Category Archives: Virginia

Searching for Baldness

I love bald.  While most guys I know fret about baldness,  I go looking for it.  Maybe it has something to do with my crush on Lt. Llia in the first Star Trek movie.   Maybe it was how cool … Continue reading

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A Drink From a Mountain Spring

When I was a kid, there was a spring on my friend Andy’s farm. Right in the middle of the front pasture. We used to spend hours and days playing in it, damming the water and drinking right from the … Continue reading

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Snack Bar Hikes?

I once did a bad thing when my kids were younger and I was trying to keep them motivated on a hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  I jokingly told them that there was a snack bar at the top … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail of DC area Mountain Hikes (and a recommended wine to fill that Grail).

It’s the “Holy Grail” of mountain day hikes in the greater Washington DC metro area – the one hike, if you haven’t done it, that you have to do:  Old Rag Mountain.  http://www.hikingupward.com/SNP/OldRag/ While a popular and well used trail, … Continue reading

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10 Places I Want to Travel After I’m Dead

Gabrielle at one of my top 10 in Virginia. I have always been most at home when I’m on the move.  Maybe it’s a genetic holdover from grandparents who hopped a ship as teenagers to go live in a different … Continue reading

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It’s OK to wine about holiday house guests

With the holiday season can come lots of time with house guests.  And you know what they say about house guests – like fish, they start to stink after a few days.  But what they also say about fish is … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Happy Hour: Bear and Wine in Virginia

Does a bear poop in the woods?  Um yeah, and I almost stepped in it. The fact is that half the time I am hiking; my ultimate goal is to see a bear.  It’s probably a way to rationalize spending … Continue reading

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