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... was the home of Thomas Jefferson (who was president of the US from 1801 – 1809). We were able to go on a tour of the house and learn about what each room was used for – our tour guide was very enthusiastic! One of the main things that we discovered about Thomas Jefferson was that he was a self-taught architect and designed the house. He started building the house when he was 26; it took 40 years to reach completion. We were also able to walk around ...
... he was filling both the RV and the car. He put $115 in the RV. He couldn't finished filling up the car so he sent me in with the gas card. They turned the pump on and it took a whole $12 more! On the road again. Jerry put some CD's in and we rode along singing with the Temptations. We did this last week-end while Emma was at the river and her comment was that we were weird. Maybe we are but we are having a good time!
We arrived with ...
... with violins and a bass guitar
providing background music.
Back at the
camp and having at least 10 km of mountain trail on the clock, we had done our
exercise for the day. We stayed two nights there as it was weekend and we had
to take ‘ Black Bear ‘ to the doctor on Monday morning. The recommended garage
by a Ranger from the Park we could not find, got horribly lost and eventually
... were locked away and whilst out there I saw all the stars in the sky. There is nothing like it. Nothing beats it. I just love being in the countryside!! On our drive home to the farm we spotted a raccoon in the middle of the road who made me laugh and a bit further along we saw something dead in the middle of the road. At first I thought it was a cat but it turned out to be a... SKUNK!!! And the smell of it wafted into the car... Oh my... I have never smelt that kind of smell in ...
... to Katahdin in Maine.
As usual we hit the Visitor Centre (Dicky Ridge) first and got the good stuff from the Rangers and also brought an Audio CD guide of the Skyline Drive which turned out to be a great investment for $10. It gave us great info on a lot of the 75 view points and other things we saw along the way.
After yesterday’s long drive we were looking forward to a shorter day of only 70 kilometres. Well 70 kilometres would almost take ...