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I think I heard a YeeHaw coming from Walt when we entered Texas. He is so happy to be back in the west. A week in Waco and the heart of Texas is perfect. Staying at I-35 RV Park is just what we need. Free cooked to order breakfast every... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Gypsy & The Navigator
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The wheels hit the road leaving the gorgeous Meeman-Shelby forest and heading to Little Rock, Arkansas. Checking into Downtown Riverside Park this is the view from GypsyII. The Arkansas River and The Presidential Bridge are right there. It is a small city owned full hook up park in North Little... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Gypsy & The Navigator
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When Walt was in the Navy he was stationed at a base in Millington, Tennessee. Millington is about 20 miles from Memphis. While we were in Nashville Walt was told about Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park that is near Millington. He was told about how beautiful it was and they were... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Nashville is home to an exact copy of the Parthenon. Yes, just like the one in Greece. It is a full-scale replica located in Centennial Park in Nashville. It was designed by Confederate veteran William Crawford Smith and built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Today the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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In 2017, Nashville's economy was deemed the third fastest growing in the nation, and also was named the "hottest housing market in the US" by Freddie Mac realtors. The Gaylord Opryland area is bustling. I didn't get a decent picture of the current Grand Ole Opry building. It was crowded... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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The roadside trees were showing colors and the start of bare limbs as we continued our westward trek. We made it to Grand Ole RV Park & Resort in Nashville, TN. We hadn't called early enough for a reservation so we were put into an overflow spot. It had electric... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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After our pleasant week in Max Meadows, VA we continued on toward Knoxville, TN. The morning started out foggy shrouding the landscape with moisture. By the time we checked into Southlake RV Park in Knoxville the sun was back blazing in the sky. The lake was right behind GypsyII. This... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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While we are so thankful for all we have gotten to see and learn in the busy, crowded, huge east coast cities we have visited I think there was a bit of a sigh of relief as we got on the road to smaller town America. After a few days... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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It was a dark and dreary day as we embarked on a mission. Leaving Lorton, VA we headed north and east through Alexandria, passing by Annapolis and here we are crossing Chesapeake Bay. Car window views of small, waterfront towns with lots of seafood restaurants. A reason to celebrate! We... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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We wanted to go to Mount Vernon and it was not very far from our RV Park. We had no idea how much there was to see and learn about. We thought it would be a brief visit but we spent most of a full day. The estate is situated... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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We were able to change buses and take the tour into Arlington Cemetery. The feelings of sympathy and appreciation seem to flood over us as we passed by so many graves of those who have given their service and lives for our freedom. Arlington National Cemetery is a United States... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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An early morning drive to Chantilly complete with Chantilly Lace by Walt was to pick up Ginger and Frosty to drive to the Metro Station. A very sensible decision had been made. We would ride the Metro into the city and take a tour. No more driving! The Metro attendant... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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It has been a long time since I have laughed as hard as I did while we were trying to find the parking garage for Washington's Union Station. We had spent the morning at Ginger and Frosty's hotel visiting and catching up on news and memories and thought Union Station... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Our friends, Ginger and Frosty, have arrived and are staying at a hotel in Chantilly, VA. Do you know what it is like listening to Walt sing Chantilly Lace on our way to their hotel each morning? The Big Bopper he is not. Our first outing was to the National... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Waking up to a very foggy morning we hooked up and left Quakertown, PA heading to Lorton, VA for our visit to the Washington, DC area. Today our route wasn't on a quiet, winding back road. We were on roads filled with trucks. The fog started to lift as we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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While we haven't really liked our campground there is no denying the beauty of the surrounding country. Buck's County is famous for it's scenery. The area is home to historic stone homes. It is dotted with farms, both old and new. Many of the farm houses are built of rock.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Another trip into Philadelphia was on our schedule. This trip was to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. The Liberty Bell bears a timeless message: "Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof." The bell rang in the tower of the Pennsylvania State House. Today, we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Philadelphia City Hall is the largest city building in the United States. It is a grand work of architecture. It was completed in 1901. William Penn actually laid out the building's spot 200 years before it was built. It stands 548 feet tall and has 14.5 acres of floor space.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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We enjoyed our stay at Black Bear Campground in Florida, NY. Florida is in a farming area known for the vast onion fields in its black dirt area. Florida NY was the home of William H. Seward. You remember him......the man who served as Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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We spent a day at the United States Military Academy at West Point. West Point's history dates back to the Revolutionary War, when both sides realized the strategic importance of the commanding plateau on the west bank of the Hudson River where the Military Academy now sits. Washington personally selected... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Our tour continues on to Liberty State Park in New Jersey. This is the "Empty Sky" memorial that honors the state's victims of the 9-11 attacks. The memorial includes twin walls, transecting a "gently sloped mound anchored by a granite path that is directed toward Ground Zero. Two 30-foot-high rectangular... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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Seeing One World Trade Center is both awe inspiring and full of sadness. It is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan. It is also known as the Freedom Tower. It is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the sixth tallest in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
Just fine. Just impacted by seeing the sights day after day and no cell or internet service to post. Playing catch up.
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We wanted to go to New York City but Walt didn't think he wanted to drive. I wonder why? Black Bear Campground where we are staying is about 60 miles from Times Square and one of the amenities they offer is a bus tour into the city. That sounded perfect... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator
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We left White Pines Campsites in Barkhamsted, CT on a hazy sunshiny morning. We loved Hartford but didn't feel the same about this park. The most expensive we have stayed in with the least desirable ambiance. Not friendly at check in and amenities stated on their website were non existent.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Gypsy & The Navigator