Walking the Catwalk Under the New River Gorge Bridge

It is impossible to get the full breadth and sense of scale of West Virginia’s New River Gorge Bridge in any one photo. At one point it was the longest steel single-span arch bridge in the world. Now there are longer ones in Asia, but it is still the longest bridge of this type in the … Continue reading Walking the Catwalk Under the New River Gorge Bridge

New River Birding and Nature Festival 2012

The birding and the guides are world class, so we came back to this wonderful event for our third year! The festival is always held at the peak of the Spring migration. If you include all our groups of birders at all the sites, 154 species of birds were spotted during the days we were … Continue reading New River Birding and Nature Festival 2012

New River Birding and Nature Festival 2011

Gail and I had such a great time at this event last year that we decided to come again this year. It’s fun meeting up with several people we met here last year who also decided to return. And no wonder we are all back here, as it is one of the premier birding events in … Continue reading New River Birding and Nature Festival 2011

New River Trail State Park

It was a beautiful day yesterday in the Blue Ridge! Low seventies, mostly sunny, lots of shade along the trail, and not many people two days before the holiday weekend. The New River Trail State Park is a 57 mile stretch in southwestern Virginia that is one of the rails-to-trails conversions. It meanders alongside the New … Continue reading New River Trail State Park

New River Gorge Birding and Nature Festival

Birding enthusiasts came from all over the country, and a few from abroad. It was the same with the guides, who were experts from all corners. It’s an annual birding event of the first order. It meets at the New River Gorge because of its unique geography on the Appalachian Plateau. The New River Gorge … Continue reading New River Gorge Birding and Nature Festival

Gratitude 2016

Thanksgiving is a great time to reminisce. I have been blessed with another great year. I am thankful! This year, we welcomed grandchild #6 into this world, baby Olivia. Thank you Kelly and Jason, for this precious little treasure! 😀 We have six grandchildren now. That in itself seems incredible to me, surreal. It is … Continue reading Gratitude 2016