Blue Ridge Mountain Adventures

The Virginia Creeper Trail I’ve been “chomping at the bit” to experience the Creeper Trail ever since I learned about it several years ago.  I finally got the opportunity, recently, when my husband and I went on a little adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Our experience began in Damascus, Virginia, where we rented mountain bikes at Adventure Damascus and took a shuttle … Continue reading Blue Ridge Mountain Adventures

Doing Florida, Old-Style

I have many wonderful memories of visiting the Daytona Beach area during my younger years. It saddens me to see that many of the old hotels have been torn down and replaced with condos. If you look close enough, however, you can still find many historic buildings and storefronts that reflect the flavor and style of vintage Florida. My daughter and I visited Daytona Beach … Continue reading Doing Florida, Old-Style

Clearwater, St. Pete’s Beach, Ybor City

The first couple of months of 2017 had me in a whirlwind of stress due to some difficult work projects, so I was even more excited than normal to be able to get away with my husband for a relaxing beach vacation in Southeast Florida. Clearwater Beach, FL We weren’t the only ones who thought a February beach vacation was a good idea. Clearwater Beach … Continue reading Clearwater, St. Pete’s Beach, Ybor City

Tybee Island and Savannah

  After spending several weeks enduring a frostbitten winter, Mike and I headed for the southern Georgia coast to soak up some sunshine and do a little sightseeing. Mike traveled south on business and, then, picked me up at the airport in Orlando, so we started our trip with a couple of days at Daytona Beach Shores, just to relax by the ocean and warm … Continue reading Tybee Island and Savannah

Amelia Island, Charleston, St. Augustine

To celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary, Mike and I headed southeast for some sand and sunshine! Although not a planned part of the trip, we found ourselves too close to Charleston, SC, not to check it out. So that was our first stop. Beautiful homes are surrounded by a wealth of history. We were also quite fascinated by all of the old trees, which seemed … Continue reading Amelia Island, Charleston, St. Augustine

Ocean City and Baltimore Harbor

  I wasn’t finished exploring the state of Maryland after my trip with my sister in 2012, so Mike and I visited again in 2013. We started our trip in Ocean City. It was the first time either of us had experienced the Atlantic Ocean from Maryland, and we were both pleasantly surprised. The beach was pristine and much bigger than expected. It was cool … Continue reading Ocean City and Baltimore Harbor

Historic St. Mary’s, Solomon’s Island, Annapolis, MD

September, 2012 In researching my family’s ancestry, I was able to trace many of my relatives to St. Mary’s, MD. It was one of the first colonies built in America, and I was eager to get a small feel for what life may have been like for them. My sister and I planned a trip to Maryland to do just that. We flew to Baltimore, … Continue reading Historic St. Mary’s, Solomon’s Island, Annapolis, MD

Lovely Lake Geneva

September, 2010 Mike and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary in Lake Geneva, WI, in September of 2010. It’s a beautiful town! Mums and pumpkins lined the street corners, making it impossible not to get excited about the coming days of Autumn. We rented bikes and went riding along a graveled path which led us to small towns. The vibrant blue September sky above the rolling … Continue reading Lovely Lake Geneva