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Old 03-21-2009, 07:05 PM   #15
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Day 13 - Saturday @ Williamsburg

Our campground at the Cheatham Navy Annex is very rustic, but very close to Williamsburg. We were given one site that was almost too difficult to park into, even for our 22'. The alternative site was much better, right on the York River. We have a wonderful view of the river right out our door. Too bad it was too cold to enjoy (32 Deg at night). The sunrise in the cold morning was a quite a sight.

Williamsburg, while cold today, was still enjoyable to visit. We will go again tomorrow -- we have two day tickets. Hopefully, we will be able to see everything by the end of the day.
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:35 PM   #16
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Keep up the reports, they are great.

If you have chance, go to a great place for Prime rib, it is called Aberdeen Barn Welcome to Aberdeen Barn, Williamsburg Virginia's Home of Prime Rib. It is only a couple minutes from the downtown area out where all the restaurants are located. It is $25 for a regular cut but the slices are huge and you can cut it with a fork. My wife and I drive 1.5 hours each way for dinner to the one in Charlottesville. We have eaten at the one Williamsburg and it is just as good.

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Old 03-21-2009, 10:29 PM   #17
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:06 PM   #18
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This is great! Keep the thread current. I have never been there, until now.
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:38 AM   #19
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These are fantastic! Keep it coming! That's sort of my old stomping grounds. I've stayed at King's Bay before. Very clean campground...
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:59 PM   #20
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Ft. Knox, KY

If you decide to go thru Kentucky on your way home, stop at the campground in Ft. Knox. It is called Camp Carlson, and is a very nice place.

They won't let you handle the gold though.........

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Old 03-23-2009, 04:46 PM   #21
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Day 14 and 15 - Williamsburg

On Sunday we returned to Colonial Williamsburg for the last day of our visit. It was still cool, but warmer than yesterday. An enjoyable day of walking around until most things closed. We were very impressed with the Governor's palace. At the end of the day we toured the Abby Rockefeller musuem with all kinds of examples of american arts and antiques. We did not realize, until this visit, how much John D. Rockefeller, Jr. contributed and worked for the reconstruction of Colonial Williamsburg. Impressive.

Monday we took a side trip, down the peninsula to Norfolk and Virginia Beach. A good sight seeing trip. We stopped by several campgrounds that we might use if we return here, but still like the one we are in now. Our neighbors left this morning, and when we looked next door, there was a small grave. It dates back from the turn of the last century. What a quaint campground.

Tomorrow we start our return to Texas. About a 1500 mile trip. Also, back to warmer weather. We had forgotten how this part of the country is still in "winter season". You can tell by looking at the campgrounds that a lot of RVers are still at home or elsewhere in the country
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:13 AM   #22
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Day 16 - Through Tennessee

We started our trip back. Garmin had us going up I64 north through Richmond before turning west. This seemed a waste so we turned left at Richmond and followed Us360 and 460 to Roanoke. This was a great trip. Smooth highway, 4 lanes divided, little traffic, and lots of wonderful views of the Virginia countryside. A Bonus: We discovered Appomattox where the civil war ended. I was excited to finally get a chance to see this piece of history.

After a quick visit we continued west through Tennessee (in the dark hours). A storm was blowing through so we stopped at a Flying J for fuel and stayed until the storm passed by the next morning. (PS: all the truck stops in Tennessee looked safe and secure to stop at, but all the spaces were taken up by truckers resting for the night.) A breakfast at IHOP(with wifi) and Day 17 begins.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:59 PM   #23
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Day 17-Returning (Wednesday)

We woke from Flying J to a clear sky after a stormy night. Looked like another good day to travel.

West of Nashville we saw 3 Airstreams heading east on I-40 within a couple of miles of each other. A rally perhaps? We also saw one classic 27' going west at a rest area we visited. An overturned 18-wheeler going east tied up traffic for miles. Glad we were going the other way. We thought about stopping in the Memphis area, but there was enough light and day left to continue to Little Rock. We passed over the mighty Mississippi into Arkansas a little after noon. We made the requisite stop at the Arkansas visitor center. They had a nice tulip garden just sprouting up out front.

Little Rock AFB has a small on-base famcamp that appeared unchanged since the last time we were there, 15 years ago .They had a couple of openings in the part of the campground with only water/electric connections - this was fine for us. We did not unhook from the truck. By sunset the yesterday's storm seemed to move back in; a heavy rain started, so it was a relief that we had found shelter for the night.
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:29 AM   #24
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Day 18 - Back Home

We woke early. Since we were still hooked up, we were able to pull out as soon as we disconnected power and water. . Down I-30 we saw almost a constant stream of RVs.. I assume these were the winter Texans going back home. No Airstreams sighted, however. I guess they are traveling on another route.. Stopped for fuel at Murphy's (Walmart) outside of Little Rock. Price was $1.96 compared to over $2.10 almost everywhere else. I believe the majority of our 3,500 mile trip cost less than $1.99/gallon. I think that is pretty good. Our Dodge Cummins made about 16.5 - 17.5 mpg towing the 22' Airstream.

We had stopped at every state visitor center, so naturally we had to stop at the Texas center coming back into the home state. Glad we did. They have very nice facility. . A big screen TV with travel weather info greeted us at the entrance. . We picked up a good directory of state and federal campgrounds in Texas that I had not seen before. Then we were on our way - it was now only a few more hours to home, so were feeling good.

After leaving the visitor center - another accident and traffic tie-up for miles on the east bound side. A fifth wheel RV had come loose from it's tow vehicle. What a mess. I felt sorry for those RVers. Amazingly the RV looked okay. The tow vehicle had a badly damaged bed.

We made it home after 10PM. This trip was over.....but we need to start planning for the next one. Fun times!!!!
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Thank you.

Thanks for sharing your adventure with everybody. I throughly enjoyed reading about your trip every night.

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