Category Archives: General

Let’s Go “Camping”!

  When our daughters were young, we often took them tent camping. We mostly went in warmer months and had a lot of fun, even when it rained (which it often did). Well, the summer of 2016 rolled around and … Continue reading

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A Prince of a Museum

A highlight when we’re staying in Abingdon is a visit to the William King Museum of Art. Set in an old school building, there is always something interesting to view. On our most recent visit in early June, there were … Continue reading

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Let’s Visit a Winery. No, a Distillery. Let’s Do Both!

Although Northern Virginia and the Charlottesville area are best known for wineries, Southwest Virginia has a few, too.  While staying in Abingdon, we decided to head a little north to the Rural Retreat area and visit Davis Valley. It’s not … Continue reading

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Magic at Norfolk Botanical Gardens

One of our favorite places to go when the weather is nice is the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. No matter what the season, there’s always something to see. The paths are easy to navigate and you can be assured of some … Continue reading

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Canoeing the Northwest…

River Park in Chesapeake, that is. The Northwest River Park is one of the nicest parks in all of Hampton Roads. It’s also great for an easy canoe ride, so we took advantage of a warm, early Autumn afternoon and headed out … Continue reading

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Over the Boardwalk

Like many Hampton Roads residents, we tend to avoid the southern oceanfront during the summer (although we spent a weekend there this summer). One of the most popular activities is taking a bike ride on the boardwalk. During the peak … Continue reading

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Down on the Farm

Chesapeake has some rural areas that we enjoy driving around in once in awhile. Everything is so flat, you get a chance to look at the corn and soybean fields and actually see off into the distance.  Down Mt. Pleasant … Continue reading

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Richmond in the Civil War

We both retired in June of 2014, but that doesn’t mean we’re done working! Debbie still does a little consulting, and that necessitated a trip to Richmond for a meeting. Normally, it’s an hour and a half from Chesapeake, and … Continue reading

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Adventures in Grandchild Sitting

5:30 A.M. I must be dreaming. I keep hearing a winsome voice calling “Nana, Poppa!”. Then I realize I’m awake and Tristan is calling me. At 5:30 in the morning. We have an almost 3 year old grandson (Tristan) and … Continue reading

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Retirement Interlude: It’s Back to Work I Go!

When Debbie and I retired last summer, we jumped right into living the good life. Lazy mornings, lots of travel and activities, and kicking off this blog to document our rediscovery of Virginia. But this month, we’ve – or, at … Continue reading

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