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Thomas Jefferson Wrote 20,000 Letters. Is That All?

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If you’re among the few who wrote the Declaration of Independence, then sure, I’d like to see where you live. But I’m putting my foot down and not going to all of the places where George Washington slept – the man just moved around too much. Visiting Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Virginia is as much […]

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A Natural Bridge is the Natural Place to Make Musket

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Natural Bridge in Virgina was once an entire cavern, a mile(ish) long. A sinkhole formed, and the limestone collapsed, leaving behind only this portion. This “tiny” portion, which is 36,000 tons of pressure, 215 feet tall (which is 55 feet taller than Niagara Falls), and 90 feet wide. Right, tiny? Now, Highway 11 crosses over […]

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Foamhenge

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As in Styrofoam + Stonehenge. It was an April Fool’s Day prank in 2004. Surprised? It’s an EXACT replica, down to stone shape. And simply because artist Mark Cline could. It’s in Virginia, with glorious views. And there’s really not much more to say about Foamhenge. I spent about as much time telling you about […]

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They Don’t Teach This in High School Driver’s Ed

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The first peek of Virginia landscape was a delight. Tree-covered peaks, railroad tracks aside the river (so smart). Ahh. Let’s say it again, together. Ahh. Then, to my (misguided) delight, there were curvy roads. I love(d) curvy roads! Coast, sweep, swoon. Repeat. That was BTT. Before the Trailer. Minimum Speed Limit You see, those speed […]

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