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Sep 29, 2017 - Antietam Battlefield

Today we visited the Antietam battlefield. The battle took place on September 17, 1862 and lasted 12 hours, was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, 23,000 were killed, wounded or missing and although neither side actually "won" it was considered a victory for the Union army as Lee's army retreated back into Virginia. It's a moving experience but very well presented. At the visitor center there is a second floor picture window overlooking the entire battle area and the ranger gave an hour presentation pointing out where the various events...

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Sep 28, 2017 - C and o canal basin

We toured the Cushwa Basin on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. This is a point halfway between Georgetown and Cumberland and was a natural turn around point for boats to off load coal and other commodities. The visitor center is in the 1790 warehouse and the old power plant building still stands, there was a dam at this point on the canal.The power station was used in 1896 to run the first trolley line from Williamsport to Hagerstown. The aqueduct that was here is being rebuilt and will soon be operational so tourists can better understand...

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Sep 27, 2017 - Yogi bear

We arrived at Yogi Bear campground, a large place, we go by cabins and treed areas to get to a section with multiple rows of pull thru sites. We found out that people are able to park their RV's for a month at a reduced rate and then come on the weekends for camping fun. We were able to leave on Saturday (usually not allowed) and also were given a 50% off Florida Hurricane special. The park is not busy during the week as schools are now in session. As we pulled in I got a message from the Riverside campground - our mail had arrived by...

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Sep 18, 2017 - Riders and Riding

We are about half male and half female. There are a handful of couples, many pairs or small groups of friends, and us scattered solo types with and without partners back home. One woman is on her first over night ride. Most are experienced, and by far nearly all prefer touring with groups. One woman is 72. The youngest person may be in her early 30s. Retirees are typical. There are a variety of bicycles, mostly of the mountain type. We navigated urban Washington DC in small groups. I was called an idiot by a local rider when I broke some...

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Not Riding Alone

Jul 5, 2016 - Williamport, MD.

We are staying at another KOA. They generally have very nice facilities. The campground is out in the country along the Conococheague River. We know, really! We drove straight through Gettysburg on the way. We had been here a couple of years ago and decided not to stop. We also seen all the tourists doing the driving tours of the area, another good reason for not stopping. This was just a rest stop on the way back into Virginia. We are here for 2 nights to do laundry and just hang out. It is hot and humid here today, so lot of AC time....

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Sep 7, 2014 - I Am An Ironman!

9/7/2014. Sunday. I AM An IRON MAN! After a harrowing afternoon yesterday, the evening hours turned a little frosty. Since we got in later than expected, I didn't quite have the RV as level as one would like. Our tail end was lower causing the water to pool in the shower necessitating a certain bather to squeegee the water into the drain. Said bather was none too happy with unsaid pilot who had humble pie spread all over his face from previous prickly encounters. You would think that things couldn't get any worse but you have another thing...

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Sep 6, 2014 - Humble Pie-My Just Dessert!

9/6/2014. Saturday. Humble Pie-My Just Dessert! Biding Jenny and Kenny a fond farewell, we set off for adventures unknown. Well, they were unknown for approximately 23 minutes at which time I made first of many blunders. I prepared myself the night before by planning our route to the Williamsport KOA in Maryland by studying paper maps. No sooner were we on West Hwy 58 than I missed my first turn northward onto Hwy 47. We traveled about 45 minutes before I could muster the courage to inform the Navigator. Not to worry says she as she swings...

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Oct 30, 2013 - Almost home

We are currently in Maryland and will drive to NJ tomorrow to spend some time with Glenn's family. We were on the way to Tennessee the last time I posted and we arrived at our friends' home on October 23rd. They live in White Pine/Baneberry, a small rural area that is quiet, peaceful and felt like home for us. Bud and Phyl Morello live on a lake that is now very low, as much of the water is released in the Fall. The land was flooded years ago by the TVA and you can still see the silos that remain from the farms that were once there. We...

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Sep 10, 2013 - Four Locks to Taylor's Landing

Day 5 -- Four Locks to Taylor's Landing (west to east) Overview: • Rider 1 rides east from drop-off at Four Locks, mile 109.2 • Rider 2 rides west from car park at Taylor's Landing, mile 81 • Each rider completes 26 miles Highlights: • Four Locks and associated community • Dams: #5, #4 and Power Plant • Williamsport • Conococheague Aqueduct • Lock 44 • new towpath on the river along the Big Slackwater section • Guard Lock #4 at the downstream end of Big Slackwater • Little Orleans and Bill's Place Trip details for Tuesday,...

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Sep 24, 2010 - Days 30-31-32 Hagerstown, MD

these are mostly family and good friends photos, some taken by the kids and some taken with my broken camera dropped in photo taking... i have another on order from ebay because it is the only camera that takes great out the window photos as we drive, old, but great and i was lucky to find a good one on the bay for a nice price... you'll see that some photos are blurred on the lower right, those are from the bad camera... some are photos my daughter took... enjoy my some of my family, they are ONE of a kind... our days 30-31-32, kids. camp...

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Sep 23, 2010 - Day 29 Hagerstown, MD Camp

day 29 was uneventful driving down I-81 thru penn., one of the prettiest states in the USA for foliage but our trip down from top to bottom was marred with heavy fog/cloudy and road construction - i would suggest taking some other route other than I-81 for the next few years due to construction...it is everywhere... our day 29 photos... http://picasaweb.google.com/108840958615003100265/Day29HagerstownMd# where we are camped... http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=39.57769,-77.79785&ll=39.57769,-77.79785&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=1 some ot...

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Oct 12, 2009 - Saying Good-Bye to Williamsport, MD

I know it’s been a while since I put my two fingers to the key pad but there’s just not the much going on and in all probability this will be the last post from Williamsport. We did manage to get back over to the Antietam Battle Field to do a little more looking around and we went out to dinner with friends Brad and Beth Clawson one evening and had a great time. We did some checking on the Antietam Creek campground host site with the thoughts of returning here again maybe sometime in the near future, 2011 season. The Trolley Barn where Jane...

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