Category Archives: Virginia

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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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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St Stephens Episcopal, Catlett, Virginia

Built 1880. Cedar Run Parish founded 40 years earlier, but original church burnt during Civil War. Shared rectors for many years with nearby Grace Episcopal. For several years in the 50s, had Rev. Charles P. Moncure as rector, perhaps a … Continue reading

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Grace Episcopal, Casanova, Virginia

Built 1865, a country church on a woodsy dirt road. A nice view across farmland to the east.

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Icy Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg

From the little unnamed fishermen’s park on River Road in Stafford, looking at sunset across the icy Rappahannock River towards Old Town, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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Icy Occoquan

Boat dock at Mamie Davis Park, Occoquan, Virginia, after lunch January 11th, 2018

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