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VIRTUAL WALK: Blog # 4: Glendale, Virginia, USA.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Hello, Spark friends! Thanks for going on this virtual walk with me. Right now I am in Glendale, Virginia, USA (online, of course). emoticon I am using the following website to do my walk: exercise.lbl.gov/index.h
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I have walked 50 miles since October 10, when I started, and now it is easier to keep track because I am using the new SP Exercise Tracker. Here I am on the road:



It seems that Glendale is a small town in the county of Charles City because the town did not have its own website. The county, though, has a website and here is the link:

www.co.charles-city.va.u
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The county was settled in 1613 and it is situated between Williamsburg, VA and Richmond, VA. For genealogy enthusiasts, the website has a marriage database that goes from 1762-1849:

www.charlescity.org/marr
iages/


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BERKELEY PLANTATION


Berkeley, one of Virginia’s most historic plantations, is the birthplace of Benjamin Harrison V., signer of the Declaration of Independence and William Henry Harrison, ninth U.S. president. The first official Thanksgiving was held here (1619). Interesting, isn't it?

EDGEWOOD PLANTATION


Edgewood, built ca. 1849 in the Gothic Revival Style, surprises visitors with its northern exterior and southern interior, including a double spiral staircase and 10 fireplaces. Edgewood was used to hold services for Westover Church during the Civil War.

SHERWOOD FOREST PLANTATION


Sherwood Forest Plantation was the home of the 10th U.S. President John Tyler from 1842 until his death in 1862, and has been continuously occupied by his descendants since that time. Original dependencies surround the home, along with a magnificent collection of tress and landscaped grounds.

VIRGINIA BIRDING AND WILDLIFE TRAIL
www.dgif.virginia.gov/vb
wt/loop.asp?trail=1&loop=CPL


Within Virginia's 43,000 square miles of diverse natural habitat, you can find some 400 species of birds, 250 species of fish, 150 species of terrestrial and marine mammals, 150 species of amphibians and reptiles, and a wide variety of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates. The Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail celebrates this diversity and part of it is near Glendale.









Have you visited this county and area of Virginia? Do you enjoy the outdoors whether it is going on walks or hiking, day trips, fishing, or just relaxing with friends and family at various national parks or local parks?

Thanks for visiting and going with me on my virtual walk. emoticon
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SNOWFLAKE322 11/23/2013 10:31AM

    Virginia is a beautiful state. driven through it and the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. Just don't speed through it. First hand experience. LOL

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ENDUROVET 11/22/2013 5:41PM

    Great photos! OK, you guilted me into it - I'll try to post some from my (real-life) FL expedition...

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CYBERCITYSHELL 11/22/2013 5:28PM

    Thanks for the virtual walk Chelsea. The pictures are lovely. It is interesting how places have so much history before as well as during and after we have gone. Sometimes when I am out walking I look at the trees and scenery and think how they will still be there in many years to come. In how they will grow and spread and we are living in a moment in time. And buildings carry many stories of history and hopefully time to come.
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COLUMBINE2 11/21/2013 8:53AM

    I'm doing this same cyber walk...it's so fun to see your blog & progress report!

I started a long time ago...and am moving very slowly..but it's still fun! I have a lot of excuses why it's taking so long...but I still enjoy the journey.

I'm in my home state of CO now....inching north to head up toward Oregon eventually.

See you on the trail! I loved VA!
Nancy

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FLORIDASUN 11/21/2013 8:35AM

    This is soooo awesome...what a great idea to share with your sparkies~

Love you girlfriend! emoticon

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FISHER011 11/20/2013 3:57PM

    Chelsea- you are so awesome! thanks for sharing! I love your blog & I am going to check out doing a virtual walk-great idea, Congrats on your miles walking , looks like so much fun!
~LOVE~ & emoticon Debbie emoticon

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MLDRLD 11/20/2013 9:19AM

    Thank you for sharing you virtual walk! You are doing so well! emoticon

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GRACIEGOES 11/19/2013 10:18PM

    This is great! I've been using the same site for a while now. Amazing progress. Congrats on making it this far.

