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Plan a Revolutionary Visit to Yorktown, Virginia

First, let me explain, it wasn’t that I had no interest in seeing Yorktown, Virginia. On the contrary. I'd been wanting to visit the historic location on the banks of the York River for years. But for whatever reason, each time I'd depart the region, it was always Yorktown which had me saying, I really need to get there on my next visit. Well, I am pleased to say,…
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24 Hours In Richmond, Virginia

Special thanks to Meghan Gearino and Erin Bagnell at VisitRichmondVA.com for assisting me with my itinerary and for the attractions guest pass. As always, all opinions are honest and my own.    Sometimes a quick change of scenery is good for the soul. We got in the car at nine-o'clock on a Saturday and headed north for a brief interlude in the Virginia capital.  Here's how we spent…
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What Happened at Appomattox Court House During the Civil War?

What happened at Appomattox Court House during the Civil War? On April 9, 1865, the small hamlet in south-central Virginia became eternally connected to one of the most historic events in U.S. History. That afternoon, General Robert E. Lee met with General Ulysses S. Grant to negotiate terms of surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to the Union Army. The small village remains today as a tourist…
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Valley Forge, PA PullOverAndLetMeOut

Valley Forge with Grandma and an eight year old in 95 degree weather – it was fun

Taking summer trips to historic places can be risky depending on where you go. Crowds, high temps, cranky traveling companions can all zap the energy out of a fun-loving spirit. However, a journey to Valley Forge National Historic Park in Pennsylvania turned out to be a highly pleasing melange of heat, humidity, and history.     Valley Forge National Historical Park Okay, maybe the part about heat and…
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