Father’s Day Waterfalls and Breweries

Between the AP World History Reading and family emergencies, it had been years since Laura, McKenna and I had been able to do something as a family for Father’s Day, so we decided to take advantage of this rare opportunity to go to Shenandoah National Park as well as to one of the breweries near the park. I selected as…

Hikes and Breweries near Blue Ridge Parkway

 Over Memorial Day Weekend, Jason, Jim, and I decided to do some “easy” hikes around the Blue Ridge Parkway. Jerry, Dave, and John could not go, prompting Jason to label them as “losers,” which sounded very Trump-like, so I suggested giving them all Trump nicknames. Jerry, with his short attention span, should be Jittery Jerry.…

Nomadic Yard Plants and 0% Rain Forecasts in Richmond

It’s Spring! Many people have spring traditions, like cleaning or purging; in our family, this is the season for moving plants around the yard the way some unfortunate souls move furniture. We’ve had a lot of practice moving plants around; a LOT of practice. Laura moves plants so frequently that I have had to cap…