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Herring Fishing on the Chickahominy River, Virginia

Or “Why he did not get any fish scales on his face!” I was going through some old photos of my mother’s and came across a sequence she took of my father and his crew fishing for herring on the … Continue reading

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The Honeycomb Campground Solution (Camping)

Introduction One of the things that the Riverside Retro RV has opened up for us is regular camping, including opportunities for winter convenience camping. For example, it is convenient enough that we used it for our traditional Christmas family visit. … Continue reading

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Fort Pickens, Florida Camping Experience

Prologue Everything that happens on a camping trip—whether in a resort campground in a fully equipped motor home, a small camper, or tenting—begins in and is often colored by the campground experience. Have you ever heard camping summary comments that … Continue reading

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Early Mornings – A Special Morning Canvas (c. 1954)

Since my earliest childhood, I have enjoyed something about each morning. Perhaps I was influenced by my father. Living on a farm meant—for him, and therefore me, too—having to start at sunrise to complete all of the tasks demanded to … Continue reading

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Fun Camping and Horsing Around

East Fork Campground – Camping the way it was meant to be. There are not many campgrounds where you can have your morning coffee accompanied by the not-to-distant sound of a coal-fired locomotive venting steam, or a pair of short … Continue reading

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Fishing on the Farm Part 2 – Fishing before Football Practice

Fish for breakfast was not uncommon in my family. For that matter, my father (and I) liked salted herring and scrambled eggs for breakfast. By the time I was in high school, I had perfected the art of preparing fresh … Continue reading

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Fishing on the Farm Part 1 – The One that Did not Get Away

As I have mentioned before, growing up on the farm, I was spoiled—I just did not know it. We were surrounded by water—the Chickahominy River on one side and Diascund Creek on the other, and a ten-acre pond right in … Continue reading

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