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What constitutes a country visit?

I recently read an article in the Washington Post travel section about one couple’s trip around the world to “five countries, one island city-state and a former British colony administered by China” (click here for article).  It got me thinking about not only what counts as a “country”, but also what constitutes a “visit” to that country. Continue reading “What constitutes a country visit?”

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AT: Virginia and West Virginia

Chris has been hiking with his son for the past 140 miles or so.  This week they reached Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, which is just shy of halfway for Chris.  This part of the trail is very close to our house in northern Virginia, so I was able to go pick them up and bring them home so they could each do a few days of administrative tasks.  His son has just been accepted to college so there is lots of paperwork involved in that, and Chris needed to pack up his closet and office in preparation for our big trip coming up in August.  And, happily, I was able to get pictures off both their cameras and post some images from this section of the trail.  Today after work I’ll be driving them back out to Harper’s Ferry, and they will continue their hike.  Mike hopes to get 500 miles in on the trail, and I will meet up with Chris in June after I finish work.