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Albemarle County

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9 travelers at this place:

  • Day4

    Fotos aus dem National Park

    May 8 in the United States

    Ich bin um 16:45 bei der ersten Station gewesen.
    Und was soll ich sagen , ich bin jetzt im 20:45 immer noch in dem Park.
    Doch das Ende ist noch nicht nah.

    Mittlerweile ist es sehr dunkel und man muss sehr aufpassen, da hier viele Rehe unterwegs sind.

  • Day25

    Monticello, Virginia

    June 3, 2016 in the United States

    Drove through beautiful woods to Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson. The house is in a beautiful setting and was originally part of a 5,000 acre property that is now owned by a private foundation. No photography was allowed inside during our two hour Behind-the-Scenes tour. We saw rooms on all four floors and there were some very innovative features throughout the house, including the polygraph which Jefferson used to sign duplicate copies of documents, the revolving bookstand, wine dumb waiter, seven-day clock and many others. After a break for lunch we did the Slavery Tour - really interesting and the 'other' side to Jefferson and his home. Most historians now believe that he had a lengthy relationship, and fathered at least one child, with Sally Hemings, one of his slaves. He only freed five slaves in his will and she wasn't one of them, so the man who publicly decried slavery as an abomination was somewhat conflicted. The slaves lived and worked on a road called Mulberry Row but very few original buildings remain. The last tour we took was the Garden Tour, covering the flower beds and the enormous vegetable garden beds. The vegetable garden was laid out in beds that covered 1000 feet. The garden has 330 varieties of vegetables and 174 fruits & the produce is used in the cafe, for seed production and some is given away. Easily the largest vegetable garden I've ever seen! We visited his grave on the way down the hill. It is still used by descendants of the Jefferson family, although not by any descendants of Jefferson and Sally Hemings. Apparently there were several burials there this year. We walked form there to the Visitor Centre - a beautiful walk through a lovely wooded area.
    We left Monticello to return to the B&B, took a wrong turn and the GPS took us, once again, on a very long & winding route home. After dinner in Charlottesville we caught a cab and ended up making him take us back to where he picked us up from because he had no idea where he was going - what a circus!! Eventually called the Inn and they organised an Uber car for us - the driver was German and didn't speak very good English but we got home in the end!
    The first shot is of the front of the house, where the dome is not visible, the second from the rear, including the dome. The third is of the only room in the house we could photograph - it was a tiny space off the dome which his daughters used as their private space. The fourth is a cabin on Mulberry Row, the fifth is the vegetable garden, although it was difficult to show how extensive it was and the last was us with the man himself.
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  • Day12

    Hiken und Bären.

    September 8 in the United States

    Washington, die schnelle Stadt! Die heiße Stadt. Die Tage in Washington waren ultra heiß! 35-40 grad waren Normalität 😅 Es war sooooo anstrengend, aber sehr cool! Unschlagbare Museen und ein Besuch im Capitol durfte natürlich nicht fehlen! Ich habe mich doch tatsächlich in die Klimaanlagen verliebt. Ohne die wäre es die Hölle gewesen. Im Airbnb nette Leute aus Prag und Schottland kennengelernt. Menschen aus Prag, die mag ich, die mögen Bier :D.
    Seit Gestern dann aber im Shinandoah National Parc. Schlafen bei Rednecks: Check 😂. Heute dann hiken gewesen und uns total verschätzt. Geile 23 km durch den Wald, hoch und runter, nasse Füße durch abrutschen von Steinen ,beim überqueren von kleinen Waldflüssen gab es auch. Kaan und Jonas lässt man dann einmal aus den Augen und schon verlaufen sich die beiden, wieso wundert mich das nicht 🤦🏿‍♂️.
    Das Highlight des Tages? Nach den ersten 30min durften wir miterleben wie es sich ein Bär auf unserem Pfad bequem gemacht hat. Ganz unbeschwert ein Päusken, keine 20m von uns entfernt. Schock, was ist das? Dank 2 weiterer Leute, hat sich der Bär nach grölen und klatschen dann auf den Weg weg gemacht um uns das hiken zu erleichtern 🤷🏿‍♂️
    Cooler Bär 👍🏿
    Volles Mett im Arsch, liegen wir im Bett und Morgen geht es dann back to NYC.
    Ciao ✌🏿
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  • Day5

    Erst einmal aufwärmen.

    May 9 in the United States

    Ich bin immer noch sehr müde, aber ich konnte in dem anderen Auto einfach besser schlafen.
    Hier habe ich in verschiedenen Positionen versucht zu schlafen, aber in den letzten 6 Stunden habe ich es nur geschafft 2:15 Std zu schlafen.
    Aber es wurde bei den ersten Versuchen zu. Unbequem und beim letzten Versuch einfach zu kalt.

    Daher geht es jetzt erst einmal ein Stück weiter.

    Auf dem Weg nach Richmond/Virginia um liebe Freunde aus der Kirche zu treffen.Read more

  • Day1

    The chain of waterfalls

    October 22, 2016 in the United States

    A little trip to Virginia to see the colors of Autumn with Nelly, Nathan, Coralie, Polo, Claire, Jana and Edgard. French weekend without french toast :) and a little hike of 14km. We enjoyed, we got cold and we saw colors.
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    Maličký výlet do lesov Virgínie za farbami jesene s Nelly, Nathanom, Coraloe, Polom, Janou a Edgarom. Víkend po francúzsky, bez francúzskeho toastu :) a malou 14km túrou. Užili sme si to, trochu sme sa vyzimili a videli sme farbičky.Read more

  • Day34

    Charlottesville KOA

    September 25, 2015 in the United States

    Charlottesville is best known as the closest town to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s famous house and grounds. We stayed in the lovely KOA about 10 minutes from Monticello. The fact that the campground was completely full and they had to put us in “the sites we don’t use.” We were warned NOT to visit Monticello on the weekend, but our route really didn’t allow for much else this trip.

    But the campground is lovely and well-forested. Even though we are under a tree here, the rain is a pleasant, generally even patter on the roof. The temperature is mild so we can sit with the door open and enjoy the fresh air.

    Gordon had a bad moment when he saw TWO BEES the size of BIRDS (really!) hovering outside the tree right outside the trailer. But they have not bothered us. We are considering making placating offerings, but worry that might increase the local population.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Albemarle County, مقاطعة ألبمارل, Албемарл, আলবেমার্লে কাউন্টি, Condado de Albemarle, Albemarle konderria, شهرستان البمارل، ویرجینیا, Comté d'Albemarle, Albemarle megye, Contea di Albemarle, アルベマール郡, Konteth Albemarle, Albemarle Kūn, Hrabstwo Albemarle, Comitatul Albemarle, Округ Албемарл, البیمارل کاؤنٹی، ورجینیا, Quận Albemarle, Condado han Albemarle, 阿爾伯馬爾縣

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