We arrived at this Naval base on Monday and did we ever have a difficult time finding it. For some reason we could not get the address into our GPS and then we found the signs leading to the campground small and hard to read; however, once we arrived at the FamCamp and saw a familiar face, all of that was forgotten. We had made our reservations last January and thought we were scheduled to be across from our friends, but found we were on the other end, never the less, as you can see we have a lovely site and finally a site that is on concrete and we will not be tracing in sand.
I am spoiled, I like staying in FamCamps, as they have security and lots of lighting, so when I go out to walk Maci at night, I don't have to worry, we just go for a hike and we are close to the woods and I love it. The first night we were here, I talked Lou into going for a walk and we ended up taking a blazed path in the woods after dinner and I thoroughly enjoyed it, no bugs, light breeze. We found out later that it was a five mile walk, but we did get a ride back home once we came out on the main road, after we did the five miles!! Or it would have been dark by the time we reached our RV, thanks goodness for our friends that had been out to dinner.
We have about 20 rigs in attendance and have met many different people and renewed acquaintances from other Musters. It has been very hot, high 80's and low 90's with a breeze until today and we don't have a breeze today.
|Sign in front of Museum|
Yesterday Lou and I took another retired Army couple with us and we drove to Fort Eustis,VA and toured the United States Army Transportation Museum. We all found it very interesting, as it was established in 1970 and takes the visitor through history from 1700 with the Conestoga wagon and ships that served in the Revolutionary War to the Iraqi Freedom. All of us saw things that brought the building of our country home to us. It was interesting to go with Bernie, as he was in the Army through the Korean War and Vietnam War and had many things on a personal level to share with us.
There was a display regarding the Red Ball Highway and I found that interesting, as my deceased husband patrolled the highway while it was in existence.
|Betty, Bernie and Lou at the entrance of the Museum.|
|1941 Plymouth (I think)|
|The Conestoga Wagon, originally built in Pennsylvania.|
|Trucks used during World War II along the Red Ball Highway.|
|Sign along the Red Ball Highway.|
|Motorcycle like Lou had.|
|Helicopter used in Korean War.|
|Trucks in Vietnam.|
|Gun Truck - The only one to return from Vietnam. " Eve of Destruction"|
|More in the Rail Pavilion.|
We spent about four hours there and enjoyed all of it and would recommend it to anyone. We saw several children as we went through it and they seemed to be enjoyed their tour also.
Last evening Lou and I suggested we eat at Captain George's in Williamsburg, and Dick Tracy said that he would drive, so six of us dined at the seafood buffet and enjoyed our meal and came away with very full tummies. Lou and I had eaten there when we last visited Willaimsburg and remembered the luscious meal we had. Tonight we all get together and have a pot luck meal, then pack up in the morning and depart for home.