Category Archives: Southeastern Virginia

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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Seeing Virginia Beach Through a New Lens

Bill is a Virginia Beach native and Debbie has been here for over 30 years (she’ll be considered a native in 20 years or so) and usually we have avoided the Boardwalk area of the Beach during the summer.  “It’s … 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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Snow Daze

Snow. It’s everywhere in Virginia this February. Usually there’s some corner of the state where we can escape it. But even Virginia Beach has been shoveling out. So, with seven months of retirement under our belts, we decided to try … Continue reading

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An Amazing Library Rediscovered

We both like to read, and one of our favorite places to visit are libraries. You can learn a lot about a community and its people through the public library. When we’re in Abingdon, we go to one of the … Continue reading

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Six Fun Things To Do in Virginia – The Sequel

With movies, sequels are usually inferior to the original. But we think we have a winner with this sequel…more fun things to do in Virginia in 2015. These are festivals that take place all over the state at various times … Continue reading

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A Visit to a Shrinking Island

We’ve gone through the Eastern Shore on the way north a few times, and have actually stayed there twice. It’s a fun getaway and not too far from Hampton Roads. Plus you get an exciting drive over the Chesapeake Bay … Continue reading

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