Staying with our daughter Steph, Swansboro NC

Trip Start Feb 09, 2013
Trip End Jun 30, 2013

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Friday, February 8, 2013

We will be visiting with our oldest daughter Stephanie who lives in Swansboro, NC. She is a Navy nurse practitioner.

      Friday, February 8, 2013.   We woke up to a light rain and left around 8:30 in the morning heading down route 13 in DE.  This is a long, long drive south to Virginia – very interesting with a lot of farm land and a lot of farm land with new housing developments.  When we got to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge we were not allowed to cross because of high winds and had to wait for an hour with about 70 other trucks, campers, etc in a huge parking lot (we have crossed this bridge many, many times and never have we ever been stopped before).  They moved us out like rounding up cattle though – very efficient to get us across and we were lucky because they didn't think we would get across until 7 at night with only a two hour window because another storm was coming.  The rain had stopped by noon and the sun was out for the rest of our drive with temperatures around 55 degrees.  Picked up route 17 south heading down through NC to our daughters house in Swansboro.  We went through the small village where Catfish Hunter the pitcher was born and we also stopped at the Dismal Swamp Visitor Center in VA and NC.  This is an interesting stop because the intercoastal highway is there and there was actually a boat tied up on its way south.  There is a lock there!  This section is part of the great Loop Trail that goes from Florida to Canada through the great lakes and then down to the Arkansas and back to Florida.  Some boats do part, half and the whole loop every year.  Interesting website about the loop trail – they even have rallies twice a year at two different state parks on the loop.  These boaters have a special flag so others can recognize them and they are called the "Loopers".

       We arrived around 6pm at our daughters house after two long days of driving about 370 miles each day and will spend the next four to five days staying at her house where we will un-winterize our camper.   Watching the news about the big snow storm and hoping we did not lose electricity but did notice that only about 2% of those living in Glocester have lost it.  Justine in Bristol 100% lost it.  Hope her pipes don’t burst.  Have not heard from our son in CT yet about his status.

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Marilynn Miller on

Sounds like a fabulous trip take care and have fun. Say Hi to Steph for us and all the kids. Love to you all.

Phyllis on

glad you left early,you missed the blizzard,ha ha .love getting your travel news.enjoy yourself,stay healthy.

Lucille Dalton on

I tried calling you on fri but you didn't answer .Talking to Roland later her told me you left the day before. Good idea. It was pretty nasty. Christine lost power so her crew came and stayed overnight. They got it back the next afternoon. Hey this is pretty cool. Hope i'm doing it right.

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