Kansas City to Virginia

September 24, 2007, 10:38 pm

I'm now in Richmond, VA on my way to Virginia Beach.  My sister is flying out to meet me on Tuesday and we will then tour the New England States for the spectacular fall colors......then slowly head back south on the coast stopping wherever we please.  Our brother and his family are in Florida....after visiting them and a friend in Naples, we will head back cross country to Santa Cruz, CA.  I will spend the holidays at home, then head out again.

I now have my new 20" TV in "Phoebe McGee" and it's really nice.  After it was replaced in Minot, N. D., I headed for Kansas City to visit with friends and former neighbors in CA. Arn & Rosemary in KC.

From museums to movies to blues festivals to restaurants to cooking to football games...it was an incredible experience.  Kansas City is a beautiful city..

When I left them, I was spontaneous the entire time....ending up in charming Hannibal~Mark Twain~country...seeing his boyhood home, the museum, the Becky Thatcher House, and I stayed at an RV park by the cave where Tom and Becky got lost in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer".

A few more caves in Kentucky, then on to Cincinnati, OH to visit a high school friend and his wife for a few days. Mick & Brenn It's so much fun visiting friends interspersed with "prairies, cowboys, rivers, lakes, buffalo"....just the right balance.

I loved West Virginia (the only "northern state" during the Civil War).  Spent a few days around Lewisburg in the Allegheny Mountains.  The Victorian architecture and art centers and luxury resorts and the look of contentment on the faces of the tourist and the small town inhabitants say it all.....it is featured in National Geographic's Guide to Small Town Escapes and the 100 Best Small Art Towns in America.

I also stayed in the small community of Charlottesville, VA .... small but 'oh, so large in history'.....considered by some 'the best place to live in America'.....some name drops include....Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, James Monroe, James Madison....now home to authors John Grisham, Anne Bettie, Rita Mae Brown and of course, The University of Virginia.

Edgar Allen Poe Museum
                                                  While in Richmond I will have a few days to explore some nearby attractions, i.e., Edgar Allen Poe Museum and many other museums and the Pamunkey Indian Reservation.....and then head for Virginia Beach to meet my sis......

gypsy mama~