I didn't consider doing a bit of research about the places I end up at and learning things along the way. I will do so from now on. Thanks so much for the idea!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 11/19/2013 12:46PM

    I love how you are documenting your walk with pictures as well as descriptions. You are doing FANTASTIC!

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SETTIMIA 11/19/2013 3:32AM

    Hiya, I love the virtual walk, do you do it as well and then put the pics in?

Yes I also do the Lesley Sansone 'Wall at Home' 5 mile fat burning walk' I love it, just started.

Trying to learn the steps for Zumba! lots of great fun

HAVE A GREAT DAY AND THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL BLOG

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TREV1964 11/17/2013 7:01PM

    One of the things I notice about the pictures of buildings in America as opposed to the UK. There are a lack of hedges and fences around the properties the way we have them here. It all seems to lack the privacy that we tend to go for over here. Then again you always seem to have so much more space out there when compared to here as well. We have to go onto the moors to get the sense of open space that seems to be in abundance there.

A lovely virtual walk though and very informative indeed.

A good blog that I enjoyed reading.

Many thanks

Cheers

Trev

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THIMBLER 11/17/2013 7:51AM

    I love your blog. Kind of makes me want to go there! I am glad you are "getting out" more!

Have a fabulous day!

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1BEACHWALKER 11/16/2013 9:44PM

    Reminds me of Ohio, where I was born and raised. That is fascinating all the plantations that are there-beautiful! And that the presidents lived there in some. Didn't realize they were so wealthy! I love the history of places. I am going to have to do a virtual walk like that! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MUSCLE-UP 11/16/2013 12:04PM

    Love strolling along on these virtual walks thru lovely scenery. Reminds me of just how much beauty there is around us.

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AUTUMNHOPE 11/16/2013 11:10AM

    I had NO idea how beautiful Virginia was ! emoticon emoticon for sharing this with us . What beautiful homes & scenery! I'll have to share this with my Mom !
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WALKTHETALKBENI 11/16/2013 9:21AM

    Wow, nice trip! And so many places! What a nice idea!
Well done on the miles too!!! Good for you!
Keep it up!
Big emoticon Beni

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HICKOK-HALEY 11/16/2013 3:10AM

    Your moving along. I love the old homes and plantations out there. Thanks for the info. The Meadow Lark looks pretty much the same as our Western Meadow Lark, but their song differs. emoticon

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 11/16/2013 2:47AM

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LIVINGFREE19 11/15/2013 10:46PM

    Love the pics!

There is so much information in this blog.

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KADULAC 11/15/2013 4:41PM

    That is beautiful. I love the history of places. I love walking near water and watching birds. They are so fascinating.

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PATTYKLAVER 11/15/2013 4:06AM

    Beautiful scenery! I keep saying I'm going to start, but I've been so busy lately that I just haven't gotten to it.

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MSLZZY 11/14/2013 10:19PM

    Very nice and all those miles behind you!

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MICKEYH 11/14/2013 9:19PM

    I have visited Virginia near DC line. They had nice huge mansion. And once visited colonial beach as well. They are very rich in history. Thanks for sharing this virtual walk with us. I enjoyed it.
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1CRAZYDOG 11/14/2013 8:47PM

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MOM2ACAT 11/14/2013 6:34PM

    I would love to see inside those plantations!

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2ABBYNORMAL 11/14/2013 1:18PM

    Thank you for sharing your virtual beautiful walk.
I enjoyed the pictures and the history of everything.
I am looking forward for more.
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ASOBFALLS 11/14/2013 1:17PM

    emoticon Never walk alone!

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SANDRALEET 11/14/2013 11:34AM

    have fun my friend emoticon are free

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/14/2013 11:07AM

    Beautiful

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THE_RED_BIRD 11/14/2013 10:40AM

    Thanks for the link to the virtual walk site. I've been looking for something like this as an added incentive. Very cool!

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LAWANDMUSIC 11/14/2013 10:39AM

    WOW Nice blog!

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