The Carriage House

One thing that is really neat in Virginia is all of the old homes.  Many of the homes that were built prior to 1900 have one thing in common…carriage houses. Ironically, it doesn’t matter if you find the old home in the rural or urban setting.  These structures seem to be present at the majority…

Don’t Forget The Journey

You know…its so easy to get caught up in reaching the destination that we often forget to appreciate the journey we are on.  We fail to recognize the milestones we reach and the changes that happen to us as we go along.  I mean, we want to reach that final destination so badly that we…

Lakeside Living

Before my grandfather got the family farm, he had a little lake house in south central Virginia.  He wanted to keep it after he got the farm but my grandmother, who was in her late 50’s and had horrible Rheumatoid Arthritis told him that if he kept both places, in addition to the house in…

Reading Corner

I am not an avid reader.  I have struggled with reading due to dyslexia for most of my life…hence a lot of the typos you have to struggle to read through here. lol  The previous few years made reading less enjoyable for me too as I struggled to keep up with all of my reading…

Watch Your Catch

My grandfather was an avid fisherman.  While he typically fished on the lake from his small boat, he would take any opportunity to fish with friends, which meant fishing at the local ponds or rivers and casting his line from the shore instead of his small boat. When Granddad would take us fishing with him,…