Weekend in Lancaster CA

Weekend in Lancaster CA

I spent this past weekend in Southern Cal visiting my cousins.  This is what I saw when I checked the weather app the week beforehand. Holy smokes! It turns out, where they live – up in the high desert – is very ...
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Hanover Tavern - Hanover County, VA

Hanover Tavern – Hanover County, VA

It was a Patrick Henry weekend.  No, we didn’t plan it but it ended up that way.  As usual, I got a scathingly brilliant idea in my head right before lunchtime on Friday.  I decided that, in lieu of our usual Saturday ...
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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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