5 Shots: Acclimating to Virginia

We have lived in Bedford, Virginia for several months. Trying to set up a home, receive family, and begin a new job has me in a flurry, but I am happy we moved. Here are a few shots from the summer to last weekend to give you an idea of what’s up in my corner of the world.

Central Virginia has a plethora of vineyards to explore.
Ruby loves the grass — can’t do this in Arizona! The Peaks of Otter are part of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Parkway 10 minutes from home. Stay tuned for leafing shots. Fall has just begun.
winding roads with hills and endless creeks
Exploring the history–Appomattox Court House is forty-five minutes away.
Our backyard with new pionies and a Maple tree with cows in the back pasture.
Besides grass, trees, water, and the Blue Ridge Mountains, we moved to be around the new wave of grandchildren.
Smith Mountain Lake — Summer days on a pontoon boat. Awesome.

Now that I’ve settled into my new high school and feel a rhythm of routine, I hope I can resume blogging on a more regular basis.

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    1. Around the corner from our new street, there is a house that has an unbelievably big cactus plant. When it blooms in the spring, I will take a picture for you.

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  1. Yes, I hope you can do blogging on a more regular basis. And while you’re out there walking around those Blue Ridge Mountains, keep your eyes open for two men. They both have bowler hats and one is big and fat, and the other is small and very stupid…..


  2. VA is a beautiful state and stock-filled with history!!
    You have a good-looking family, but that was expected. Enjoy your weekend and give Ruby a treat and petting for me, eh?


          1. We came through okey-dokey. We had wind and rain, very hard, but on and off, so it gave the water time to drain off and sink in. A tornado hit about 2 miles from us, but not anything like a big, mid-west sort. So all is well.
            Thank you so much for your concern!

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      1. Hallo, hallo, und liebe Gruesse!
        Actually, we had been staying for a few days at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown/WV, and only drove into Virginia, Leesburg i.e., to be exact, to ride bicycles on the Washington and Old Dominion Rail Trail: a fantastic experience. On another day we rented bicyles at the same store in Leesburg again and drove over to the other side of the Potomac, to Point of Rocks, to ride part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath.
        On our way back home we drove along part of the Skyline drive. So we did see quite a bit of Virginia, but just by driving along only. We enjoyed the landsape so much that we really woud love to go back some day.


          1. I agree: we did get around on that trip!
            Maybe you’ll have the opportunity to do (part of) the New River Trail. I just looked it up on the “Rails-to-Trails Conservancy” [of which we are members] website. It looks like a wonderful trail. They say, “Southwest Virginia’s New River Trail is one of America’s premier rail-trails; the U.S. Department of the Interior designated it an official National Recreation Trail in 2002”. Sound very good to me.

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