Category Archives: Virginia

Stafford County history

I spent some time here sitting in a traffic jam yesterday at the Falmouth light, and realized I don’t remember ever noticing this building before. Apparently it’s an important bit of the history of Old Falmouth Village: an African-American church … Continue reading

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Monday’s 26-mile bike ride

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Canal path, Fredericksburg

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Colonial Williamsburg

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War memorial, Stafford, Virginia

The black stone sphere spins gently on a pool of water. A press release described this as “a 3,000-pound floating granite world globe, floating above a pentagon-shaped base that is etched with the five branches of the Armed Services.”

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Canal Path, Fredericksburg

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A little bike ride in high heat and humidity

Ride 29, Mon July 2nd, 9:40am, Heritage Trail and Canal Path loop x 2, 6.4 miles, 45 mins, with Charlie and Leslie, 7:02 pace, 8.53 mph, 90F 32C 45% 77DP, failed to start our apps. This spot was under two … Continue reading

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Hyperion run flooded: Heritage Trail under water

Above, photo by Sarah of Joanne and me on Fall Hill Drive, Fredericksburg, Virginia, midway through the regular Saturday 6-miler from Hyperion Espresso. (The trail is on the far side of that guard rail.) And below, a police officer’s photo … Continue reading

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High Bridge Trail, Farmville, Virginia

Edwin, Randy, Bonnie, Trudy. We left Farmville about 10:30am, biked east about 15 miles at a leisurely pace to our picnic at the abrupt end of the trail in the woods near Burkeville. Then back, stopping here and there when … Continue reading

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Aside from Ferry Farm

We took Owen to see Ferry Farm, site of George Washington’s boyhood home, which is in Stafford County, across the Rappahannock from the Fredericksburg City Dock. (Recent photo by Elspeth; Owen’s quite interested in George.) After lunch at the historic … Continue reading

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