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Wadcutter

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Posted: 02/25/22 08:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Since you're coming in from the south. Prince William Forest RV Campground.


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Posted: 02/26/22 03:34am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm thinking that booking for that time period is well underway.
If you end up somewhere south of I495 on I95 VA has a light rail system that originates in Fredericksburg and runs into DC and connects with the Metro system. Makes it easy to get around.
Here is the link to the stops. Clicky


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Posted: 02/26/22 06:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Where did they say they were coming in from the South? or did I miss that.

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Posted: 02/26/22 07:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ferndaleflyer wrote:

Where did they say they were coming in from the South? or did I miss that.


Yeah, you missed it. It was in the OP's initial post.
Here's what he wrote: "We will be coming from the south (via Richmond),".

There, you're now up to date.

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Wadcutter wrote:

Since you're coming in from the south. Prince William Forest RV Campground.


That is way down in Quantico. The place to stop for the Marine Museum though.


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Posted: 02/27/22 04:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Veebyes wrote:

Wadcutter wrote:

Since you're coming in from the south. Prince William Forest RV Campground.


That is way down in Quantico. The place to stop for the Marine Museum though.

HAHA!!! Way down there? Not like Q is a long way from WDC. And yes I know exactly how far it is. Lived there for a bit.
We've stayed at Prince William a number of times. A lot quieter than Cherry Hills. We'd drive north a short bit and catch the train in to WDC. Pretty painless.

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BCSnob wrote:

And there is the lesser known Alpha-gal syndrome.

If we get some warmer weather mid winter our dogs have picked up ticks in our pastures. A few of our dogs have had Lyme. We are ~50miles NNW of the DC Mall. On my commute towards DC I see license plates from PA, WV, and VA (occasionally DE) heading south on I270 from Frederick MD. Traffic in the region is heavy; “rush hour” from the north has started by 5am.


Do you vaccinate your dogs against Lyme? Just wondered. Since I spend some time in Virginia with our daughter/family camping, I decided to vaccinate Brendon. Daughter lost a dog to Lyme so now she vaccinates as well. The lyme affected his kidney, of which he only had one and killed him rather quickly.

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Yes we vaccinate against Lyme and we have learned to recognize the early symptoms of the infection in our dogs (shortened duration of focus and decreased stamina while working sheep). These symptoms are eliminated after 1 or 2 days on doxycycline.

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Did the OP make the trip?

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OP here. We're planning to leave Florida April 1. We're snowbirds, and our plan is to spend a month travelling to our home in western Colorado. The itinerary is FL to DC area to KY, to Nashville, and then straight to Colorado, arriving there about May 1st.

Yesterday I calculated the mileage/gasoline cost of three different routes. The one described above would be about 3K miles towing, plus approximately another 650 of driving around without the trailer. The 2nd was FL, Nashville, KY then straight to Colorado. The third (about 2K miles) was straight to Colorado. Nashville is on the way, so one of our favored visits could still happen, and I'm sure we can find a couple of other places that would be nice to visit along the way.

No one can predict the price of gas in April, but I'm sure it won't be low. We have a big decision to make in the next few days. The only silver lining I see is that there may be fewer people on the roads and in the campgrounds, but it's nothing to be glad about.

Thanks, everyone, for the helpful posts. It's always good to see the concern people on this forum show for the well-being of folks who need some advice.

Any input on the above would be welcome, and thanks again.

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