Airstream Makeover part 2 – Nov 2016

Week 2… Wanda is looking like a trailer again!   If you remember, last week the trailer and surroundings looked like this. After having the trailer gutted of everything but the shower stall, repairs have been made to the subflooring, new flooring is in, and fixtures have been reinstalled. This is a monumental amount of work… Read More Airstream Makeover part 2 – Nov 2016

Virginia Creeper – Oct 2016

One of our favorite activities, first tried several years ago, is to bike the Virginia Creeper – a 34 mile rails-to-trail route that extends from Abingdon, VA, through Damascus, on up to Whitetop Station in the Mount Rogers Recreation Area near the North Carolina border. We peddled the 18 miles from the top at Whitetop… Read More Virginia Creeper – Oct 2016

Paradise Garden – Sept 2016

Howard Finster. Preacher? Artist? Alien from another planet? Quite frankly, I think the verdict is out, but personally I am leaning towards the latter. In our never ending goal of trying to find beautiful, fun or quirky places to visit, my bride identified a local point of interest she thought I might enjoy “shooting” –… Read More Paradise Garden – Sept 2016

Rock the Block – Sept 2016

Once again the Prince Howard hood celebrates its sense of family, community and camaraderie with the Rock the Block Party. Thanks to Brandt and Renee for hosting this year’s neighborhood party! Everyone brought something, whether it was food, beverages or just conversation. The kids had a bouncy machine to jump around in. For those who… Read More Rock the Block – Sept 2016

National Park Service 100th Anniversary – Aug 2016

The National Park Service was created this month in 1916, one hundred years ago, “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”, and… Read More National Park Service 100th Anniversary – Aug 2016

Zero Day on the AT – July 2016

Since our servants were off duty this day, I took several weeks’ worth of laundry to the laundromat in Manchester, VT. While there, I struck up a conversation with some obvious hikers (I won’t say how I knew they were hikers – no actually, they had already showered). Yes, they were hiking the Appalachian Trail… Read More Zero Day on the AT – July 2016

North Shore/Cape Ann – July 2016

Tattoo anyone? We’ll get back to that. The north shore of Boston, including Cape Ann, is a very special place. From Nahant, up through Swampscott, Marblehead, Salem, Peabody, Beverly, Beverly Farms and all of Cape Ann (Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Gloucester, Rockport) just begs to be explored. With limited time (isn’t that always the case?) we did… Read More North Shore/Cape Ann – July 2016

Chihuly in the Garden – July 2016

Friends of ours invited us to join them at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in midtown to see the “Chihuly in the Garden” exhibit. It has been a very long time since I visited any botanical gardens, but the Atlanta Botanical Garden was superb. When you marry natural beauty with art, the result can be spectacular,… Read More Chihuly in the Garden – July 2016