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Oct 5, 2017 - The Big Apple

Dear Diary, today was a tough one. Today we got up and going a bit after 9am... but then we wanted a map from the Visitor's Center. What could go wrong, oh yes, they didn't have maps, and to get to the center from the RV park we were at, Michelle had to walk through back parking lots, since you're only supposed to get to it from the Highway and we were on a back road behind it. BUT, we did get a map, sort of (in a camping guide), and we were rolling. We were following I-95 but we came across the Thames River and New London, lots of...

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Oct 23, 2013 - Number three son

Wilmington, DE Although quite small (only 120 animals), Brandywine Zoo is a lovely little zoo in a charming setting. The staff was very friendly, the animals were active, and we had the place to ourselves. They did have some excitement here in July. A giant oak tree fell on the monkey house, destroying the roof. No people or animals were hurt and the monkeys have been sent to temporary homes at other zoos. We even met one of the staff who had been in the building at the time of the crash. Located halfway between New York City and Washington...

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Apr 26, 2013 - Hagley Museum And Longwood Gardens

Em and I started our 90 minute drive to Wilmington at 9:30 this morning. The Hagley Museum was worth the trip. The 235 acres of land along the Brandywine River is where , in 1802, E.I. DuPont founded his gunpowder works. A shuttle bus dropped us off at Eleutherian Mills, the first DuPont family home. It is named for Eleuthere Irenee - E.I. DuPont. Besides the house, the bus goes to the Powder Yard with restored mills and demonstrations on how gunpowder is made and then on to Workers Hill - the remains of several workers communities built...

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Jul 26, 2011 - Wilmington, Delaware Day Two

Today I stayed at Linda's & Dean's and Alec went on his shopping spree with Susan. They also took in a movie and did some visting.I did nothing but cool my heels all day until it was time to meet the shoppers for Dinner.We left the next day after meeting Dean for breakfast. Needless to say Alec was up at the crack of dawn bugging his grandmother that he was ready to hit the road.

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Jul 25, 2011 - Nuernberg via Zurich to Philadelphia, PA

We started the Alec and Gramps Tour this morning after getting up at 0400. We flew out of Nuernberg at Zurich, Switzerland 5o minutes later. We had an two hour layover there and flew out around 1045am and arrived at the Philly airport at 1:35 pm . We arrived at Alec's Aunt Linda and Uncle Dean't at 3pm Going through customs,getting our bags and rental car didn't take long this trip. Around 5pm we went to his Grandmother Susan's home for a great dinner. Not sure what time Alec went to bed, but he was beat. My eye lids quit on me around...

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Oct 19, 2009 - Rhode Island to Wilmington, DE

Well, I have stood at the folding counter in the laundry at our current campground for the last hour, waiting while my pictures slowly uplink, and I don't think I am going to wait any longer. I'll just post what I have written up until yesterday and do the photos later. (There's a campfire and a glass of vino waiting for me with our next door neighbours in this campground - a couple from the Okanagan!) We made some miles after leaving Massachusetts and still find it odd to think that you can drive through 6 different States in a day: Rhode...

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Oct 6, 2009 - Home

This trip was so great because Guinness went every where with me and we met some wonderful people and saw so many people saving old trades and creating new ones. I had foods new to me and learned how much people enjoy showing us what they can do.I hope all of you will enjoy my trip journal and please leave your commits and ratings on the site

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Dec 29, 2006 - On the way

We were up at 5:15 AM for a possible 6 AM - ish departure. We were doing fairly well and were almost on the road at 6:30 AM, EXCEPT for a little snag. We have a pump on the transmission of our car so we can tow it flat - welllll, it didn't come on when we hooked up the car.. We disconnected the car with a plan to go to our mechanic with me driving the car following the motorhome. We did all this hooking and unhooking with the motorhome running - we were trying to make sure the inside was warm. Out if the blue, came the idea to hook up with...

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Aug 30, 2006 - Happy Birthday to Me!

All of us back together again in Pennsylvania, and it's my (Gail's) birthday, so Dick took us to dinner at Plain & Fancy Farm at Bird in Hand, PA. Yes, that's the name of the town, and we are staying in Intercourse PA which is not too far from Lititz and Blue Ball. Anyway, back to my birthday. This is Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish country. And we had a family stye dinner in the tradition: made from scratch golden fried chicken, baked ham, chicken pot pie, real mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls and raisin bread, corn, green beans, buttered...

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Star Trek 2006

Dec 11, 2005 - Genesis

We have successfully decorated the Christmas tree that we found in our neighbors backyard and now we are going west. Pat is very excited for the adventure and Nick is getting anxious for the adventurous trip! We are starting to get a little tired now but with all the excitement I think we will eat some ham, b/c we are hungry.

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Oct 6, 2005 - Delaware into Maryland

SWITCH TO MARYLAND MAP We left NJ and headed north on the Delaware Bay, which seemed odd since the aim was to get SOUTH. However, that is the route we had to take to get there, north on the Delaware Bay to the 14 mile long C&D Canal which connects the head of the Deleware Bay to the head of the Chesapeake Bay. We passed through Delaware in only 6 1/2 hours and were now in our 4th U.S. state, Maryland. By 4 p.m. we were settled at the town dock in Cheapeake City, free for 24 hours. We did a little sightseeing and I made some home made...

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Jul 25, 2005 - Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia, PA

We stopped by Baltimore and Philadelphia on the way home. Baltimore did not make a great impression. We got off the interstate a little early and drove through miles of very run down, depressed looking neighborhoods. The weather was about 90 degrees and 100% humidity. The inner harbor area was kind of touristy with lots of chain stores and restaurants. We just looked at the main historical points in Philadelphia like the liberty bell and surrounding buildings. That's pretty interesting and picturesque. The city is also pretty vibrant and a...

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