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Yorktown Battlefield

We made it to Virginia, our 8th state. We are staying at the Williamsburg Thousand Trails park which seems to be nice so far and the people are friendly.

The kids and I took a field trip today to Yorktown National Park to learn about the battle there during the Revolutionary War.

This week there have been some terrible storm systems passing through the nation. The tornado damage in Oklahoma and the midwest was just devastating. We only experienced rain from that. For us, the cloud cover was a blessing because it made the 80+ degree heat and humidity nearly tolerable while walking the battlefields. I cannot imagine what the conditions would have been like in 1781. Oh, and the bugs…!

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Passing Through South Carolina

In an attempt to make up for lost time, we pushed through to the Thousand Trails park in southern South Carolina, our 6th state. Normally staying longer someplace wouldn’t be a big deal, but I want to have time to practice for my competition next weekend. As it is, I haven’t skated all week and only three days last week. Jason will also be working out of his office next week.

As for The Oaks at Point South, I can’t complain too much since it only costs us $3 a night, and we were only there for one night, but the bathrooms were creepy and there were a lot of substantial potholes. On the flip side it’s located in a beautiful wooded area but its also very remote with very few conveniences nearby even though it’s only 2 miles from I-95. Because I didn’t plan well before we left Florida (because usually there’s at least a Wal-Mart nearby) we ended up getting Wendy’s for dinner and taking it to a local historic attraction for a picnic.

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Arley, AL

Welcome to Middle-of-Somewhere Alabama!

I’ll be honest, I was ready to throw in the towel about an hour away from our destination. The first thing we realized is that if our GPS indicates it’s going to be a 5 hour trip, it will most definitely take 7. The second thing we learned, is that if we wait just one more exit, or rest area, or gas station…there will not be another one for at least 150 miles, ha!

We drove through some very remote parts of Mississippi and Alabama, and ended up at Hidden Cove RV Resort, which is part of the Thousand Trails system. A minor reason that we picked this destination was that it sits about halfway between Vicksburg, Mississippi and Atlanta, Georgia, our next destination.

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Back at Orlando Thousand Trails

Still chilling out in Florida, spending the week at the Orlando Thousand Trails in Clermont, waiting for the weather to stop being so fickle so we can start heading north. We had planned on going up to Atlanta before Easter, but it may have to wait until after Easter. On second thought, that may be Spring Break week so we may want rethink that…stay tuned.

The velociraptors are still here, only now they have a little fluffy addition (with really long legs). I had to stalk them to get a good picture, but they didn’t seem to mind. Meanwhile, we were able to meet up again with Mr. S’s friend, Matt, and they’ve been happy hunting pals hanging out daily. I’ve been a little lenient with him regarding his schoolwork when he has a friend around because for him at least, hanging out with a friend is just as important as school. I love it when they are together because his friend is very outgoing and therefore Mr. S winds up talking to more people outside his comfort zone. For example, today they played Foosball with an older couple.

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Peace River Campground

We purchased a Thousand Trails membership for the Southeastern US in December. For the price of 4-10 nights, it gives you 30 days free camping at any of their 28 locations and then $3/night after that for an entire year. We’ve already spent about a week at the Orlando Thousand Trails site in Clermont, FL and met some great people there. We are now at the Peace River site in Wauchula, FL and have met some new families as well as reconnecting with friends from Orlando.