Hatton Ferry & Scottsville

It's mid-July and I'm just now getting into the swing of summer.  It's been a bit dreary around here lately, dampening my general enthusiasm for outdoor summer events.  Saturday's excursion was nearly a bust as well, but thankfully my adventurer buddy was more positive than I and we agreed to forge ahead. The plan was to visit the Second … Continue reading Hatton Ferry & Scottsville

Orkney Springs

The previous post entitled "How Green is My Valley" contained photos of the Shenandoah Valley north of Staunton en route to one of my favorite area treasures:  Orkney Springs/Shrine Mont.  While it's hardly new to me, it has been nearly 30 years since I visited (not counting a couple of drive-bys a few years back).  A … Continue reading Orkney Springs

Buena Vista

Virginia is an impressively diverse state.  Drive a few miles in any direction, and the topography and demographics change noticeably, if not drastically. The 1:20 drive from Staunton to Richmond, for example, will take you through 5 counties, 2 USDA zones, 3 geological provinces, and the full spectrum of the state's socioeconomic scale.  And every … Continue reading Buena Vista

It’s All in the Details

I just took an online quiz about my personality based on the things I like.  Official result?  I am weird (their words, not mine).  That explains... everything. I did actually Google for insight on what our likes say about our personalities.  I lost interest in continuing the search after tripping over that little gem of … Continue reading It’s All in the Details