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  • Day51

    Day 51 - Family

    October 28, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    We were on the road and heading further south. Our destination was in Virginia and we were to be staying with Alice's sister Melissa, her husband Richard and their son Liam.

    The area itself is dripping in American history too allowing us to go on trips whilst also catching up as a group. The first port of call was the town of Fredericksburg. Before going into the town we visited a small museum about the Battle of Fredericksburg. The displays were informative for adults with enough interactive entertainment for Liam. We then followed a small trail next to the museum to the site of the battle and through a cemetery of the fallen. The cemetery covered the high ground with a view across the town of Fredericksburg. We pondered for a while and watched Liam entertain himself by walking down steps and then running up a steep slope next to the steps. We then went into Fredericksburg where the streets were picture perfect and the vast majority of shops had Halloween displays in their windows. As this road trip has progressed we have seen more and more creative Halloween displays. With just a few days to go until Halloween, this town really has... gone to town with it! We stopped for a coffee in a cafe that used to be a Church and if Melissa did not know about it, Alice and I would have walked right past. The coffee and cakes were generously proportioned and also remarkably cheap. That southern hospitality is already showing itself. Re-energized, we strolled back along the other side of the main road and towards our cars.

    In the evening we caught up with Richard and we all went for a recommended Mexican not far from their house. It was a good recommendation and I think I also got Richard into horchatas! We then headed back home and chatted the rest of the evening away.

    Song of the Day:
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  • Day23

    There was a War

    May 25, 2007 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Vandaag een kort ritje gemaakt tot aan Fredericksburg. ‘T was even spannend of we een camping zouden vinden, want het is memorialday-weekend (“happy memorialdayweekend sir”). Maar de tweede camping had gelukkig plek. Wel zeer krap, de camper paste krap tussen de bomen (toch nog weer een boompje geramd, nu met de bovenkant). In Fredericksburg is duidelijk dat alles draait om The Civil War. Er zijn allerlei herdenkingsstenen, battlefields en andere herinneringen aan hun grootste oorlog op eigen grond. Fredericksburg is een aangenaam “engels” stadje met veel rommelwinkeltjes (Antiek.....binnen Amerikaanse normen). Maar het is er aangenaam wandelen met een echt “Europees” stadscentrum en veel leuke pandjes. En......ze hebben een goede kapper. Ik heb m’n kuif even laten bijwerken door een Amerikaanse kapster. Ze wilde graag weten of mijn Father in law still love to dress hair....if we wil get more childeren...oh yeah...they are a gift of god.......oh she says “papa”, ain’t that cute.....bladibladiebla.

    Ondertussen stijgt de temperatuur steeds verder en inmiddels boven de 30 graden....dus very sweaty....
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Fredericksburg, فريدريكسبيورغ, Fredericksburg City, فردریکزبرگ، ویرجینیا, フレデリックスバーグ, ფრედერიკსბურგი, 프레더릭스버그, 22401, Фредериксберг, Фредериксбург, Фредеріксбург, فریڈرکزبرگ، ورجینیا, 弗雷德里克斯堡

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