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VIRTUAL BLOG: BLOG #5: Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA


Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Hi everyone! I am overdue for a Virtual Walk Blog so here it is! I am now in Mechanicsville, Virginia, Hanover County. So far, since I started in October 10, I have walked a total of 74.8 miles, 40.8 of them in November! I had no idea until I looked at the stats in exercise.lbl.gov/ emoticon The Spark People Activity Tracker is making easier for me to keep track of my miles and enter the number into this website. Fun, fun, fun! emoticon

HERE IS THE ROAD I AM ON RIGHT NOW:


HERE IS MECHANICSVILLE'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE:
mechanicsville.virginia.
com/


The area was settled by English colonists starting in the 17th century. In "Old Mechanicsville" stands a stone windmill, now a landmark in the village. The building was constructed as a "Heritage Bank" branch office in the 1970s. In 2007-2008, it was restored and enlarged by a new bank occupancy. The "windmill" is decorative and driven by an electric motor.



Mechanicsville is associated with several major battles and numerous minor skirmishes during the American Civil War.

The following are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:

CLOVER LEA PLANTATION


COLD HARBOR NATIONAL CEMENTERY


COOL WELL


HANOVER MEETING HOUSE


IMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH


That's it! I am still in Virginia and I hope to visit another state soon so I better get moving, right? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FINCHFEEDER80 1/13/2014 3:39PM

    Mechanicsville is very close to Richmond, really, everyone just kind of considers it part of Richmond. I can get there in about 20 minutes from my apartment. In fact, we've looked at a couple of houses that have Mechanicsville mailing addresses. It's so fun watching someone tour your own stomping grounds! emoticon

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SANDRALEET 12/7/2013 2:26PM

    I like the blue dress silver shoes Silver purse would Be nice with simple diamond necklace My idea of clresing like a princes

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SETTIMIA 12/7/2013 7:32AM

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR KIND COMMENTS, WISHING YOU A FANTASTIC WEEKEND, KEEP REACHING FOR YOUR GOALS

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MICKEYH 12/6/2013 11:31PM

    emoticon Chelsea, you are doing great. Almost 100 mile. (^^)
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NEWCHINELO 12/6/2013 3:25PM

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SETTIMIA 12/6/2013 10:58AM

    WISHING YOU A GREAT WEEKEND, HOPE YOU HAVE FUN

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SOFTLYOPTIMIST 12/6/2013 8:49AM

    Hi Chelsea, I hadn't understood that you are tracking the walking you do in reality then counting the distance towards this walk - what a great idea! I did know that you can map your walks, but to turn them into a travel blog around your country is inspired. emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 12/6/2013 7:33AM

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PROVERBS31JULIA 12/5/2013 11:55PM

    So you don't actually go to the places. You just track out some miles at home but then plot it as a route somewhere else and then upload photos? I was thinking I should do something like this for Kansas? It doesn't have the mountains or beaches, but it does have a raw beauty one doesn't find in a crowded city, for sure!!

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SERENE-BEAN 12/5/2013 1:05AM

    Lovely!

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SETTIMIA 12/5/2013 12:12AM

    Oh wow, that looks amazing, love your blog. You are very fortunate to live there.

Thank you for your advice on sleeping, you are right, I need to rest, early night tonight.

Take care

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ALIHIKES 12/4/2013 11:46PM

    Thanks for sharing your progress! Looks like a beautiful (virtual) walk

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EMMACORY 12/4/2013 10:01PM

    Thanks for sharing....would be great to do it in person too and see all those sights! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COLUMBINE2 12/4/2013 9:45PM

    I feel soooo lucky to have accidentally "found" your blogs! As I was making this trip myself, I forgot to to look the info & photos..so I missed all the fun of the trip. So I'm getting a second chance as you progress across the country. Lucky, lucky me!

I'm getting very close to my actual home location, so it's really fun now. I need to explore the the area on the website! Maybe there will be a photo of my house ...HA! Doubtful, I live at the end of a dirt road on an isolated mountain! If there's a photo, I hope it doesn't show me outside in my robe! (tee hee!)

Have a great time in Virginia! Keep us posted! emoticon

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SILVER1369 12/4/2013 8:58PM

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MOTHEPRO 12/4/2013 6:11PM

    Very cool!

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MOM2ACAT 12/4/2013 5:39PM

    Another great blog!
That meeting house is very interesting; it looks like the windows are suspended on wire?

I sure do miss walking for exercise; it would be so much to do one of these virtual tours.

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PHOENIX1949 12/4/2013 5:12PM

    Enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/4/2013 3:25PM

    Thanks for sharing your journey and the pictures! HUGS

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 12/4/2013 12:58PM

    WOOHOO! WAY TO GO! You're really rocking this walk. Wishing you continued success!

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SPARKLINGME176 12/4/2013 10:10AM

    Hi! Sweetness! I'm not sure I get this! Are you walking in front of a computer or what? Help me understand, ok?

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LIVINGFREE19 12/4/2013 10:06AM

    Sounds like an interesting place!

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SANDRALEET 12/4/2013 9:56AM

    That looks like fun .

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THINFITFEMINIST 12/4/2013 9:50AM

    Well this is certainly firing up some ideas for my virtual walk. Any tips please let me know.

Karen

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MAWMAW101 12/4/2013 9:14AM

    What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing.
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GRACIEGOES 12/4/2013 9:12AM

    That's an interesting meeting house they have. Learn something new everyday, I guess :)

Reminds me I need to input my biking distances for the last week or so and find out where I am.

Thanks for sharing!

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/4/2013 9:10AM

    Have fun! Stay warm.

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