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Old 08-21-2011, 11:27 AM   #1
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Tom & Sandra from southwest Virginia says HELLO! We live in the blueridge mountains of Virginia 20 miles from Virginia Tech (GO HOKIES)
We are both retired (me 30+ yrs law enforcement and my wife 30+ Agency on Aging) and we recently purchased our first ever Casita trailer. In fact just four weeks ago we went on our first camper trip ever. Thanks for letting us come aboard and we are looking forward to meeting new friends.
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:29 AM   #2
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Welcome Tom and Sandra, you will love it here.
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Hi Tom and Sandra, welcome to FiberglassRV! Do you have any pictures to share?
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:40 AM   #4
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Tom & Sandra from southwest Virginia says HELLO! We live in the blueridge mountains of Virginia 20 miles from Virginia Tech (GO HOKIES)
We are both retired (me 30+ yrs law enforcement and my wife 30+ Agency on Aging) and we recently purchased our first ever Casita trailer. In fact just four weeks ago we went on our first camper trip ever. Thanks for letting us come aboard and we are looking forward to meeting new friends.
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:40 AM   #5
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Welcome Tom & Sandra,

I'm about 90 miles East of you in Lynchburg. I just bought my FGRV, an '83 Burro, the first week in June. So far, it has only had one outing, to serve as my bedroom and the target shack for a schuetzen match I sponsored near here. In fact, one of my Pulaski friends came and shot with us. I hope to go to several shooting events now that the *@#%* heat has let up a little... it looks like a couple of trips to Winchester for the North-South Skirmish and a couple more schuetzen matches for September and October. I've got a lot of interior work to do this Winter, but can "rough it" with what I have for now. Portable propane stove and large cooler will do until the stove top can be installed and a 3-way fridge can be bought and placed in its slot.

Are you thinking of any trips for the sake of just camping with a group of FGRV'ers like maybe the Asheville, NC doings in October?

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Old 08-24-2011, 05:28 PM   #6
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Welcome Tom and Sandra, looks we are picking up quite a few new members from Va. I live near the bay but do most of my fall and winter camping west of Stanton and Harrisonburg. I wanted to take a trip down the Blue Ridge PW this summer but like Froggie said it was too **** hot. Hope to meet you someday.
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There's a nice little state-owned campground up at the Peaks of Otter, right on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Maybe we could organize a Virginia FGRV-in for us and surrounding areas. We don't have to let other states have ALL the fun! Should I start looking into what would be involved in putting something like that together?

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There's a nice little state-owned campground up at the Peaks of Otter, right on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Maybe we could organize a Virginia FGRV-in for us and surrounding areas. We don't have to let other states have ALL the fun! Should I start looking into what would be involved in putting something like that together?

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Not a bad idea Froggie. Late April or early May would sure be a good time. I was think some where in the Shenandoah Valley area. Tom
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Tom & Sandra from southwest Virginia says HELLO! We live in the blueridge mountains of Virginia 20 miles from Virginia Tech (GO HOKIES)
We are both retired (me 30+ yrs law enforcement and my wife 30+ Agency on Aging) and we recently purchased our first ever Casita trailer. In fact just four weeks ago we went on our first camper trip ever. Thanks for letting us come aboard and we are looking forward to meeting new friends.
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We've been to your area many times, both our boys are VT graduates, definitely one of the most beautiful campuses in America . As well we celebrate our 47th wedding anniversary next Monday. One of our son's has a Casita, the other boy a Scamp.
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Hi, Tom! You live in my ancestral stomping grounds - BEAUTIFUL countryside around there. I hope to drag our Casita up there one day...
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:24 PM   #12
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Hello Norm & Ginney...and you are right. Very few campuses can compare with Virginia Tech. Tom
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:27 PM   #13
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Hello Mary F...Drag that Casita on up here. You can stay at Claytor Lake State park in Dublin. Tom
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Not a bad idea Froggie. Late April or early May would sure be a good time. I was think some where in the Shenandoah Valley area. Tom
What a great idea! We are near Charlottesville.
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Bad news... Peaks of Otter Campground is Federally Owned and is designated for primitive camping. It has 5-6 sets of rest rooms but no showers and no electric or water hookups. I'm going to do some more checking around to see what other possibilities might exist in the Central VA area to accommodate a bunch of FGRV'ers.

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Froggie, I think most of the State Parks in Virginia have electric and water hook-ups. I've been to a few...Claytor Lake is beautiful, as is Hungry Mother and Fairystone. Those are the closest to me (I live in Fancy Gap) and I'm sure the others are equally nice.
Anyone going to Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (Bristol VA/TN)next week? We stay at a County Park there, Sugar Hollow, it's really nice.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:41 AM   #17
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Virginia FGRV rally

Froggie...sure appears that we have created a bit of interest in a Virginia FGRV rally. I'm thinking some location centrally located would draw more folks, say the Richmond area for example. Having never done anything like this I can offer very little advice. I would be willing to help in planning any way I can. TomB
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I thought about the State-owned campground at Bear Creek Lake as a possibility... it is in Cumberland County about 50 miles West of downtown Richmond. It's not as neat for scenery (basically you're in the middle of a big old pine forest) but there's swimming and boating as well as picnicking, etc. You are close to a few minor attractions and could even get up to King's Dominion in a reasonable time on the way in or out of a gathering there.

A second option that came up is Smith Mountain Lake. The State Park there would be a good possibility if they have the facilities folks want/need. The scenery there would be a better selling point, and folks interested in boating would have more options available to them. Fairystone might also be one worth examining a little more closely; it's long on scenery, but I'm not sure what other attractions it offers.

If there is sufficient interest, I'll pursue those possibilities next. I'm running a small rifle match at the end of October, so I'll probably not get real serious with this project until I have that out of the way.

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Hello fellow Members from Virginia. Please let me know of any great campgrounds that you find.

There is a wonderful local campground near me, close to Williamsburg VA. Its called chickahominy riverfront park. The campsites are on bluffs overlooking the river. Can get crowded when there are festivals in the park, but also can be quiet and lovely.

I'm all for a Virginia fiberglass rally. It would be lovely in the fall, in the mountains, when the leaves are changing color.
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