2005: Asheville and Biltmore Estate

For my 27th birthday, The Captain took me to the Hill House bed and breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina. It was my first time staying in a bed and breakfast, and I was very excited to visit Biltmore Estate. 176 more words


Country Treasures & Landmarks: Deerfield, Virginia

Tucked away in the arms of mothering mountains, there lies a sleepy, little town that hardly a soul may think to venture to. Not because it’s not worth a trip, but because most people now days seek out Water Parks, Zoos, or Beaches with Five-Star Hotels. 1,322 more words

Snow Video after the Sun Appeared

Snow ended Saturday before noon, and as the Sun came out, the real magic of this storm was revealed. Hunter and Buddy didn’t let a foot of fresh snow keep them away. 17 more words

Blue Ridge Mountains

Three Days of Winter Magic

With temperatures well below freezing since last Friday night, the weekend snow is still here, and still as beautiful. This morning awoke with 23 degrees and a heavy cloud cover that looked like more snow might be on the way. 166 more words

Blue Ridge Mountains

Heavy Snow in Otter Creek Valley

After falling for 14 hours, a record 12″ of heavy snow covered the valley. This was the most snow reported by any area for the January 6th and 7th period. 92 more words

Blue Ridge Mountains

Into the Woods: Mount Jefferson

A good walk in the woods, like a good book, always calls you back for another look. Much as I’m always looking for a new trail and a higher mountain, a short hike on a favorite trail feels as warm and familiar as an old sweater. 381 more words


Serving AmeriCorps and AFHA the Second Time Around

Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” 
Fred Rogers, Methodist Minister and Host of the Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. 661 more words

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