Category Archives: Adventures & Travels

First Camping Trip of the Year – April 20-21, 2019

After strong storms and heavy rain on Friday, Saturday morning, April 20th, dawned clear and spectacularly beautiful! We didn’t have any specific plans for the day, but after visiting a local campground and finding that there was one site open, … Continue reading

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Virginia Beach, April 2019

Beach-bound, we left home the morning of Friday, April 5th and decided to try another alternate route to Virginia Beach by traveling east on Rt. 60. Slower than the interstate–but more scenic–we got to the motel in Town Center around … Continue reading

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Late Winter 2019: February 17 – March 17

Red-shouldered hawk Wild turkeys Turkey vulture on a foggy, snowy morning – March 9, 2019 Snow-covered trees in the fog – March 9, 2019 Signs of Spring – Budding/flowering trees, March 16, 2019 Bluebird at Mint Springs Valley Park – … Continue reading

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Local Lakes & Birds – February 2, 2019

Wayne spotted the first hawk of the day–a very puffed-up Red-shouldered hawk–shortly after 9:00 am as we were heading out to run some errands in town. A few minutes later, I saw another bird on a distant tree, and when … Continue reading

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1st Day Hike – Jan. 1, 2019 – James River State Park

Each New Year’s Day since 2014, we’ve visited one of Virginia’s beautiful state parks for their “1st Day Hike” event.  (We DID miss last year, however, since the day started out at 7 degrees and only got up in the … Continue reading

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