## ODonnellWeb – Tag Fredericksburg

Dickey Ridge Hike

Posted on 04/09/2017 in misc • Tagged with Travel, Fredericksburg, Hikes

Dickey Ridge View

It was another glorious weekend, so another opportunity to get out and do something outdoors. I have new hiking shoes courtesy of Santa, so today seemed seemed like a good today to give them a test run with a relatively easy 5.3 mile hike starting and ending at the …

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Daytrip to Solomons Island, MD

Posted on 04/02/2017 in misc • Tagged with Travel, Fredericksburg

Solomons Bridge

With a 65 degree, blue sky day and nothing pressing to do at home, I decided it was a good day to get out and explore. Perusing Google Maps and a few Day trips from DC articles that Google delivered, I decided on Solomons Island, MD as the day's destination …

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Newspapers in 2016

Posted on 11/28/2016 in misc • Tagged with News, Politics, Fredericksburg


A couple of weeks ago I subscribed to my local newspaper, The Freelance Star. I was hoping to avoid online news sources a bit, and be able to keep up on local news while avoiding the web site / Facebook page, and the community of bigoted racists that seem to live …

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Chancellorsville's Forgotten Front

Posted on 11/15/2016 in misc • Tagged with Books, Fredericksburg, History

Chancellorsville's Forgotten Front: The Battles of Second Fredericksburg and Salem Church, May 3, 1863 by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White

2nd Fredericksburg and the Battle of Salem Church get overlooked in Civil War history because they were part of the more famous Chancellorsville campaign. This battle is of special …

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Hoover Camp hike in Shenandoah National Park

Posted on 09/28/2014 in misc • Tagged with Hikes, SNP, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Hike report on the Hoover Camp trail

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Memorial Day thoughts

Posted on 05/26/2014 in misc • Tagged with Fredericksburg, History

Thinking out loud on Memorial Day

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Stafford Civil War Park

Posted on 01/20/2014 in misc • Tagged with History, Fredericksburg

Hike report on the Hoover Camp trail

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Buck Hollow to Mary's Rock Hike

Posted on 09/01/2013 in misc • Tagged with Hikes, Fredericksburg

A challenging hike in SNP

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Bear Church Rock hike

Posted on 08/24/2013 in misc • Tagged with Hikes, Fredericksburg, Virginia

A nice little hike only 80 minutes from home

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Posted on 05/27/2013 in misc • Tagged with Hikes, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Camping over Memorial Day weekend

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A Lost Cause

Posted on 05/18/2013 in misc • Tagged with Fredericksburg, History

I had a run in with a lost causer

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150th anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg

Posted on 12/09/2012 in misc • Tagged with Fredericksburg, History

The NPS put on a hell of a show

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My school lunches were never like this

Posted on 01/22/2012 in misc • Tagged with Education, Fredericksburg

Catered lunches are a thing in schools

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Memorial Day 2011 in Fredericksburg

Posted on 05/31/2011 in misc • Tagged with Fredericksburg

We take Memorial Day seriously in Fredericksburg

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Give Me Spring Break or give me death

Posted on 05/20/2004 in misc • Tagged with Parenting, Education, Homeschooling, Fredericksburg

Local parents in uproar over possible cut back of Spring Break

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Posted on 07/10/2003 in misc • Tagged with Family, Fredericksburg

We weren't in Kansas, or on a Yellow Brick road

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