Mason Jar Herbs

Mason Jar Herbs

This past weekend the temps reached 80+ degrees here in Richmond.  We totally lucked out as I know the rest of the country was dealing with tornado warnings or blizzard conditions.   I don’t know about you, but early warm weather days always ...
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Cherry Blossoms - Washington D.C.

Cherry Blossoms – Washington D.C.

This past weekend was the cherry blossom festival in D.C. and, since we live a short 2 hours south, my sister and I decided to head up north to see the event.  Finally, after a few weeks of delay due to lingering ...
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World's Largest Chest of Drawers - High Point, NC

World’s Largest Chest of Drawers – High Point, NC

How would you like to have this as a neighbor?   Pretty Interesting, huh?  Actually, it’s for sale so you could live here if you wanted to…. I don’t know but the Mother Goose nursery rhyme about the old woman living in a ...
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Bryson City, NC

Bryson City, NC

Thinking of a visit to Asheville, NC?  Wait, before you book anything, look into Bryson City, NC.  It’s about 3 hours west of Asheville, so you'll still get to experience the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, but it is a little ...
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Bristol TN & Bristol VA

Bristol TN & Bristol VA

I-81 runs along the western edge of Virginia, through some of the prettiest valleys as it runs parallel to the Appalachian Mountains.  It’s also a main thoroughfare from Tennessee all the way north up to Harrisburg, PA so it sees a lot ...
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R.I.P.  Pink Gorilla

R.I.P. Pink Gorilla

Here’s what I thought when I saw this – horror, panic, sadness, shock.  And here’s what I said when I saw this – AAAHHH! Oh you’re so gonna regret this babes, but it’s your toy. Pink Gorilla was Stella’s favorite toy.  She ...
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Mabry Mill - Burks Fork, VA

Mabry Mill – Burks Fork, VA

Ever since I saw a picture of this serene spot, I marked it on my Must-Visit list.  Sadly, the weather was still not cooperating on this trip and it looks sorta sad and gloomy but it was actually breath-taking in person. This ...
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Blue Ridge Parkway & West Central VA

Blue Ridge Parkway & West Central VA

As is our habit, we opted to take the scenic route to our next destination vs. the speedier way (a.k.a, I-81).  I love this part.  Roadtrip detours like this are when I get to see the landscape and what a state is ...
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The Roanoke Star, VA

The Roanoke Star, VA

During our stopover in Roanoke, VA last week, we were looking for something different to see and somebody recommended we go see ‘the star’.  Not knowing at all what it was, we dutifully plugged it into Google Maps, hopped in the car, ...
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