Creep on
Nov23

Creep on

It’s been about a month since my family and I enjoyed our assault on Whitetop. Okay, so in reality, it’s more like a jaunt from Whitetop. It’s still a 17-mile bike ride. Okay, okay, it’s a 17-mile bike cruise, downhill. The greatest exercise you will get will be in your fingers as you continuously apply the brakes to slow your descent. But it is a gorgeous ride and I think most shuttles/bike rentals provide big cushy seats (I know...

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Lighting up the mountains
Oct09

Lighting up the mountains

I was at the Allens Creek soccer fields Saturday morning watching Maddie play w hen my eyes were drawn to the mountains across the way. Red splashes like watercolor brush strokes climbing a mottled green canvas were shinning from the forests. It was Virginia creeper ablaze in autumn splendor. The hues ran from yellowish-orange to a deep burgundy-red – and a lot of really bright red.   Virginia creeper, Parthenocissus...

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