Living on the Road

with Jim and Gayle

May 2002

This month was the Foretravel Motorcade, "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia".  We started in Williamsburg. 

In Virginia Beach, Jim toured the Norfolk Naval Base.

Norfolk Naval Base

We toured Arlington National Cemetery which was a really moving experience.  We were there for the "Changing of the Guard" at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Changing of the Guard

We toured a LOT of Civil War battle sites.  Pretty soon we were groaning "Not Another Earthworks!" (mounds of dirt behind which the Civil War soldiers hid while shooting at the enemy).  This is the Gettysburg battlefield (perhaps the most well known).


Jim and I took a couple of days off from the "Civil War" and did a lot of factory tours in York County, Pennsylvania, the self proclaimed "Snack Food Capital of the World".  Besides touring many snack food tours, we toured a paper mill and a Harley Davidson plant (sorry, no pictures due to plant restrictions).

In addition to battlefields, we saw the natural wonders of Luray Caverns.

Luray Caverns

and Natural Bridge Station.

Natural Bridge Station

In Charlottesville, Va we toured Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home.


We ended the motorcade in Spout Springs, Va where we went to Appomattox Courthouse (a town in Va) to visit  McLean's House where General Lee surrended to General Ulysses S. Grant, ending the Civil War.

McLean House

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