Throwback Thursday #6 – September 12, 2015

We’re not traveling as much in our fifth wheel anymore so I thought it would be fun to relive some of our most memorable days from previous RV trips.

On this day four years ago, September 12 2015. we were camping at Claytor Lake State Park, Virginia, one of our favorite state park campgrounds. Our daughter lives nearby and we enjoyed the fall beauty of the park when we weren’t enjoying spending time with her family.

It’s always fun to be somewhere and have an unexpected event taking place. Four years ago today, the Claytor Lake Triathlon was going on. I walked over to the lake to watch some of the race.

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Ready, set , go!
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Swimmers in the 2015 Claytor Lake Triathlon
Swimmers heading for the beach
Swimmers heading for the beach at Claytor Lake
Starting the bike ride
Starting the bike ride

I enjoyed walking the trails in the state park every morning. One morning I spotted white tailed deer in the woods.

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White tailed deer at Claytor Lake State Park, VA

We enjoyed Claytor Lake so much we have camped there multiple times. There’s more about this stay at A few days in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia.

Last week’s Throwback Thursday was interrupted by Hurricane Dorian. After waiting on pins and needles for several days to see where it was going to go, we decided not to evacuate. The center of the storm passed offshore about 80 miles east of us at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. The wind gusts were strong at times but we had no damage and no flooding. Other than some yard cleanup we were fine and only lost power for 18 minutes. Our neighborhood had no major damage and for that I am very grateful.

The Bahamas did not fare so well. Please keep the Bahamian people in your prayers. It will be a long time before many of them will be able to recover from the devastation Dorian caused there.

 

 

11 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday #6 – September 12, 2015

  1. I enjoy going back in time with you! We have a Triathlon here at the lake as well. So fun.

    I’m also so happy that you and your neighborhood faired well through Dorian. Glad you are safe my friend. And yes… many prayers for our Bahamians. 🙏🏻

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  2. It’s fun taking trips down memory lane. So often we only remember bits and pieces until we look back at the pictures. We’ll be heading south in a week or so, maybe we’ll check out Claytor Lake SP. Glad you fared so well during Dorian. It will likely be years before the Bahamas recover completely.

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