The Giving Of Thanks

The Giving Of Thanks

The Giving of Thanks. To all of my American readers, I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. To all of my readers from other parts of the world, I want to wish you a very blessed and beautiful day filled with gratitude for the abundant blessing in [...]

Megan Whitmarsh at Taubman Museum of Art

Megan Whitmarsh at Taubman Museum of Art

Roanoke, Virginia. Most of you know by now that I've been living in Roanoke, Virginia for the past 4 1/2 years. While the raising of my teenagers keeps me quite busy (I often wear the hat of chauffeur), I do occasionally get to spend some time discovering the city. Now that two of my three [...]

Photo Diary of My Current City – Roanoke, Virginia

Photo Diary of My Current City – Roanoke, Virginia

  Tour Guide. I have often highlighted the city in which I currently live. For those of you who may be unfamiliar, I live in Roanoke, Virginia. After living for the first 30 years of my life in Naples, Florida, and another 5-ish across the state of Florida, I moved to Roanoke in July of [...]

Paul Villinski at the Taubman Museum of Art

Paul Villinski at the Taubman Museum of Art

Taubman Museum of Art. One of my favorite local outings is to head downtown to the art museum. The Taubman Museum of Art is located in downtown Roanoke, Virginia, at 110 Salem Ave SE. There are numerous parking garages and lots (many of which are free during the daytime on weekends) and also on-street parking [...]

Roanoke Mountain Loop Trail

Roanoke Mountain Loop Trail

  Roanoke Mountain. Roanoke Mountain is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Roanoke, Virginia. It's located 2 miles south of the Roanoke River and 1 mile east of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is accessed along the Blue Ridge Parkway via a loop road. Roanoke Mountain Loop Road. One of my favorite scenic drives [...]

Blue Ridge Parkway – Rock Castle Gorge Overlook

Blue Ridge Parkway – Rock Castle Gorge Overlook

Blue Ridge Parkway. The Blue Ridge Parkway runs 469 miles from Virginia to North Carolina, linking Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Since I now live in Roanoke, Virginia, I thought that I should get out and explore more of the Blue Ridge Parkway.   Rock Castle Gorge Overlook. Rock Castle Gorge [...]

Rocky Knob Visitor’s Center and Picnic Trail

Rocky Knob Visitor’s Center and Picnic Trail

  Blue Ridge Parkway. Rocky Knob Visitors Center. On our Blue Ridge Parkway outing, we stopped at the Rocky Knob Visitors Center. Located at milepost 169.0, it is open Friday-Monday from 10-4. There are bathrooms located here as well. If you are traveling this way, always be sure to check the U.S. National Park website [...]

Blue Ridge Parkway – Mabry Mill

Blue Ridge Parkway – Mabry Mill

Blue Ridge Parkway. The Blue Ridge Parkway runs 469 miles from Virginia to North Carolina, linking Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Since I now live in Roanoke, Virginia, I thought that I should get out and explore more of the Blue Ridge Parkway.   Mabry Mill. When the hubby and I [...]

Blue Ridge Parkway – The Saddle Overlook

Blue Ridge Parkway – The Saddle Overlook

  The Blue Ridge Parkway. I love to explore the Blue Ridge Parkway. When the hubby decided to take Friday off from work, I knew that we would definitely be having a day of exploration. We often use parts of the Parkway to get to various areas of the surrounding towns. It's a mellow, scenic [...]