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Old 02-16-2013, 12:29 PM   #1
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Road Trip Virginia

We are planning a road trip throughout the state of Virginia in April. Would love to know about "must see" places. Anyone with advice about "known" or "little known" places would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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Monticello and Mt. Vernon.

Floyd, Va on a Friday night.


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Old 02-16-2013, 01:06 PM   #3
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You could check out Williamsburg/Jamestown area. Very historic, also a Busch gardens right there as well. Norfolk/Virginia beach you have some attractions, Navy ships (Wisconsin) and the Va beach "boardwalk". Lots of quaint little towns on both the northern neck/western shore of the Chesapeake bay as well as the eastern shore across the bay bridge tunnel. Or you could head south a bit and check out the outer banks in NC, go as far down as Hatteras or Ocracoke. Out to the west you have the blue ridge parkway, Shenandoah mts, Luray caverns and natural bridge.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:13 PM   #4
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Look at the thread for "Tail of the Dragon"..... (rent a convertible or camp and unhitch before you run it - reduces the white knuckle factor).

Floyd is GREAT for bluegrass! Virginia Highland Haven Airstream only park 15 miles north of Floyd too. Met Doug & Maggie there. It's a wonderful stop over. There's one traffic light in Floyd County - it's in Floyd city, and anywhere within 3 blocks of there you'll find great music, nice people and good food. Also a hardware store that will remind you of what they were like in the 1950's and earlier.

Anywhere along the Blue Ridge Parkway is a great run too.

Brunch at Chateau Morrisette winery 15 miles south east of Floyd just off the Blue Ridge parkway. And bring your trailer cause it's a shortie. Go to the wine tasting, then sleep it off in your own bed!

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Old 02-16-2013, 01:52 PM   #5
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I have a suggestion......

Do a google search for " The Crooked Heritage Trail "
It is a scenic route with numerous historical musical destinations, and musical happenings ( Barn Dance, Bluegrass Jam Sessions, Country Music hot spots, music museums, concerts, and shows). There are campgrounds and rental cabins along the way.
Also old Route 11 that runs along new I 81 in the Shenandoah Valley is great for antique hounds.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:33 PM   #6
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If you are into adventure, there's a skydiving place out of New Market, Va.. Also about a mile down the road from the airport is the New Market Battlefield. If you give the airport a call, ask Bob if he minds if you boondock over night there, he and I fly hot air balloons together. As part of our Rt. 11 Caravan we boondocked at the airport for a night. Campground in Edinburg called Creekside is real nice and has fly fishing in the creek going by the campsites.

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Old 02-16-2013, 05:52 PM   #7
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Great find.

While traveling south of Mt. Jackson on Hwy 11 we spotted this covered bridge and wished I had my airstream along to get a picture of it coming out of this historic landmark.
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We have stayed overnight at the Virginia Highland Haven Airstream only park, and were treated very nicely. I have passed by the Creekside RV park at Edinburg (mentioned above) many times. I never camped there because I was so near my sister's place, but it looks inviting. I have been from top to bottom and side to side of Virginia and have never found a place uninteresting. The Skyline Drive is a favorite, yet I love the power and might of Norfolk as well. Usually when close I make it to Washington, DC and love every minute of time spent there. Just have fun and enjoy the great outdoors as well as modern greatness of our great nation.
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Thanks for responding..Sounds like fun.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:23 PM   #10
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Thanks for responding. We'll ck out The Skyline Drive, and Norfolk is a must!

We have a week in DC before traveling through Virginia.
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Thanks. Will ck it out on Google.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:28 PM   #12
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Thanks for responding. We love bluegrass music! The hardware store sounds like a fun place to investigate. We're from California, so wine tasting for us is always a treat.
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Thanks for responding. Jamestown is on our list. Also the coastal towns.
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Monticello and Mt. Vernon.

Floyd, Va on a Friday night.

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Definitely those two. Just added Floyd to our list of places to see.
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