Travel Blogs from Charlottesville, United States

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Charleston to Charlottesville, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Charleston to Charlottesville

A travel blog entry by zoeh

... .  After an adequate continental breakfast, we set off from the Charleston Day's Inn around 9 am and headed towards Charlottesville.  It was a very uneventful drive, but the scenery kept getting prettier and prettier as we drove north.  ...

Madison, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Madison

A travel blog entry by bradham5

Today our last day here...we see James Madison's house, Montpelier. The land originally belonged to his Grandfather. James Madison Sr. constructed Montpelier. James Madison went to Princeton in 1769-1772. Drafted the Bill of Rights.He married Dolley in ...

A Weather Day, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

A Weather Day

A travel blog entry by ralphieboyo

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... , so Lynnie was reading the directions and I got off the track.  That was the only difficulty we had... The trip to the Charlottesville KOA is on the infernal Interstate, except for the last ten miles.  We had rain off and on and got flood, wind ...

almost ready..., Charlottesville, United States travel blog

almost ready...

A travel blog entry by aniseh

whadda day!  We returned only 3 days ago from Christmas festivities in Kansas to a whirlwind of packing, cleaning and preparing.  We're nearly ready to go, though there's still left to do and it's quarter til 11.  We're over packed, so I need to a ...

James Monroe - the forgotten President., Charlottesville, United States travel blog

James Monroe - the forgotten President.

A travel blog entry by thesairs

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The interesting thing we have learned in our visits to Jefferson's, Madison's and now Monroe's homes is how tied together these early Presidents were.  They were all part of the founding of our country.  Jefferson was responsible for drafting ...

Day 1: Departure, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Day 1: Departure

A travel blog entry by julia-winkie

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... West Virginia, for your FANTASTIC invisible road signs) and continued on our loosely defined course. We headed down towards Charlottesville, taking a variety of scenic and secondary roads with great views of the mountains and trees. It's easy to forget ...

Jefferson  Monroe, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Jefferson Monroe

A travel blog entry by bradham5

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After a huge breakfast...like we don't have one daily...we drive to Monticello,Jefferson's life project and masterpiece.(11,000 acres at one time) If you haven't visited this house put it on your list. Jefferson was a genius. I can't even begin to ...

Not an ice cream!, Monticello, United States travel blog

Not an ice cream!

A travel blog entry by malbet

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This a house we had wanted to visit as soon as we saw it in our guide book (as well as a huge recommendation from Larry) and we were not to be disappointed, the home of Thomas Jefferson sits atop a mountain, well hill really, Monticello means little ...

Jeffersonian Day, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Jeffersonian Day

A travel blog entry by golf

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Today was an easy day......we had burnt ourselves out....running ....running...running....and decided we would sleep late...which was wonderful.  We then went to Montecello and had another wonderful tour, and history lesson.  Then spent the day ...

UVA Rocks, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

UVA Rocks

A travel blog entry by golf

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It took us longer than we thought getting here.....as we took Skyline Drive....which overlooks the Shenandoah Valley....and though beautiful .....it got a bit tedious after a while......then we got lost.......The good news is .....none of  ...

Monticello, Home to Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Monticello, Home to Thomas Jefferson

A travel blog entry by thesairs

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... included the freeing of the slaves but was talked in to removing it by John Adams who felt that they could never get the 'southern' states to sign.  His wish for 'all men to be created equal' does not mesh with his refusal to allow ...

Monticello - Jefferson's Home, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Monticello - Jefferson's Home

A travel blog entry by hms_travel

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Cont'd Monticello was a 10 minute drive away. We toured Jefferson's house. Some of his inventions were: the copy writer - makes two copies in your own hand writing as you write the original, the dumb waiter which brought up food from the kitchen in ...

Lee and Grant, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Lee and Grant

A travel blog entry by bradham5

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... remember what happened here??? Well actually it took place at McLean's House, the name of the town was Appomattox Court House. Lee surrendered to Grant to end the War Between the States. We head home and drive through very stormy weather...home at ...

Michie Tavern, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Michie Tavern

A travel blog entry by hms_travel

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October 18 We drove about 2 and half hours to Michie's Tavern in Charlottesville, Virginia. We also got to see a former Hongwanji Mission School student named Sheridan and her parents who moved to North Carolina.  We ate lunch at the tavern. They ...

Charlottesville – land of Presidents, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Charlottesville – land of Presidents

A travel blog entry by drfumblefinger

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... of the University of Virginia.  Notably absent from his personal notable list of accomplishments was being President of the United States -- an omission which blows my mind and speaks legion of Jefferson's character.  MICHIE TAVERN After our ...

