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virginia Virginia

VA

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Population: 8.6 million
Capital: Richmond

Day 15: Travel Day | Roanoke, VA to Asheville, NC

Day 15: Travel Day | Roanoke, VA to Asheville, NC

Thursday, November 12, 2020Travel Day | Roanoke, VA to Asheville, NCODOMETER: 79,410 | MILES TRAVELED: 1,465instagramfacebookyoutubetwitter  by GrantWe hit the road and head for Asheville. The Appalachian Mountains are really tough on Thelma and we have to nurse...

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Day 14: Travel Day | Baltimore, MD to Roanoke, VA

Day 14: Travel Day | Baltimore, MD to Roanoke, VA

Wednesday, November 11, 2020Travel Day | Baltimore, MD to Roanoke, VAODOMETER: 79,166 | MILES TRAVELED: 1,221instagramfacebookyoutubetwitter  by JanaIt’s a rainy gray day and we leave Baltimore and Tim & Liz’s and head to Charlottesville to move our deck...

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Day 5: Travel Day | Fairfax, VA to a Rest Stop in CT

Day 5: Travel Day | Fairfax, VA to a Rest Stop in CT

Monday, November 2, 2020Travel Day: Fairfax, VA to a Rest Stop in CTODOMETER: 78,382 | MILES TRAVELED: 437instagramfacebookyoutubetwitter  by GrantWe awoke to a lovely sunrise over the Walmart parking lot next to a dumpster in Fairfax, VA. Turns out there are no...

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Day 4: Travel Day: Charlottesville to Fairfax, VA

Day 4: Travel Day: Charlottesville to Fairfax, VA

Sunday, November 1, 2020 Travel Day: Charlottesville to Fairfax, VA ODOMETER: 78,048 | MILES TRAVELED: 109 instagramfacebookyoutubetwitter  by GrantWe awoke in the warm and cozy confines of Thelma and did our final runs to the house and storage. Stand-up paddle...

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Day 3: Halloween | Panorama Farm, Virginia

Day 3: Halloween | Panorama Farm, Virginia

Saturday, October 31, 2020Panorama Farm, VirginiaODOMETER: 77,955 | MILES TRAVELED: 10 instagramfacebookyoutubetwitter  by GrantHalloween and a full moon! We saw some hot air balloons rise above the chilly early morning mist on the farm. There were more runs to...

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Day 2: Panorama Farm, Virginia

Day 2: Panorama Farm, Virginia

Friday, October 30, 2020Panorama Farm, VirginiaODOMETER: 77,947 | MILES TRAVELED: 2instagramfacebookyoutubetwitter  by GrantToday was a continuation of packing, moving items to storage and getting Thelma ready for her inaugural journey. We didn’t have to venture...

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Day 1: Moving Day | Earlysville, Virginia

Day 1: Moving Day | Earlysville, Virginia

Thursday, October 29, 2020Moving Day | Earlysville, VirginiaODOMETER: 77,945 | MILES TRAVELED: 0instagramfacebookyoutubetwitter  by GrantMoving day. We spent the last three weeks packing, sorting, consolidating and selling off our stuff. We had a yard sale the...

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Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Leg 4: Fiji to Brisbane Passage

Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Leg 4: Fiji to Brisbane Passageinstagramfacebookyoutubetwitter  A Long-Awaited Departure After having waited in French Polynesia for two and a half months, we excitedly sailed out of Bora Bora around 7:30 am on Saturday, September 4th....

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Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Leg 3: Bora Bora to Fiji Passage

After having waited in French Polynesia for two and a half months, we excitedly sailed out of Bora Bora around 7:30 am on Saturday, September 4th. Like the rest of French Polynesia, Bora Bora was in COVID lockdown, and we had spent the last week waiting for our departure paperwork to go through all the requisite bureaucratic channels. This required multiple trips to the local gendarmerie (police station), where Grant quickly befriended the two kind and helpful officers, Alex and Bruno.

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Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Leg 2: Mo’orea to Bora Bora

It took us about 24 hours to get from Mo’orea to Bora Bora on August 28 2021. Like the rest of French Polynesia, Bora Bora was in COVID lockdown, and we spent a  week there waiting for our departure paperwork to go through all the requisite bureaucratic channels. This required multiple trips to the local gendarmerie (police station), where Grant quickly befriended the two kind and helpful officers, Alex and Bruno.

We made trips to get water, fuel and provisions, but apart from that we had to stay on the boat. We passed the time snorkeling (saw a giant moray eel!) and inventing new water sports.

Once we received our exit paperwork, we were finally free to leave for Fiji.

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Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Leg 4: Fiji to Brisbane Passage

Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Leg 4: Fiji to Brisbane Passageinstagramfacebookyoutubetwitter  A Long-Awaited Departure After having waited in French Polynesia for two and a half months, we excitedly sailed out of Bora Bora around 7:30 am on Saturday, September 4th....

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Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Leg 3: Bora Bora to Fiji Passage

After having waited in French Polynesia for two and a half months, we excitedly sailed out of Bora Bora around 7:30 am on Saturday, September 4th. Like the rest of French Polynesia, Bora Bora was in COVID lockdown, and we had spent the last week waiting for our departure paperwork to go through all the requisite bureaucratic channels. This required multiple trips to the local gendarmerie (police station), where Grant quickly befriended the two kind and helpful officers, Alex and Bruno.

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Sailing Tahiti to Australia | Leg 2: Mo’orea to Bora Bora

It took us about 24 hours to get from Mo’orea to Bora Bora on August 28 2021. Like the rest of French Polynesia, Bora Bora was in COVID lockdown, and we spent a  week there waiting for our departure paperwork to go through all the requisite bureaucratic channels. This required multiple trips to the local gendarmerie (police station), where Grant quickly befriended the two kind and helpful officers, Alex and Bruno.

We made trips to get water, fuel and provisions, but apart from that we had to stay on the boat. We passed the time snorkeling (saw a giant moray eel!) and inventing new water sports.

Once we received our exit paperwork, we were finally free to leave for Fiji.

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Our favorite secret spot on the Sunshine Coast 💙 ...

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We flew to Sydney to see our favorite stand up comedian, Hannah Gadsby’s latest show, “Body of Work,” at the Sydney Opera House. It just so happens that both Hannah and the Opera House were on our bucket list, and the show was being filmed as Hannah’s third Netflix special. If you are not familiar with her work, we highly recommend both “Nanette” and “Douglas,” Hannah’s first two Netflix specials. Then there is “Ten Steps to Nanette,” Hannah’s NYT best-selling book which is one of the most groundbreaking memoirs I’ve ever read. The world needs more Hannahs, period. ...

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A new family adventure: a 6-week pottery workshop. 💙 ...

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Fraser Island is the biggest sand island in the world. Its protected wilderness allows you to immerse in pure nature. Fraser's magic is composed of many environments, including the oldest sand dunes in the world, perched dune lakes including both clear "white water" lakes and dark "black water" lakes; banksia woodlands, heath, patterned swampy fens and sheltered mangrove areas. It's the only sand island in the world to have rainforest growing on it, giant trees growing right out of the sand. ...

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