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Month: August 2019

Summer Road Trip 2019 – The Peaks of Otter

Summer Road Trip 2019 – The Peaks of Otter

While we were visiting Maggie and Justin, we all took a trip to the Peaks of Otter.  The Peaks of Otter is a group of three mountains alongside the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Bedford County, just 30 minutes from where they live.  It is unknown where the name “Peaks of Otter” came from.  One theory says it is named for a similar sounding Cherokee word meaning high places.  Another says it was named after places in Scotland where the original…

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Summer Road Trip 2019 – The Waltons

Summer Road Trip 2019 – The Waltons

On our first day of our trip we headed to Virginia to visit Maggie and Justin and our grandchildren.  When we have driven home from there before, about an hour north of where they live, we drive through a section named Rockfish Valley and go over the Rockfish River.  The area made me remember the Waltons TV Show from the 1970s, since they mentioned Rockfish in some of the episodes.  I also knew that the creator of the show, Earl…

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Summer Road Trip 2019 -The Plan

Summer Road Trip 2019 -The Plan

We went on another Road Trip this summer.  The main reason was to go to the Hamfest in Huntsville, AL on August 17th & 18th.  John got two full weeks off of work so we could visit with daughter Maggie and her family for a couple of days, a couple of days in Huntsville before the Hamfest to sightsee there, and a couple of days in Kentucky on the way home after the Hamfest.  We had never been to Kentucky,…

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