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Old 08-04-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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We are planning our first long (month) trip and would like some ideas from experienced RVers traveling in the winter months, north to south. Routes? Places not to be missed? Camp ground recommendations? Thanks for any input.
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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I love it where you are. Wana trade places? Head straight for Virginia. If Virginia Beach does anything for you then stay awhile. Stay at the Beth Page RV Resort in Virginia Beach and watch the F-114 fighter jets just over your head. Right up the street are aquatic museums too.

What I would like you to head for is the Blue Ridge Mountians. On the way spend some time in Williamsburg. See the battlefields of Jamesburg and Yorktown. This is a wonderful place.

I want you to go to the real life Waltons Mountian in Schuyler, Virginia. I know you remember the old TV show The Waltons. Well this is the real deal here. This is where Earl Hammer known as John Boy wrote about growing up during the depression. The origional home still stands now occupied by the younger real life Walton. The origional Ike's General Store burned down about 15 years ago but an exact replaca has been built in its place. You want to go in this new store made to look from 1920.

The real life school house where they all attended is now the Waltons Museum. The real TV set is there as well as all kinds of memorabilia including the car used in the TV show. The real John Boy, Earl Hammer really did become a writer and lives a quite retirement in NYC today. From time to time the TV actors who played the parts will show up at this museum and sign autographs.

I have traveled this country high and low and this is by far my most memorable place in the USA to me. I ain't kidding ya. Anyone who liked the TV sitcom will love this place. It really makes you feel like you can feel yourself surviving the depression.

Lets back up some. Back to Virginia Beach. Head for North Carolinas Outter Banks. There are a series of islands with FREE car ferries to take you from one to the other. Camping is all over the place. Hit Nags Head, Kitty Hawk...site of the first flight and Kill Devil Hills. I love Elizabeth City personally.

Back out to the Blue Ridge Mountians of Virginia. Make sure you see Smith Mountian Lake. I do believe this is the most beautiful lake in all of America. Even more beautiful then Lake Tahao. Head for Hales Ford Bridge area. It's something you have to see in your lifetime.

This may eat up your month but if you need more I can go more west or south. But Virginia is my favorite place in the USA to travel with the Oregon coast a close second.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Keonsha, Wisconsin
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Southwest new mexico is nice in the winter, and if you've never been to the southwest, it's extremely rich for sightseeing, camping, and historical sites.
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:39 AM
 
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I love it where you are. Wana trade places? Head straight for Virginia. If Virginia Beach does anything for you then stay awhile. Stay at the Beth Page RV Resort in Virginia Beach and watch the F-114 fighter jets just over your head. Right up the street are aquatic museums too.

What I would like you to head for is the Blue Ridge Mountians. On the way spend some time in Williamsburg. See the battlefields of Jamesburg and Yorktown. This is a wonderful place.

I want you to go to the real life Waltons Mountian in Schuyler, Virginia. I know you remember the old TV show The Waltons. Well this is the real deal here. This is where Earl Hammer known as John Boy wrote about growing up during the depression. The origional home still stands now occupied by the younger real life Walton. The origional Ike's General Store burned down about 15 years ago but an exact replaca has been built in its place. You want to go in this new store made to look from 1920.

The real life school house where they all attended is now the Waltons Museum. The real TV set is there as well as all kinds of memorabilia including the car used in the TV show. The real John Boy, Earl Hammer really did become a writer and lives a quite retirement in NYC today. From time to time the TV actors who played the parts will show up at this museum and sign autographs.

I have traveled this country high and low and this is by far my most memorable place in the USA to me. I ain't kidding ya. Anyone who liked the TV sitcom will love this place. It really makes you feel like you can feel yourself surviving the depression.

Lets back up some. Back to Virginia Beach. Head for North Carolinas Outter Banks. There are a series of islands with FREE car ferries to take you from one to the other. Camping is all over the place. Hit Nags Head, Kitty Hawk...site of the first flight and Kill Devil Hills. I love Elizabeth City personally.

Back out to the Blue Ridge Mountians of Virginia. Make sure you see Smith Mountian Lake. I do believe this is the most beautiful lake in all of America. Even more beautiful then Lake Tahao. Head for Hales Ford Bridge area. It's something you have to see in your lifetime.

This may eat up your month but if you need more I can go more west or south. But Virginia is my favorite place in the USA to travel with the Oregon coast a close second.
Thanks for such a great trip. You're welcome to add some more ideas, as time isn't an issue anymore. We could be gone longer if we feel like it!
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