Galax, VA

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The kids are back in school, we have left the crowds and congestion of the northeastern states and have reached the Blue Ridge Mountains of western Virginia and North Carolina.  Cooler temperatures, clean mountain air and a slower pace as summer slowly winds down.  We entered the Blue Ridge Parkway near an area known as Meadows of Dan and drove south to Galax, VA.  Here we parked at the Cool Breeze Campground.

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Urbanna, VA

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The village of Urbanna is located east of Richmond, VA, on the Rappahannock River which connects to the Chesapeake Bay.  We parked at the lovely Bethpage Camp Resort in Urbanna.  It is a large RV park with terrific facilities, however, since we arrived after the Labor Day weekend it has been very quiet here.

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Centreville, VA

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It was a short drive for us to relocate to Northern Virginia to continue our visit with Valerie’s sisters.  Here we parked at Bull Run Regional Park, a large community park with huge open areas, large picnic pavilions, a waterpark and a nice wooded campground.  It is located in Centreville, VA, just off I-66 about 30-40 minutes west of Washington, DC.

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College Park, MD

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College Park is located very conveniently where I95 meets I495 (“The Beltway”) on the north side of Washington, DC.  For those wishing to visit our nation’s capital city the Cherry Hill Park campground provides a close by place to call home.  Directly from the park you can take a city bus to the nearest Metro station.  Our purpose for stopping here was primarily to visit Valerie’s sisters.  Cyndie lives in Germantown, MD, and Jenni lives in Arlington, VA.

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