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    Default Heading to Virginia.....

    I'm heading south March 31st for a week long visit to Virginia - will be in the Williamsburg, Norfolk, Gloucester area.....anyone here in those areas?

    I'm planning on 1 day at Busch Gardens, will be up in DC for 2 days for an NFPA meeting, and will be spending time with family.....

    BUT - I will have free time to do some visiting too!

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    Careful comin through PA, thats right between our only two seasons. Winter and Construction....
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    Thanks mtg...I was thinking of looking you up on my travels..... know any good (ie safe/cheap!) places to overnight outside of Philly?.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtg55 View Post
    Careful comin through PA, thats right between our only two seasons. Winter and Construction....


    I was there during the construction season last July...



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    PK - I think they keep starting over....although, as I remember from my last drive down - as long as I stay to the west of Philly I should be ok....I HOPE!

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    Haha, they just start over. Couple of good over nighters round here. I'm the next county up outside of Philly. Let me know when you get closer to a planned route of travel and I'll get ya the good ones....and the ones to avoid Lol. Just to my west would be FWD, how could also help the effort!
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    thanks mtg!.....will see if FWD chimes in at all too.....I've got time!

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    Thanks Harve....reply sent!.....

    This looks like it may be shaping up to be an interesting drive down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasobuff View Post
    Thanks Harve....reply sent!.....

    This looks like it may be shaping up to be an interesting drive down!
    Good job. Glenndale VFD is GREAT hospitality. And Harve and Laura too!!! ahahahahaa

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasobuff View Post
    Thanks mtg...I was thinking of looking you up on my travels..... know any good (ie safe/cheap!) places to overnight outside of Philly?.....
    Not sure your route of travel, but there are a ton of hotels around exit 4 of the NJTP (Route 73).. About 15 minutes east of Philly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voyager9 View Post
    Not sure your route of travel, but there are a ton of hotels around exit 4 of the NJTP (Route 73).. About 15 minutes east of Philly.
    aacckkk...EAST of Philly?...lol...nope - I'll be to the West if I can help it at all.....lol...heading down 81 to avoid NJ, (unless I end up trailering a horse there!).....and DC etc.....

    Thanks - I will keep it in mind!

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    Thanks for the tips - will keep that in mind about buying gas lol....

    I'll be at the Windham Kingsgate, gated community so fairly safe...I've been there before too.

    I'll be in Glouceester with my Dad - hanging out with him a bit.....

    Thanks for the food tip - I may have eaten at that chinese place....is it in the K-Mart plaza?

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    Don't buy gas past about 8PM around Williamsburg, that's when most people go out to hassle anyone at the pump. One of the better places to go is Endview Plantation, it's in newport news and maybe 20 minutes away from Williamsburg center. Stay clear of New Town Williamsburg unless absolutly necessary and many of the chain brands of hotels (With the exception of holiday inns) are... unclean. Best deals in Williamsburg for food would have to be Sal's italiano (IDR may be a little pricey) Red hot and Blue's BBQ, and South of the Border (Best mexican joint on 2nd street : ) ) stay clear though of a local Chinese/Japanese/Mongolian joint called PeeKing. They're one of the few places that charge for refills and it's really expensive, and the last two times I've gotten food poisoning from there, so, not a good place in my opinion.

    Not much to do in Glouster, unless you're our airsoft team, we have a Glouster leauge game tommorow, but I don't know if spectators are allowed.

    If you're going to hit Busch, start early and you'll be over by about 4, I can say I'm not to fond of the place my self as there's not a whole lot to do there.

    I don't usually go up to Norfolk, mainly because of the tunnel and there's not much up there that I do besides hobby shops. Durring the day you should be good, but after dark, grab your MAC-10 and kevlar vest.

    Oh, and also, Williamsburg Historic Triangle buses are not running early this year because of budget cutbacks, so if you want to see the triangle, you'll have to drive to each site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notfruitybutloopy View Post
    I don't usually go up to Norfolk, mainly because of the tunnel and there's not much up there that I do besides hobby shops. Durring the day you should be good, but after dark, grab your MAC-10 and kevlar vest.
    Really dude?

    I live in Norfolk. According to you I should live in a steel fortress with 8inch guns surrounding my house.

    EVERY city including Williamsburg has its bad spots. And there is quite a bit to see in Norfolk. Both Naval bases, USS Wisconsin, Admirals hockey, McArthur Memorial, and Nauticus. For those into flowers there is the Botoanical (sp?) Gardens.

