at Arlington Cemetery before heading south to Feedricksburg and
waiting in traffic most of the afternoon. Like General Grant, I found
getting across the Rapahannock River very problematic, but my
adversaries were people in other cars blocking ygr way. I ventured
down some interesting country roads today that have not changed much
in 100 years. It has been another night of funding a spot after dark
which can hey you frustrated pretty quick. I pulled up next to a
state park campground that looked pretty full, so I was going to park
and sleep in the parking area. As I lay down a truck pulls up and a
flashlight in the window and I know I will have to move. There's two
spots in the campground and I park in a 30 ft RV spot and kill the
engine, it being after 1100 PM. The neighbors give me the "what the
hell is this guy waking people up and parking in the 30 ft spot for?"
look. Then I see the smaller spot the park ranger was talking about.
I decide not to start the engine and aggravate the locals any more
than necessary. So here I rest and move on tomorrow. Strange to think
that I have spent almost 10 days in Virginia and just scratched the
surface of things to see here. If I walk away with any singular
feeling it is an appreciation for the depth of people and events that
have shaped our country's relatively brief existence. Checking out
from Twin Lakes State Park, Virginia.
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