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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Virginia, One of the Most Historic States

Aloha Everyone,

A glorious sky and the blossom of the dogwood tree greeted us this morning. To be specific, the State flower is not really a flower, but the blossom of the dogwood tree, which is also the state tree.

Nearly every place you drive in the commonwealth of Virginia is immersed in history. Over 2,200 of the 4,000 battles during the civil war were fought here.

J.J. made a detour to drive through the campus of the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. The school is a state supported military college. The oldest of such institution in the country, VMI offers strict military discipline combined with a spartan, physically and academically demanding environment. J.J. recalls that when his "Happy-go-lucky" older brother, Andy, came home for the summer, there were changes in his physical and mental attitude. It impressed everyone especially their mother. She also wanted J.J. to attend VMI.

So much to do and see in Virginia. For example, eight United States Presidents were born in Virginia: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson. Each has an ancestral home or birth place.

We decided to make the Endless Cavern RV Resort located in New Market near Harrisonburg as Honu's home for the next 4 nights. After dining on a healthy dinner, I am beginning to go over nearly 3 inches of stacked brochures and maps of things to do and places to visit.

Aloha -- Cathi