Tag Archives: Abingdon

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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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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The Road Less Traveled

In general, we are Interstate people.  When travelling, we like to get to our destination as quickly as possible.  But on the way home from a recent trip to New York State, we decided on a different course. After a … 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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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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