This weekend was filled with so many great sites and sounds. Kids laughing, people cheering and a beautiful city that played host to the State Indoor Track Meet. Monday is here and I have plenty to share in the up coming days. Happy Monday everyone.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Looking for a warm and cozy place to visit on cold winter days? If you are in the Southern Virginia area then you are in luck! A visit to Rosemont Winery is just what the doctor ordered.
Mark and I stopped in here on our last adventure and enjoyed and afternoon tasting wine and enjoying the scenery. Being close to I 85 near the North Carolina boarder, it is really not THAT far from home for us, so we plan to visit again (and again) in the warmer weather. I loved their red wines, Mark loved all of the wines and three lucky bottles got to come home with us.
Beautiful day and great visit. Can't wait to go back.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
We finally have enough snow here in Virginia to make it worth mentioning! In my line of work (medical field) there is no such thing as a SNOW DAY. But that doesn't stop me from enjoying the white stuff when I AM at home. And by enjoy it I mean cuddling up on the couch with a glass of wine and a blanket and snuggling with Mr. Busy Bryant. What? You didn't think I really meant get out IN the snow did you? ;-)
How do you spend a snow day?
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
|The Buggs Island Overlook|
On the second day of the stay we decided to hike part of the 20 miles worth of trails. We hiked out of the cabin area to the Buggs Island Overlook (we took the loop). The hike took us at least four hours, and that was with minimal breaks. Mark was a little disappointed that the overlook wasn't more spectacular, I was just glad we had reached the end and could start the journey back. We think that from the cabins to the end of the PMT (with the loop) was around 13 miles. We did find a couple old foundations along the way. There were no markers or indication in the park what the foundations were for.
In the spring, summer and fall there is tent camping available. They have the road closed in the winter so I couldn't really scope out the lots. There is not a designated swimming area in the park despite being on the lake. There are boat ramps and plenty of places for fishing though. The cabins are pretty standard to the State Parks...no TV and no phone ;-) We thought cabin #3 might have the best view of the lake.
Friday, January 10, 2014
|The snow flakes really made it feel like winter|
|Just form the wire hanger into a circle|
|This measured 44 x 6 inches|
|And then I cut them into various size strips|
|Just tie the fabric onto the wire hanger|
|Silly teen photo bomb optional|