Home Away From Home, Virginia

Next Stop – Williamsburg, Virginia

Sunday morning dawned bright and early for us as we had much to do before our departure for Willliamsburg. Because it was after dark when we returned from the group gathering last night we were unable to accomplish any of our usual pre-departure tasks such as taking the tent down or putting up the outside things. Before tackling those tasks though we gathered with the group for breakfast and devotions. It delayed our departure time but what a perfect way to end a rally.

We finally got everything put away and/or packed up and pulled out of Creekwood Campground a little before 10:00. To say it was a long day is quite the understatement. We ran into road construction at least three times and two accidents along the way. Who knew that a fender bender could tie up traffic for such a long time. We figured we spent at least two hours stopped or barely moving. When we stopped for gas I got us something to eat and we were back on the road in 15 minutes. A quick stop at a rest stop when we hit the Virginia border gave us a few minutes to walk around a bit. Both of us needed to stretch the kinks out.

We finally arrived at American Heritage Campground at 6:38 putting the 330 rule to shame. (Off the road after 330 miles or by 3:30 pm). We got checked in quickly, unhooked the car and headed to site 94. It was a pull through so that was easy but setting up in the dark is never easy. We got “kind of” level, enough to survive the night and Jerry was able to hook up the electric, water, septic and cable in the dark. I know Jerry was tired as he had driven about 450 miles. Glad tomorrow is a free day!

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Home Away From Home

Williamsburg – 2015

Oh my – thought our next trip would be in September to the Finger Lakes.  Nope, we’re headed to Williamsburg .  When the kids call and want to include you in a trip to Bush Gardens with the grands all other things become unimportant!  We have stayed at American Heritage Campground in Williamsburg before and although it’s a bit pricey I again made our plans to stay there. It’s a nice campground and close to everything. Our younger grandson Britt has a birthday on Thursday morning and as soon as that is over we’ll get on the road headed to Virginia.  Hopefully we can tour Yorktown Friday before the kids arrive and then it’s Bush Gardens on Saturday.  Not sure if Sunday will be more touring or recuperation!

We had planned to put the car on the dolly before we left to go to Britt’s birthday party but it had rained the day before so the ground was too wet to attempt that.  After a memorable party – it was a construction theme which was very appropriate as Britt loves anything to do with construction and best of all – the cake needed construction.  It appeared that the bakery thought the party was a day later so they were just baking the cake when Holly went to pick it up.  The layers were hot when they started icing it so naturally they begin to slide and by the end of the party it wasn’t just lopsided anymore!  Just made a memory!  Anyway, we headed on home and began the last minute details before leaving.  We pulled out a little after 1:00 and four hours later pulled into American Heritage, a pretty uneventful ride.  Interestingly enough, gas is now cheaper in North Carolina than Virginia.

After setting up we had a quick dinner.  I had fixed country style steak the day before and we had some leftover butter beans so all I had to do was prepare the rice.  I always try to have a very simple meal on our night of arrival because you never know what may cause delays.  Fortunately today went well but it was still nice to have a nice meal with little preparation.  I think I may prepare country style steak again and freeze it for future trips.  It’ll be a nice change from the usual spaghetti we usually have upon arrival.