Category Archives: Animals & Wildlife

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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Merry Christmas to Us! VA Beach, December 2018

Instead of buying each other gifts this Christmas, Wayne and I decided to treat ourselves to a night at Virginia Beach.  Off-season rates made an oceanfront hotel pretty affordable, so we left the house on the morning of Saturday, December … Continue reading

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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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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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