If it's Day 2 it's Harrisonburg, Virginia

@BelleStarr (33683)
Portland, Connecticut
January 2, 2018 6:43pm CST
We are all cozy in our second night's hotel here in Harrisonburg, Virginia. We have stayed here 3 times before and actually spent a week at a timeshare nearby so we are relatively familiar with the area. This is a new hotel for us and it has a kitchen so we will make ourselves bagels for breakfast tomorrow morning. Traffic was much heavier today but it was not quite as cold as yesterday, only 14 when we left this morning. It was 24 when we landed here this afternoon. we went to a local buffet that has very good food and ate and now we will just have cheese and crackers this evening to tide us over. Not too much excitement but that is the way we like it. Tomorrow we will be staying in North Carolina. I did decide that I want to come back this fall or late summer for a vacation. I would like to visit the Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA and the Civil War Museum of Virginia in New Market. On the way back from Florida I think we will stop in Hershey to see the car museum and Gettsburg to visit the Eisenhower farm. So much to see, so little time. lol
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@Courtlynn (54414)
• United States
3 Jan
Sounds like great trip plans! Hope you can do them all.
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@BelleStarr (33683)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 Jan
At this point I will just be glad to be home in Florida lol
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@Courtlynn (54414)
• United States
5 Jan
@Juliaacv (24397)
• Canada
3 Jan
It looks like a restful place in the picture. I am sure that you are up and on your way already, I look forward to reading about your adventures later on this evening. Have a safe drive.
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@BelleStarr (33683)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Jan
Nope we are still here, since check-in is usually 3 pm we have to leave a bit later.
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@LadyDuck (126055)
• Switzerland
3 Jan
You are having a very bad weather, it seems that some part of Florida will not be spared. Have a safe trip.
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@BelleStarr (33683)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 Jan
Thank you, yes the weather to the east of us is terrible.
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@sueznewz2 (9719)
• Alicante, Spain
3 Jan
we've been to virginia several times ..there is a lot to see... happy and safe travels...
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@BelleStarr (33683)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 Jan
Thank you it has been quite an adventure so far.
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@cahaya1983 (10171)
• Malaysia
3 Jan
Very cozy room. I hope you have ample time to visit all those places you plan to visit. Enjoy the rest of your trip!
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@BelleStarr (33683)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 Jan
I won't be visiting them until later this year but I do hope so.
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@DianneN (62564)
• United States
3 Jan
Northern Florida is due for some snow I heard, so either floor it or take your sweet old time getting here. S. FL will only be in the 50s as a high on Thursday. My brother, his wife, and dog fly down that day. I suppose it is still much better than Connecticut.
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@BelleStarr (33683)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Jan
oh my goodness, I just checked, we are in North Carolina tomorrow, Thursday night we are in Savannah, I am hoping by Friday it will be cleared up.
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@DianneN (62564)
• United States
3 Jan
@BelleStarr Either that or melted! I'm sure the main roads will be clear. Are you zigzagging your way down here? We took 95 straight down. Savannah took us hours to get to.
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@BelleStarr (33683)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Jan
@DianneN we take 81 then go by Charlotte and finally cut across South Carolina to 95. I like 81 not as many big cities and traffic as 95
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@jaboUK (51348)
• United Kingdom
3 Jan
You make your journey seem so interesting - almost a holiday in itself.
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@BelleStarr (33683)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Jan
We try to think of it that way as well but of course, this major snowstorm is going to make our next leg rather interesting lol
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@jaboUK (51348)
• United Kingdom
4 Jan
@BelleStarr Stay safe.
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@just4him (95612)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jan
You're making great plans to make the most of your time. Enjoy the rest of your trip to Florida.
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@BelleStarr (33683)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 Jan
Thank you I am getting anxious to arrive now.
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@just4him (95612)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jan
@BelleStarr I hope you're having good weather on your trip.
@thelme55 (12417)
• Germany
3 Jan
Beautiful room. Enjoy your vacation.
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@BelleStarr (33683)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Jan
Thank you, I will be glad when we arrive.
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@bunnybon7 (33940)
• Holiday, Florida
3 Jan
ooohh, is that the place with the Hershey factory? i went there once and it was wonderful to tour and get free candy samples etc. yum
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@BelleStarr (33683)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 Jan
Yes it is, I did that tour with the kids when they were little.
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• United States
3 Jan
Nice hotel room. That's so much fun to stop along the way and find those interesting places.
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@BelleStarr (33683)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 Jan
Our country is just full of great places to visit.
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@JohnRoberts (41816)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Jan
Those sound like interesting museums.
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@BelleStarr (33683)
• Portland, Connecticut
3 Jan
Yes I am sure that they are and I am looking forward to coming back when the weather is nice and enjoying them.
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@IreneVincent (15837)
• United States
3 Jan
I hope you don't get caught in the snow that's been forecast.
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@BelleStarr (33683)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 Jan
Well I was but we stayed put and now we are taking a different route to get home.
@Deepizzaguy (8341)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
3 Jan
I know what you mean since I can relate to your vacation challenges during my times when I went on vacation a few years back to Florida.
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@BelleStarr (33683)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 Jan
Yes it has been a challenge but soon it will be over.
@LPort2017 (109)
• United States
3 Jan
Wow, it sounds like you are experiencing a long and much needed vacation. Have fun and safe travels!
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@BelleStarr (33683)
• Portland, Connecticut
5 Jan
It is our annual trip to our Florida home.
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