Category Archives: Southwestern Virginia

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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Roanoke with a 3 Year Old

While out in Abingdon recently, we decided to take our 3 year old granddaughter Cortlyn on an overnight trip.  A two-hour drive to Roanoke seemed doable, so we picked her up and off we went. It’s an easy drive up … Continue reading

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The Creeper

“Comin’ on your left”.  That’s something you hear a lot on the Creeper Trail as walkers or bikers who are faster than you pass you by.  It’s a common courtesy that most everyone uses.  It’s just one of the reasons the … Continue reading

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Getting Wise About Wise County

We’ve lived part time in Abingdon for several years now and decided it was time to do a little exploring. We’re about 20 miles north of Tennessee and we’ve been to Bristol plenty of times. But there’s a lot to … 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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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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On Safari…in Virginia

On a recent visit to Abingdon, our daughter told us about a chance to go on a safari, about an hour away. Having never done that, our daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter and the two of us hopped in the car for … Continue reading

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Getting High in Virginia

OK, sorry for the provocative title; no, Virginia is not going the way of Colorado anytime soon. This refers to hiking to one of the highest points in Virginia. Mount Rogers at 5,729 feet is as high up as you … Continue reading

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Wineries are Brewing in Virginia

  Thomas Jefferson attempted to grow grapes in Virginia in the early 1800s, but was not successful. Thankfully for wine lovers like us, modern day wine making has really taken off in Virginia and today the state ranks fifth in the … Continue reading

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