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Florida/Virginia 2023

Florida/Virginia 2023

In February, we went on our annual trip to Hamcation in Orlando. Afterwards, we visited our friends, Wendy and Dan in southern Florida for a couple of days, as we do every year. While there, we explored the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, a bird and wildlife sanctuary. We went on to Virginia to visit Maggie, Justin, and the kids, a nice family visit. Maggie, Skylar, and Lenore spent a day at Seaquest in Lynchburg, then another day everyone…

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A Tribute to Maria Kalotai

A Tribute to Maria Kalotai

Obituary Maria (Fazekas) Kalotai, age 89, a longtime resident of Norwalk, CT, passed away on August 2, 2022 at Norwalk Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Charles Kalotai.  Maria was born February 20, 1933 in Und, Hungary, the daughter of the late Janos and Theriza Prikosztovits Fazekas. She and her husband came to this country in 1956 as refugees from Communist Hungary. Maria worked as a Housekeeper for many local families and befriended many of them……………… Read…

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Road Trip 2021: Virginia and the Outer Banks

Road Trip 2021: Virginia and the Outer Banks

In April, we took a 10 day long trip to Virginia and North Carolina’s Outer Banks region.  In Virginia, we visited our Daughter, Son-in-law, and 3 Grandchildren after not seeing them in person for 14 months due to the Covid-19 shutdowns and travel bans.  The travel restrictions were lifted just in time for us to combine this trip with out 39th wedding Anniversary.  We spent the 4 days in Virginia visiting, then spent 4 days in the Outer Banks (travel…

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Trip to Maine, August 2020

Trip to Maine, August 2020

At the end of August we went on a short trip to Maine. We started at Foxwoods in CT for one afternoon and overnight then drove up to our “hub” of Bangor, Maine. There were two main places we wanted to visit – the Duck of Justice in Bangor, and Acadia National Park. Bangor was an inexpensive place to stay and Acadia was a reasonable drive away. Bangor is a nice city with a small downtown area along the Penobscot…

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Florida / Virginia 2020

Florida / Virginia 2020

Once again, we made our annual trip to Florida for Hamcation, a visit with friends and a stop in Virginia on the way home to visit Family.  See the photo album at the bottom. We had a fairly good ride to Florida this year, with a milestone achieved – Our truck hit 300,000 miles!  It’s still in good shape and hopefully will carry us on a few more long trips.  We took a more leisurely trip of 2 1/2 days…

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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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