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Sandy had to be back at work on Saturday, so we left Pennsylvania Friday morning. Given holiday traffic, we decided to avoid I-95 and take I-81 south instead. It would add a little distance but potentially save a lot of hassle if I-95 was backed up. We stopped for breakfast at Dunkin Donuts before hitting the road. Although there was much snow in the ground still ...
... have slaves but the circumstances of the time made it hard for him to free the slaves. If they were made free, under Virginian state law they would have to leave the state after 12 months. This would make them homeless. Also, he was the father of several children with one of the slaves, Sally Hemming, although he did not admit to it during his lifetime but it has been proven through DNA. He did give 5 slaves freedom on his death. It took some time ...
A great first day of my trip! Wanted to go straight to Virginia on my first day, and made it.
A beautiful ride through the Appalachian mountains.
- 657 miles
- 10.5 hours
- Gas: $3.24
- Route 84 to Route 81
- Lots of fall colors while traveling
- 4 stops
- 2 Iced coffees
- Lots of snacks
... Then Thursday we'll come back and see what the Durbin RR has to offer.
for now, I've gotten onto FB and managed to tell several people that we have very little communication, so I'm feeling a little less cut off than I was an hour ago. As I write this, though, I remember that when my parents traveled after they retired, they had no internet and no cell phones. They went to the pay phone at the campground once a week and called home.
The Natural Bridge at Glasgow in Virginia is another spectacular geological formation to see.
Discovered by Monacan Indians. Purchased by Thomas Jefferson from King George III of England. Surveyed by George Washington. This Natural Bridge is part of the US Highway 11 which runs on top of it.
We took a very long walk along the Cedar Creek Nature Trail, taking in such sights as the Lace Falls and the Lost River