Trip Start Oct 04, 2007
Trip End Feb 03, 2008

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Another cold, sunny day.  Even after a few days and some miles further north we can see a difference in the tree coverage.  The leaves are darker and there are fewer of them still on the trees, with more on the ground.  We don't know how much longer we will be privileged to see these magnificent displays this year.  

We drove to Fredericksburg today sightseeing on our way.  We visited three Civil War battlefields:  Wilderness, Chancellorsville (named after the Chancellor family who lived in the house on the site) and Fredericksburg. Wilderness was a small site and we didn't walk around the trail (too cold and Ruth's leg is still not 100%).  At both Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg we watched films about the area's events and carefully viewed the museums as well as following the trails.  At Chancellorsville we saw where Stonewall Jackson was wounded.  This is big deal in this vicinity.

It was dark by the time we headed for our B&B - which was not in town (as we thought/hoped) but well and truly in the dark countryside.  After driving up and down the road a few times and Ruth deciding discretion was smarter than valour when faced with an excellent guard dog at the house she calling into to make enquiries, we found the place.  This is our second place in a row not to have wireless Internet access.  We are amazed.  The place last night usually had it but the free, government supplied access was down and took a while to be brought back up.  Here the Inn Keepers don't have it.  So this is being written in what seems to be the only Internet enabled coffee shop in Fredericksburg; which, not surprisingly, is very popular.  

Our B&B is very comfortable and Tom in particular slept well.  There is no noise though the Inn keeper did warn us that we might hear the traffic on the I 95.
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