Top Trails in Virginia

Top trails in Virginia This is not my list. This list originate with All Trails. But I’ve done them. All Trails has 2,124 trails in Virginia. I can n’er I’ve done them all but I’ve done ocean/bay front, city, suburb, foothills and mountains. I’ve scrambled the rocks, viewed majestic falls, gone off trail, and seen…

You Should Be Outside

“You Should Be Outside” What a line. I hear it often from the voices in my head. Sometimes I answer those voices with strong affirmation – Yes I should. But there is so much to do. So very much to do. But this time, my administrative assistant said it. She has said it every day…

DAY FIVE … Road Trip ‘22

Today, it all focuses on the letter “W.” What a Wonderful Way to Write the Whimsical Whisperings Wrangling in my head. West – It is the fifth day. And while a whole bunch of it was spent driving west, so much more happened too. So many wonderful things. I woke up early, in the wee…

Airplane Mode … #MyPhoneGetsMe – Number 4 of 5

Now for my regular readers, this may seem a bit opposite of yesterday’s wisdom nugget (Hotspot) … but stay with me, they actually work together in the world of #MyPhoneGetsMe. I don’t travel by air a lot, I prefer to drive. Maybe it’s a control thing, an economic thing, or just a “I don’t want…

Hotspot … #MyPhoneGetsMe – Number 3 of 5

One is the loneliest number that I’ve ever seen. Two can be as bad as one, it’s the loneliest number next to number one. Now that song will be in my head all day … a brain worm, so they say. Hey, that rhymed … but I am getting off topic. And my topic is…

Piney Mountain, Appomattox – Fire Tower Road

When is a mountain not really a mountain? Appomattox is in some rolling hills, the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain range. The closet peak is about an hour west. So why didn’t I know there was a Piney Mountain right here in Appomattox county. Well, as I arrived on site, I realize Piney Mountain…

Walking with a Limp

Sore feet. Worn out legs. Exhausted (somewhat). Artificial hip. Ankylosing spondylitis. There are many reasons I walk a bit weird. As one person told me, I have a little hitch in my giddy up. So I often limp. But today, I need … yes, need … to get outside. So off to the Conner-Sweeney Trail…

It Happens Every Blessed Morning

Some people just aren’t morning people. They wrestle with the sheets, hoping to lose the battle and end up trapped in bed with no escape – an escape they don’t want anyway. But something amazing happens every morning. The sun rises. It’s not extremely hurried – almost like it knows people are waiting, so it…

Killing a Legacy

Don’t miss what you were created for. It grew strong and lasted through many years. It was fruitful and grew to be proud among its peers. It was an evergreen, a pine to be precise. It’s needles lasted in harsh summer and the coldest winters. Where the Tye River meets the James. Unique in its…

Monday Minute

Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. When was the last time you got outside, got away, and got alone with God? Maybe you need to do it a bit this week. It’s peak leaf color week according to the specialists, as colorful as it can be in our dry Summer. But get outside…