By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 1/27/2020
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All about my visits to the old dominion state.
Virginia state flag

I spent a number of years living in Northern Virginia, at a time when my kids were growing up and I was able to take them on many trips to the mountains for hiking and camping. Two of my kids still live there. Here are some of the highlights of trips I've made there.

Mary's Rock

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/12/1984
Posted: 12/19/2006
Topics: #Hiking #ShenandoahMountains #Virginia #Mary'sRock Page Views: 2572
A visit to a Virginia high country landmark.

Mary's Rock is a favorite hiking spot in the Shenandoah National Park. Its popularity is partly because it's a fairly easy hike, partly because it offers a spectacular view from its summit, but mostly, I think, because it's so easy to get to. The trail head begins at the parking lot of the concession right at the entrance to the park, where US 211 crosses the Skyline Drive.

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Yes, Santa Claus, There Is A Virginia

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 11/15/2008 1:30:00 PM
Topics: #Humor #FreeFlights #UnitedAirlines #BestWestern #DullesAirport #Virginia Page Views: 6183
My ex-wife and I make a cross-country visit together to our children in Virginia.

Some months ago, my daughter, Karen, was accepted for training as a flight attendant for regional airline, Colgan Air. She passed at the top of her class and is now, indeed, a flight attendant. And, as you may know, this has a direct application to me: I can now make flights for (almost) free, as can Karen's mother, Mary.

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