## ODonnellWeb – Tag Camping

Big Meadows Campground - Shenandoah National Park

Posted on 06/21/2021 in misc • Tagged with Travel, Camping, Virginia, Hiking

Camping, and a fabulous waterfall hike


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One Year of #RVLife

Posted on 06/17/2021 in misc • Tagged with Travel, Camping, Life

We bought our camper one year ago


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Breaks Interstate Park

Posted on 06/07/2021 in misc • Tagged with Travel, Camping, Hiking, Virginia

Trip report on a long weekend at Breaks Interstate Park


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Great Smokey Mountain National Park Gatlinburg

Posted on 05/22/2021 in misc • Tagged with Travel, GSMNP, Camping, Hiking, Tennessee

Trip report 2/2 on our week at Great Smokey Mountain National Park


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Great Smokey Mountain National Park - Townsend

Posted on 05/16/2021 in misc • Tagged with Travel, GSMNP, Camping, Hiking, Tennessee

Trip report 1/2 on our week at Great Smokey Mountain National Park


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Camping at Chippokes State Park

Posted on 11/22/2020 in misc • Tagged with Camping, Virginia, Travel

Loudest campground I've been to all year. But I'd still go back


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Camping at Holliday Lake State Park

Posted on 11/13/2020 in misc • Tagged with Camping, Virginia, Hiking, Travel

It's a nice park. You should camp there.


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Camping at James River State Park

Posted on 11/05/2020 in misc • Tagged with Camping, Virginia

It's a nice park. You should camp there.


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Otter Peaks and Creeks

Posted on 10/18/2020 in misc • Tagged with Camping, Hiking, Virginia, Travel

Peaks, creeks, and a B-25 crash site


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Beach Camping at Cape Hatteras

Posted on 09/28/2020 in misc • Tagged with Camping, Travel, North_Carolina

Trip: 8
Total Nights: 22

We normally stay up near Kitty Hawk for our annual-ish Outer Banks weekend, but with the camper we decided to go farther south to Hatteras.

A few days prior to our trip Hurricane Teddy passed by well offshore, but still sent enough water crashing west …


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Blue Ridge Parkway Days 5-6

Posted on 09/17/2020 in misc • Tagged with Camping, Hiking, Travel, Blue_Ridge_Pkwy, North_Carolina

Trip: 7
Total Nights: 19

On Friday morning we backtracked from Stone Mountain State Park to the Blue Ridge Parkway and continued our journey south at milepost 229. It was foggy and cloudy and the forecast was calling for rain, but we mostly stayed dry. You are starting to stay …


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Blue Ridge Parkway Days 3-4

Posted on 09/15/2020 in misc • Tagged with Camping, Hiking, Travel, Blue_Ridge_Pkwy, Virginia, North_Carolina

Trip: 7
Total Nights: 17

We got up early on day 3 and packed up to move on down the road, but not without some excitement. We had a sewage hookup at the site but for reasons unknown my gray water tank would not drain out the hose. It would …


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Blue Ridge Parkway Days 1-2

Posted on 09/14/2020 in misc • Tagged with Camping, Virginia, Hiking, Blue_Ridge_Pkwy, Travel

Trip: 7
Total Nights: 15

We started our week long adventure on Labor Day. While everybody else was headed home to go back to work, we were headed west to the Virginia mountains. We entered the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 0 near Waynesboro VA. The plan for day 1 …


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Journey is not just a band

Posted on 09/13/2020 in misc • Tagged with Camping, Virginia

Journey is not just the band that produced one of the greatest make-out albums ever.

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If you are confused...

In other news, the six night trip down the Blue Ridge parkway was amazing. Several blog posts are coming...

BRP selfie


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Ascape 6 - Beach Camping at First Landing State Park

Posted on 08/31/2020 in misc • Tagged with Camping, Virginia, Travel

Trip: 6
Total Nights: 13

The weather forecast a week out looked fabulous, mid 80s and sunny all weekend. Then Hurricane Laura set its sights on the US and once on land made a sharp right and beelined for the Mid-Atlantic area. I was checking the forecast several times a …


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Ascape 5 - Wet Weekend at Douthat State Park

Posted on 08/16/2020 in misc • Tagged with Camping, Virginia

Trip: 5
Total Nights: 11

We got to our campsite at 6:30 PM on Friday. It started raining at about 7:30 PM. It stopped raining about 8 AM Sunday morning. You are not really a camper if you haven’t toughed it out through a washout weekend, and …


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Where are the good camping blogs?

Posted on 08/03/2020 in misc • Tagged with Camping, Blogs

I just spent 30 minutes clicking through several "Top 20 camping blogs you must be reading now" articles. Do you know what I found?

A bunch of SEO optimized, glossy online magazines with all the soul of a piece of white bread. It was all "Top 15 places to stay …


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Ascape 4 - Shenandoah KOA

Posted on 08/02/2020 in misc • Tagged with Camping, Virginia, Hiking, Travel

Trip: 4
Total Nights: 9

We took the Ascape out for the 4th time this weekend, this time a father-son trip to go hiking. On the drive up there must have been traffic on the Interstate as Google routed us on US Hwy 33 all the way from Richmond to …


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Ascape 3 - Teddy's First Camping Trip

Posted on 07/20/2020 in misc • Tagged with Camping, Travel, Virginia, Hiking

Trip: 3
Total Nights: 7

Our third trip in the Ascape was a weekend camping trip to Fairy Stone State Park. 30 minutes before we left I looked at Michelle and said, “Let’s take Teddy.” Teddy is our Jackshund (Jack Russell / Dachshund) who at the moment I said that …


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Ascape 2 - Lexington VA Camping 2020

Posted on 07/06/2020 in misc • Tagged with Camping, Hiking, Virginia

Trip: 2
Total nights: 5

This was our 2nd trip in the camper. This time it was me and my son. We spent 3 nights at the KOA Natural Bridge / Lexington.

This particular KOA is not my favorite campground. The campground staff is not taking the threat from the Covid-19 …


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