Category Archives: Adventures & Travels

Tennessee – November 2017

Whenever we make the 500+ mile trek to Tennessee, we always take advantage of opportunities to explore natural areas.  On a previous trip we visited Percy Priest Lake, and this time we wanted to see Old Hickory Lake, which is … Continue reading

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Augusta County, Virginia – October 28, 2017

With rain in the forecast for Sunday, we decided to take advantage of a pretty Saturday to check out the fall colors in the Shenandoah Valley.  An interactive map that shows our route is here, and you can click on … Continue reading

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Old Friends, New Friends; Changing Seasons – October 7, 2017

Our Saturday outing started with a drive down I-64 East, where the first hints of fall color were on display. On this beautiful October morning as we drove past previously green fields where combines were now harvesting dusty brown cornstalks, … Continue reading

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Westmoreland State Park – September 30, 2017

It had been almost exactly four years since we’d visited Westmoreland State Park on the Potomac River.  It’s one of the longer day trips that we’ve done (it’s close to 3 hours, one way), but as we knew after the first … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Parkway – September 17, 2017

John Muir’s best-known quote is, “The mountains are calling and I must go.”  Living in close proximity to the Blue Ridge Mountains–and with easy access to both the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway–we answer that call frequently! We … Continue reading

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