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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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Scrooge Again: Bill Rediscovers A Christmas Carol

Ebeneezer Scrooge       Tiny Tim     Jacob Marley Anyone reading those knows immediately from where they come. Of course, it’s Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. It’s instantly familiar to most of us. I was first introduced to … Continue reading

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A Visit to Poe and Washington (in Richmond)

Hopefully, most everyone knows that Richmond is the capital of Virginia. It was moved there from Williamsburg in 1780. It’s had a storied history (as native Richmonders are very happy to convey). At the end of the Civil War, Richmond, … 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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Yorktown Revisited

For history buffs, Virginia is a great place to live. You’re within one hour of where the Revolutionary War ended and about three hours from where the Civil War ended. Lots of things are happening in Appomattox this month, the … 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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