    I am not even from here, but the constant, "Oh Norfolk is so bad..." is getting old. Newport News is far worse and you're telling the person to go get gas there at night...pot kettle
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasobuff View Post
    aacckkk...EAST of Philly?...lol...nope - I'll be to the West if I can help it at all.....lol...heading down 81 to avoid NJ, (unless I end up trailering a horse there!).....and DC etc.....
    [godfather voice]What do ya got against Jersey, eh? Maybe a little swim with the fishies will change your mind... [/godfather voice]

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasobuff View Post
    thanks mtg!.....will see if FWD chimes in at all too.....I've got time!
    I couldn't figure out why my ears kept ringing........

    I live in the Lehigh Valley, just outside of the City of Bethlehem, in fact about 2 miles from Exit 67 of Interstate 78, and about 12 miles from the Quakertown Exit (42) of the Northeast Extension of the Pa. Turnpike (Interstate 476.) I'm about 25 miles from mtg (yes matt, believe it or not it really is that far, I was surprised when I drove it 2 weeks ago!!!!)

    If you'll be in my neighborhood, I'd be glad to conduct a Fire Inspection of a drinking and/or eating establishment with you. If you want to overnight it around here, look up the Holiday Inn Select on Cherry Lane in Bethlehem, right down the street from my house. And may I recommend that if you come here, rather than going down 476 to I95, take 78 West to Harrisburg, and take 81/83 south. MUCH better and easier ride to the DC/Richmond area than I95.

    EDIT: And now that the heavy rains have washed away all the salt on the roads, as long as it stays nice out and no more salt is needed, you might be able to talk me into pulling "the toy" outside and go around the block a few times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by st42stephenAFT View Post
    [godfather voice]What do ya got against Jersey, eh? Maybe a little swim with the fishies will change your mind... [/godfather voice]
    I don't mind Jersey at all, especially when I am westbound on any of the bridges. It would be ok if not for all the toxic waste and people who can't drive!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    I don't mind Jersey at all, especially when I am westbound on any of the bridges. It would be ok if not for all the toxic waste and people who can't drive!!!!
    Armpit of America! As for the driving, you're just unfamiliar with the rules of the Jersey Audubon! Those who can't drive hail from the northern border - New Yorkers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by st42stephenAFT View Post
    [godfather voice]What do ya got against Jersey, eh? Maybe a little swim with the fishies will change your mind... [/godfather voice]
    C'mon.. it's Joisey..

    And as for the drivers... trust me, I've lived in many other states and Jersey isn't even in the top 5. Mass, Delaware.. whoa boy.

    Then again, it's free to enter Jersey, but you gotta pay the toll to leave..
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnVBFD View Post
    I live in Norfolk. According to you I should live in a steel fortress with 8inch guns surrounding my house.
    I don't care where you live, but that sounds kinda cool...
    So you call this your free country
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    Quote Originally Posted by voyager9 View Post
    C'mon.. it's Joisey.........

    Then again, it's free to enter Jersey, but you gotta pay the toll to leave..

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    Quote Originally Posted by voyager9 View Post
    C'mon.. it's Joisey..

    And as for the drivers... trust me, I've lived in many other states and Jersey isn't even in the top 5. Mass, Delaware.. whoa boy.

    Then again, it's free to enter Jersey, but you gotta pay the toll to leave..
    That's because it sucks so badly, it's a privilege to leave!!!! And I agree with you about Mass......But Delaware doesn't even come close to Jersey. Did you ever hear about the proposed NASCAR track in Jersey???? When the people from Jersey were shown the plans, they look puzzled, and said "Where are the jughandles for the left hand turns?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    That's because it sucks so badly, it's a privilege to leave!!!! And I agree with you about Mass......But Delaware doesn't even come close to Jersey. Did you ever hear about the proposed NASCAR track in Jersey???? When the people from Jersey were shown the plans, they look puzzled, and said "Where are the jughandles for the left hand turns?"
    Haha... Jersey-ians do love their jug handles.

    I guess they scrapped the NASCAR track and just made the Turnpike and Parkway into quasi-race tracks then. Seems to be the feeling when you're out driving on them :-P

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    Oh boy this has turned into a barrel of laughs!.....When I am heading somewhere, I HATE sitting in traffic - I'd rather be moving on a local road than sitting on the highway.....

    I have pictures from the base at Norfolk...lol...my Dad kept telling me to stop taking pictures of the ships before we got in trouble haha.....should go see where they are.....

    I think I'll be printing this thread out and taking it with me for reference on my trip - rofl....

    Oh - I will be heading down OUTSIDE of DC/Philly/Baltimore etc....will touch base with you guys who are in the area when the time gets closer! .... Have to check into one or tow of the hotels mentioned too for my overnight on the way down. I'll atually have a little 'extra' pocket money - was able to trade in points for my night in DC and am only shelling out $40- for that night instead of $150!

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