Travel Blogs from Charles Town
... the USA in courts for 12 years to get back in Virginia, as the people and culture are def Virginian.
Back in the 1700's Lord Fairfax 'owned' Virginia and he employed a young George Washington to help survey his lands. Washington realised that the lands known as the Shenandoah valley were extremely fertile and of temperate climate and bought a significant stake as did his brothers. They set up plantations and ...
... class so we were ready to get going. I found out that my estimate on how much my suitcase weighed of 22 pounds was off... it was 29 pounds! But I was close. Our driver for the bus that took us to Dulles has drove the choir in the past on tours. His name is Mike. He is a pretty cool guy. Mike and I always have a good time chatting about sports and life or how I keep Dr. Ryder in check. So it was nice catching up ...
The ride was great today, lots of winding turns and scenic views. For dinner John and Sharon took us to Downtown Saloon in Leesburg Virginia, a real bikers bar. They serve beers in preserving jars and we all partake in a Hog Heaven Rib Platter, corn bread, hush puppies (potato and corn little fried things), onion rings, salad and coleslaw - then home for pie!
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Sharon text me tonight and said they don't think we should ever leave Northern Virginia. We love it hear and don't want to leave either. No matter what comes next we will want to come back and visit our friends.
To Murph (John) and Shazza (Sharon) you have an open invitation to visit us in Australia - it better be soon guys, we love ya!
... and we'd often talked about traveling together. I can't specifically recall how the topic first arose of a joint visit to South Africa, but by spring of 2012 we had already decided to all go together and plans were put into place. Given how far we were going and the diversity of things we wanted to see, advance planning was a must and clearly paid off.
We left Brambleton on the ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed