Getting in touch with my Southern "Routes" (get it

Trip Start May 01, 2013
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Once again we are ahead of the nasty weather having just left Kill Devil Hills before the hurricane hit.

Year 2 Days  49, 50, 51. June 18-20.   We spent three days in Richmond, unfortunately, we had a bit of RV trouble and wasted a whole day waiting to be seen.  It was in the 100's and the coach kept overheating and we would have to pull off the road.  It happened thee times.  Not good!  It turned out that we had let the gas get too low and the heated temperatures were not what the fuel tank needed.

The campground had to be one of the worse ones we have ever been in.  Absolutely NO shade and it was very small and wide open so all of the 15 or so coaches were in our same situation. It was the hottest days they have ever experienced.  Not conducive to walking around the city.

In Richmond we toured a Confederate Museum, and the White House of the Confederacy and the Hollywood Cemetery.

All three areas were quite well done.  The Home of Jefferson Davis was very nice to see.  Many of the furnishings are of the period and some were actually in the home when it was occupied by the Davis Family.  The Jefferson's had 6 children and only one lived to adulthood, got married and had children.  One of the younger boys (age 5) fell to his death from an upstairs window. Another boy I think died of the fever and I'm not sure about the other girl.  We stood in one of the parlor rooms where Lincoln came to speak with Davis - chills up my spine!!  The rooms of that day had every color and pattern they could put in a room - today it would give you a headache!!

The Museum of the Confederacy was filled with Civil War Memorabilia from both the North and the South.  It is amazing that so many uniforms are still in existence 151 years later.  You really get an amazing sense of what these men went through and the conditions they faced.

Richmond dates back to the early 17 Century.  The city was crucial to the development of the Colony of Virginia, the American Revolution and the Civil War.  After Reconstruction, Richmond's location at the falls of the James River helped it develop a diversified economy and it became a land transportation hub.

Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" was spoken in Richmond among many other famous events.

Maybe a trip back in the Fall would give us a better view of this area in less harsh conditions.  

 

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Pamela on

Sorry to hear about your struggles but thank goodness it was not a major repair job.

Claudia on

I've missed your blog! So excited that you decided to blog year 2!! It's like having coffee with you when I read it :) Miss you both.

Bert on

Great photos -- love the history.

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