Thursday, March 30, 2017

Some history in Richmond, Virginia

Richmond, VA is the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia and is approximately 98 miles south of Washington, DC.  In 2015 the population was estimated to be 220,289. The history of Richmond dates to the early 17th century, and is crucial to the development of the colony of Virginia, the American Revolutionary War and the Civil War. (Information per Wikipedia).

We stopped at the Walmart at Glen Allan, a northern suburb, and parked the motorhome and took the jeep downtown. I had called the manager ahead of time for approval.  It would have been a nightmare taking the motorhome to some of the places.

The first place we went was the Virginia Holocaust Museum. It is free will donation, two floors of displays. They give you a booklet to follow through the displays when you come in. There is a movie and throughout the displays are areas where survivors are talking on screen. It is very interesting.

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We stopped at the Richmond National Battlefield Park Chimborazo Visitor Center which houses a medical museum. There is a movie and a couple of rooms of displays.  

Richmond National Battlefield Park Visitor Center at the Historic Tredegar Civil War Center. They are in two separate buildings. It is free to go into the National Park Service building. At the Tredegar Civil War Center, there is an entrance fee. Both were only open until 5:00, and we got about 4:00, so we went with the National Park Service self tour.  

On the way back to Walmart, we saw part of Monument Avenue. There are beautiful architectural buildings in the area.

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North Carolina


North Carolina has a very diverse economy because of its great availability of hydroelectric power, its pleasant climate, and its wide variety of soils. The state ranks third among the South Atlantic states in population, but leads the region in industry and agriculture. North Carolina leads the nation in the production of tobacco, textiles and furniture. (Per Wikipedia)

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We spent a night in Aberdeen, NC and also Roanoke Rapids, NC Walmarts with permission. They both have nice size lots with room for larger RVs. There were other RVs at both places. 

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

South Carolina


South Carolina’s major agricultural outputs of the state are: tobacco, poultry, cattle, dairy products, soybeans, hay, rice, and swine. Industrial outputs include: textile goods, chemical products, paper products, machinery, automobiles and automotive products and tourism. (Per Wikipedia)

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We stayed at Chester, SC Walmart with permission. They do have No Overnight Parking signs up, but when I called they told us we could stay by the garden center for one night. We were able to use their guest wifi.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Wildwood Park, Appling, Georgia

Wildwood Park is a County campground in eastern Georgia. It is located on Thurmond Lake (also known as Clarks Hill Lake), which, they say, is 71,000 acres and is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River. They hold multiple fishing tournaments and is home of the International Disc Golf Center & Hall of Fame, with three championship disc golf courses. 

There are 61 campsites with 50 and 30 amp electrical with water hookups. There is a dump station. Verizon worked well and we received about 12 TV channels. There is free wifi. We were in site 30, which is a pull-through site in Area 1. There are only 7 pull-through sites. There are 3 camping areas. They do take reservations, but we were able to get a site without one on a Saturday. I did call ahead Saturday morning and they said they had some openings which we would could fit in. Regular cost is $20/night, senior over 62 $18. 

The weather was nice, did get a little bit of rain, and the people and dogs weren’t real noisy. What was noisy was a parrot that a lady had in a cage outside on the picnic table. It kept saying “hello” over and over, and would whistle some times. Who would have thought?!

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