Independence Day

Independence Day

  Independence Day. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. -Thomas Jefferson Today is the day that the United States celebrates its Independence. Independence that would set [...]

Local Colors Festival

Local Colors Festival

Local Colors Festival. Roanoke. Virginia.   Normally, most of my spring is filled with traveling to the girlie's soccer games. We found ourselves with an empty weekend and I wanted to head to downtown Roanoke. I love strolling around downtown, perusing the shops, often stopping in the Taubman Museum and heading to the rooftop of [...]

Hiking in Virginia? Here’s How to Hike Dragon’s Tooth

Hiking in Virginia? Here’s How to Hike Dragon’s Tooth

Hiking in Virginia. Hiking, anyone? How about some hiking in Virginia? You might remember from my Friday Faves post that I mentioned that since moving to Virginia I like to go hiking. Usually, I just go on short hikes. And I'm gonna be honest about why... I don't want to have to pee in the woods. [...]

Visting the Historical Area of Explore Park in Roanoke Virginia

Visting the Historical Area of Explore Park in Roanoke Virginia

Explore Park. Roanoke, Virginia. This past Sunday, my husband and I visited Explore Park, located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 115. The day was gray and overcast, with rain coming in the afternoon. I didn't expect to get too many shots as the light was not in my favor.  I opted not [...]