Week 31 – Charlottesville to Bryson City

Day 211 – Charlottesville to Christiansburg

We started off with another cold morning on Sunday, so we bundled up and packed up the van for a relatively long drive. Along the way, we stopped at Natural Bridge, a historic geologic landmark once owned by Thomas Jefferson. After a nice hike and lunch, we continued on to our destination, Christiansburg.
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Week 30 – Clifton to Charlottesville

Day 204 – Clifton

It was odd waking up to the sound of children Sunday morning after spending the night at Tracey’s brother TJ’s house. The boys were in a playful mood as we drank our coffee and said our goodbyes. We made the drive into the heart of Washington D.C. to visit Michael’s coworker Rachel and her family at her house. After two years working with his current employer, this was the first time meeting a coworker in person. We ate an excellent breakfast casserole and enjoyed showing off our van to her three-year old son. Afterwards, we headed back to Tracey’s parents house for dinner and a fun game of Train Dominoes.

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Week 29 – Cape May to Clifton, VA

Day 197 – Cape May to Rehobeth Beach

Our plan for Sunday was to take our first ferry ride of the trip, taking the boat from Cape May to Lewes, Delaware. The ride was a little rough, as the weather had turned bad again overnight. We survived the hour-and-a-half journey without getting too seasick, but the rain got worse and worse as the afternoon went on. We stopped at an outlet mall to get out of the wet for a bit, then we had no choice but to go back out into the weather to our final destination for the day, Delaware Seashore State Campground.

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Week 28 – Mahanoy City to Cape May

Day 190 – Mahanoy City to Allentown

Sunday morning started off sunny and warm, so Michael walked around town taking pictures of some interesting buildings while Tracey went to see her grandmother in the nursing home. Then it was time to get back on the road. We drove a couple of miles out of the way to see the old St. Nicholas coal breaker, at one time one of the largest in the world and currently in the process of being torn down. Next, we drove through Pottsville so Michael could see the infamous Yuengling Brewery, the oldest brewery in the country.

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