Wander: Shenandoah National Park
Wander: Richmond’s Forest Hill Park
My first-ever visit to Shenandoah National Park was a cold and misty one, but amazing just the same! I stopped for a leg-stretcher at Alum Spring Park in Fredericksburg, then headed into SNP to hike the Stony Man and Dark Hollow Falls trails. I also spotted some deer along Skyline Drive, and checked out the […]
Wander: Northern Virginia and Maryland
I went on an afternoon wander around Richmond VA to check out Forest Hill Park–my first visit to an amazing place!–and get some evening drone views of the Richmond skyline, illuminated for the holiday season. Come along! I was extremely impressed by Forest Hill Park, and frankly a little disappointed I hadn’t checked it out […]
Destination: ACL James River Bridge, Richmond VA
I set out for an all-day wander up to northern Virginia, and then across the Potomac River to the Nanjemoy area of Maryland. Along the way I stopped at the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk, Leesylvania State Park, and the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay, with a quick stop near the site of John Wilkes Booth’s death […]
Destination: Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion, Doswell VA
I drive past the ACL (CSX A-Line) bridge across the James River now and then, and noticed the fall colors in the area were looking wonderful. So I headed out to a spot I know along the river for some photos and drone views of the bridge near sunset. Not too shabby–check it out!
Wander: Dutch Gap Conservation Area
I know Halloween 2021 is a memory now, and we’re on to thinking about the next round of holidays. But a couple days before Halloween I checked out the Halloween Haunt at the Kings Dominion theme park in Doswell VA, and made a video about it. So let’s revisit the spooky for a little bit, […]
Destination: Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, Charleston SC
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Destination: Maymont Estate and Gardens, Richmond VA
I’d been to Charleston before, but hadn’t spent any appreciable amount of time there. So when I had the opportunity to make it an overnight stop on a recent road trip, I jumped at the chance. One of the places I most wanted to check out was the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, primarily […]
Destination: James River Pipeline Walkway, Richmond VA
Our new home is in the vicinity of Richmond, Virginia, a city rich in natural beauty and historical significance. But it seems Richmond’s crown jewel is the Maymont Estate and Gardens, a gorgeous combination of both nature and history. We’ve been several times and only begun to scratch the surface, so consider this merely an […]
Destination: Your Back Yard
Beside the rapids of the James River, near the heart of Richmond, is a hidden gem–the Pipeline Walkway, a catwalk under a railroad bridge. Come explore!
As I mentioned a few months back, my family and I recently pulled up stakes and moved to a new-to-us house in a new-to-us state. It was quite an adventure to sell one house, buy another, and do an interstate move in the middle of a pandemic, but we are happily on the other side […]