonderful cuisine.

Edisto Beach State Park is a great place to spend a couple of days. Dolphins in the surf, lots of shells on the beach, and the drive down there is worth the trip.

We will be in that area in March, will look for you!
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The Civil War museum is in downtown Richmond, VA and is very interesting. We didn't have time for the tour of the Confederate Capitol last time, but it is there as well.
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Virginia weather can unpredictable in March. Depending on when in March you go, it can range from cooler winter weather (30s/40s) to beautiful spring weather (60s/70s) In northern VA and DC, late March/early April is usually the time of the cherry blossom festival (typically a beautiful...and popular...time to visit the region).
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We have come to enjoy the pace of traveling the Natchez trace. Starting with a tour of Natchez, I would suggest a stop in Vicksburg for a visit to the Battlefield, supposedly it has more Memorials than any other park.
I am from Louisiana and would recommend also that you do the Trace....it is a great way to enjoy the beautiful views of nature,and don't forget to stop off and try out the local food on your way...IMO the southern food is the best in the world....happy travels
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Wow, thanks to each of you for the advice and suggestions. We have been to a few sites in Virginia and really enjoyed Charleston late last March. I have made notes of the above and will be talking it all through with my wife. She did make a suggestion that she would like to drive with the trailer along the Blue Ridge Parkway but I am nervous in that I am not sure that it would be safe until late March. Would anyone have different views?
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