Let's all move to Charlottesville!, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Let's all move to Charlottesville!

A travel blog entry by lostinafrica

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In case you haven't been here Charlottesville is probably the nicest place west of, well the west. The ride from Richmond to Charlottesville was really nice lots of rolling hills, a few knee busting, and a few easy breazy. We got to meet some of the ...

Chilling at President Jefferson's place, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Chilling at President Jefferson's place

A travel blog entry by m-m

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... , museums etc were closed. As such, instead of visiting the Wright brothers monument in North Carolina, our next stop was in Charlottesville, Virginia where we did an historic tour of the University of Virginia and had burgers at a place called Five ...

On a Surprising Trail, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

On a Surprising Trail

A travel blog entry by ralphieboyo

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Surprisingly, we both slept in this morning.  A shock it was to me, but a good thing.  We left "camp" for Mass at eleven thirty at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, located at the University of Virginia campus.  It's a large church and was quite ...

Marcia's wedding, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Marcia's wedding

A travel blog entry by lonestar

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... a friend of Marcus family in Charlottesville and it was an awesome all weekend event. The wedding took place in a small town outside of Charlottesville and the reception was at a B&B with a 5 course meal. It was fantastic! And we had the opportunity to ...

Charlottesville, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Charlottesville

A travel blog entry by gregjul

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... scenic route to Charlottesville and so he started driving towards Washington, before he decided to turn around and go towards Charlottesville. Jules and I were looking forward to seeing Shannon and the little ones. The last time Jules had visited, ...

Dinner, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Dinner

A travel blog entry by hms_travel

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Cont'd Dinner was at an Italian Restaurant called Espresso Italian Villa - surprise, pasta again. Tanner had a dream that pasta was attacking him. Spencer had a dream that he ate spaghetti and meatballs. It came true for dinner. During the bus ride ...

Cloud Riding (Gatlinburg, TN- Charlottesville, VA), Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Cloud Riding (Gatlinburg, TN- Charlottesville, VA)

A travel blog entry by roadtrip_usa

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... Smoky Mountains Brewery the night before, it was an early night so we could have an early get away to make it to Charlottesville, VA - a total distance of 470 miles (760km) via the extended route we were taking An early rise, coffee and fruit ...

Charlottesville, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Charlottesville

A travel blog entry by mapguy

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It's a long way - in lots of ways - from the tiny hippie enclave to well-heeled, well-developed Charlottesville. In terms of economics, and also in terms of elevation. The biggest climbing will be the next couple of days, but today had some doozies ...

historic campus, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

historic campus

A travel blog entry by chrisjess2011

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... . We toured around campus a bit and checked out the university's museum of art. Finally, the heatset in and we were forced back into the room. Little did we know that we would be stuck in Charlottesville for2 days due to a heat index of 116. ...

Skyline. Day 899., Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Skyline. Day 899.

A travel blog entry by bri74

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We done a day trip to the historic village of Harpers Ferry which borders 3 states. A great little place for lunch and packed with tourists.  The next day we took a quick ride up to West Virginia so I could tick another state off on my bike then we ...

Monticello, Michie's, Oh My, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Monticello, Michie's, Oh My

A travel blog entry by boyers

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First let me say the heat caught up with us or we caught up with it. It was 99 at Monticello today. We ordered tickets ahead of time to make sure we would not have to wait long for the house tour. They were able move us earlier to a little after 11am. We ...

A third of the way there!, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

A third of the way there!

A travel blog entry by ljshearn

Preparing ourselves for the night ...

Monticello. Day 900., Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Monticello. Day 900.

A travel blog entry by bri74

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Spent a great day off the bikes and toured Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. Fascinating man and a beautiful home with some very innovative ...

Getting ready, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

Getting ready

A travel blog entry by springac

Well, I have about 5 days until I leave and still no travel plans or ticket or any info at all. I'm going to start packing and hope that the good people at Carnival don't forget to fly my down to Miami. I will be on a more interesting route this time, ...

We have a Jeep!, Charlottesville, United States travel blog

We have a Jeep!

A travel blog entry by paulandjo

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Somehow Paul walked into the car hire place on Thursday to pick up a hatchback & drove us away in a Jeep. So we finally had wheels, we spent 3 hours in Walmart shopping for food & camping gear, we had the Blue Ridge Mountains programmed on the ...

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