Posted by: sunnyharvy | April 7, 2011

Virginia is for Lovers

Last night we were hosted by friends in Warrenton, Virginia, which is why I didn’t have time to make a blog posting.

It was fun to socialize and enjoy the dinner they prepared for us. They insisted that we use their guest room so we slept in a real bed last night. It’s so quiet here that we slept in kind of late. We’ve had breakfast and are now heading out to take a hike at the Manassas Battlefield.

We were on the road most all day yesterday driving through the back roads of North Carolina before heading into Virginia on the dreaded Route 95. Folks who only drive the major Interstate highways are really missing out. The smaller roads we’ve been on almost all have 55 mph speed limits so we are still able to make good time while enjoying some beautiful rural scenery and old town centers.

HaRVy continues to please us. The evenings are now quite cool so we’ve been using the diesel cabin heater, which kept us very cozy. All the appliances – the heater, refrigerator, and hot water heater are all surprisingly quiet. So much so that we could easily forget to turn them off. So far so good with all the systems…even the pump out works.

Studying the Vehicle Manuals

The onboard usable storage is exceptional for such a small space. Everywhere you look there’s another convenient compartment tucked in. In the cab area each front door has lage segmented areas with plenty of room for hats, glasses, maps, guidebooks and even my iPad. On the back of each seat is a large pouch and the glove box is huge. We’re keeping our clothes in duffel bags under the bench seat as well as in the hanging locker. There is food and kitchen storage galore with room for much more than a week’s worth of chow plus all the necessary dishes, pots and pans, silverware and more. Have I mentioned that there is even a microwave?

The bathroom has spill-proof shelves, an under sink cabinet and a retractable overhead clothese line. Inside the rear doors (entered from outside) is an entirely seperate storage area for stuff like tools, folding chairs, hoses, and other utility items so you don’t have to trip over them in the living area.

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