Tag Archives: visit 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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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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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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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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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 St. Lukes

Southeastern Virginia is home to a lot of old, historic churches.  About the only remaining original building at Jamestown is a church built in 1639 (although it’s really just the foundation remaining).  Bill grew up attending Eastern Shore Chapel in Virginia Beach, … 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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Olde Towne Portsmouth

Portsmouth, Virginia may have its challenges as a city, but its Olde Towne and High Street commercial district are gems worth visiting most any time. Although we live in Hampton Roads, we don’t always think of Portsmouth as a destination. … Continue reading

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