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Old 07-13-2010, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Hubby has been pretty stressed lately. He's headed back for yet another surgery on his neck soon. He needs to get away for a bit and won't go unless I go too. So, I'm planning on leaving Friday the 23rd and staying 2 nights, coming back home on Sunday the 25th.

We're in middle TN so I'm looking to stay in the coastal area of the east. Prefer a place with cooler temps, so as much as I'd love to go to Savannah, GA or something, I'm thinking further north may be better.

Hubby is disabled so we can't do anything that requires too much walking. He won't use a wheelchair - stupid male pride - so it's got to be a place with a tram or a bus tour or something, or a place we can walk at our own pace.

We both like Civil War history, anything nautical, and antique shops and he loves trains so some place with a train ride through the mountains - especially if it's in a Civil War area would be ideal. We're animal lovers so a zoo would be nice, but again, with his limited mobility they'd have to have trams or something or a drive-through type park.

I'm thinking maybe the VA, WV, NC area - maybe PA. Maybe KY.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Yorktown VA?
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:14 PM
 
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Face it, anything east of the Mississippi river is hot and humid in the summer in the US , unless you go to the mountains. Doesn't matter how far north you go.

Harpers Ferry might be a good compromise - a historic town with a civil war history, in the mountains of West Virginia (or, at least, surrounded by cool mountains). Not sure about tram access, it does require some walking around.
If not, then most of the national battlefield parks have convenient and very well marked driving routes - Shiloh, Gettysburg, etc.
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:36 PM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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Plymouth NC. Site of Iron-Clad battle on the Roanoke River. A ship museum and antiques. Not more than a few hours worth of sight-seeing.

Plymouth, NC - Google Maps

On way back there is Goldsboro and Bentonville Battle Field both places Sherman went through.

For future reference and Civil War planning---

http://rvbookstore.com/shop/detail.aspx?p=921&m=2

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Old 07-13-2010, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Thanks for the suggestions. Still looking. I'm trying to match up hotels (I work for a world-wide chain so I"m trying to find one of mine) with the trip through the Tri-Cities area of TN for my grandfather's birthday and keep the distance we travel to a not too far drive for hubby. Looking like this is gonna be a difficult one to plan. Thinking this time we may wind up staying in the general area my grandfather is in and give ourselves more time to plan something better. *sigh*
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