Travel Tuesday: Skyline Drive in Winter

February 9, 2016

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I’ve always been a fan of Skyline Drive. Growing up, my family would take my sister and I out of school one day each fall and we would all head to Skyline Drive to enjoy the fall leaves. And now that I’m older, I keep that tradition alive by visiting each fall. But, Skyline Drive […]

Travel Tuesday: Gloucester, MA

February 2, 2016

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A trip to Massachusetts isn’t complete without a stop in Gloucester. After Salem, Ron and I headed to Gloucester for a whale watching tour. We arrived a few hours early so we could enjoy the town, which is everything a coastal town should be. They are tons of boats, due to its rich fishing history […]

Travel Tuesdays: Salem, MA

January 26, 2016

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“It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus…” A few years ago, my husband, Ron, and I took a trip to Maine. We drove up from Virginia, stopping over in Connecticut before hitting Portland, ME. Then, on the way home, we stopped in Massachusetts and later Pennsylvania. Our main reason fro being in Massachusetts was a […]

Travel Tuesdays: Bold Rock, Blue Toad and Three Notch’d

January 19, 2016

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I travel, a lot. Sometimes it’s outside the country via a sun-filled cruise and sometimes it’s an hour down the road to a daytrip destination. Regardless of the distance, I enjoy getting out and experiencing new things. So welcome to Travel Tuesdays! Each Tuesday I’ll be sharing snippets from a trip. Sometimes it’ll be an […]

Dominion GardenFest of Lights

December 12, 2015

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Each year, Dominion Virginia Power and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden team up to host the Dominion GardenFest of Lights. The garden is transformed with twinkling Christmas lights as the far as the eye can see arranged into a variety of patterns, displays and even animals. Last year’s theme was bicycles, in a nod to the […]

Berry picking | Somerset, VA

July 29, 2015

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When you have a rare summer Saturday that’s absolutely free, what do you do? Pick berries of course. My husband and I visited The Market at Grelen to pick blueberries and black raspberries early last month. The market is set on a 600-acre nursery in Somerset and is absolutely gorgeous. Despite the heat, we had […]

Fall travels: Allagash Brewing Company

March 30, 2015

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Per my husband’s request, while in Maine we stopped by Allagash Brewing Company. I’m not a beer fan myself, but he likes draft beers and loves tasting different varieties and seeing how they’re made so a stop by the brewery was a must on his Portland, ME checklist. If you’re not familiar with Allagash, they […]

Film, ice and Shenandoah…

February 8, 2015

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This weekend I did something I haven’t done in almost a decade–I shot film! I started off in film as a child, obviously digital didn’t exist, and learned how to develop it in a darkroom back in high school. I continued with film for a few more years once in college until making the jump […]

Fall Travels: Old Orchard Beach, ME

February 5, 2015

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I have to say, there’s something about a beach in the off-season that just draws me in. Sure, summer is nice when everything is busy and bright, but I think I prefer the quieter times. I like having the beach all to myself and being able to hear the waves and the birds. I like […]

Fall Travels: Portland, ME: Harbor Tour

January 23, 2015

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Despite the cold temperatures, okay they were probably warm for Maine but cold by our southern September standards, we took a harbor tour during our trip to Portland, ME. The harbor area is pretty amazing, with lots of restaurants, shops and cobblestone streets. It’s a great place to spend a day and we just knew […]