Tag Archives: VisitVirginia

My Adventure Park Adventure

I may be a typical early 60s Baby Boomer in that I refuse to admit to aging. “I can still do everything I could when I was in my 20s!” I often tell myself. I decided to test myself at … Continue reading

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Let’s Go “Camping”!

  When our daughters were young, we often took them tent camping. We mostly went in warmer months and had a lot of fun, even when it rained (which it often did). Well, the summer of 2016 rolled around and … 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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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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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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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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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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