You may have noticed I was missing in action yesterday. You see, each campground has different Internet access rules. Some places you can hop right onto the Internet, one place I had to pay, and last night it was impossible to get on without a code. I called the emergency after-hours phone number that each campground provides to get the code, but no dice. I called twice. So this morning I went to the Aquia Pines Camp office, got the code and posted today (for yesterday): We did our first RV sewer disposal. It went pretty well. We had a lot of driving ahead of us. We went first to Appomattox Court House. We parked at the Appomattox park made sandwiches in the RV, then sat outside and ate them. Then we walked around park. This is the spot where the Confederate army surrendered to the Union army. There’s a bunch of restored or reconstructed Civil War-era buildings on a beautiful stretch of land. In the gift shop, they sold Confederate and Union flags. As a northerner, born and raised in New Jersey, Confederate flags have always scared me.
We stopped for gas and in the convenience store I saw what I’m calling The World’s Largest Selection of Beef Jerky (click on photo above). Then another long drive over to Fredricksburg. We filled up the gas tank on the way. We saw some historical buildings in Fredricksburg and ate at an Irish pub. Fredricksburg felt very cosmopolitan and Northern. I was sad that we were no longer in the South. I missed the friendliness, the quiet, the food. We found a campground in Stafford, Virginia. It was woodsy but you could hear the traffic on the nearby highway. We spent about a half-hour getting rid of travel brochures and other paraphernalia we no longer needed, and packed our suitcases. Tomorrow we return the RV to the RVIA in Reston. Lights out.