Final leg of the journey entering VA and onto Eastern Time.
Appomattox – We haven’t learned a damn thing
If I learned anything from Appomattox it’s that battles can be won and lost but what’s in men’s hearts will never change and thus there will always be conflict.
Autumn in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley
“We headed west into the Virginia countryside with no set plan but to enjoy the fall weather and all that the Old Dominion had to offer!”
Picture of the Day: Piankatank River, Gloucester, VA
Down in the tidewater area of southeast Virginia is the Piankatank River. It empties into Chesapeake Bay just north of the York River and Colonial
Kayaks Surfing the Potomac River at Great Falls
Video Tip: The video is 2 min 23 seconds and is best watched on full screen, and select HD. YesterdayI went for a hike in
Skyline Drive by Bike – Day 2 of 3
Day 2 of this trip was the first day of actual bicycling. Day 1 had been mostly about positioning the cars, getting there, and as
Skyline Drive by Bike – Day 1 of 3
Our bike trip began with a lot of logistics. We drove two cars out to the mountains, leaving one a the southern end of Skyline
Skyline Drive by Bike – Complete!
I am always amazed by the body’s ability to recover. Today I woke up a little sore but ready and did the second half of
Skyline Drive by Bike – End of Day 1
Today’s ride began with a 6 mile climb! The entire ride was grueling and the ascents were endless. Traffic was rush-hour heavy and my partner
Skyline Drive – Sheanandoah National Park by Bike
Today is about logistics. The actual bike riding does not begin until tomorrow but it will take a full day to get everything in place.
Return to Shenandoah National Park…This Time by Bike
The last time I blogged about Shenandoah National Park I was hiking it by foot along the Appalachian Trail. This time it will be by
Pupatella: Even the New York Pizza Snobs Say It’s Good!
I’m just going to come out and say it, I have a chip on my shoulder about New York pizza snobs. If you’re one of
Full Moon Over Clarendon Post Office
Derecho – Powerless in the DC Storm!
If you have been following the news you have heard that we had record heat and humidity Friday in the Washington, DC area. The temperature
View From the Amtrak Carolinian – Potomac River, Quantico, VA
As viewed from Amtrak northbound train, the Carolinian!
Food Trucks & Willie’s Po’ Boy
These days food trucks are nothing short of a movement across the country and Arlington, VA is getting its share of attention. I have started
My Appalachian Trail Adventure Conclusion – 10 Lessons Learned
This is the final posting of a 5-part series on a section hike of the Appalachian Trail. At many points during my 4-day section hike
Appalachian Trail: Virginia – Part 4 of 5
This is the fourth in a series of 5 posts about a section hike of the Appalachian Trail. On Sunday we awoke to discover the
Appalachian Trail: Virginia – Part 3 of 5
This is the third in a series of 5 posts about a section hike of the Appalachian Trail. Day 3 began in the low 50’s
My Appalachian Trail Adventure – Part 2 of 5
This is the second in a series of 5 posts about a section hike of the Appalachian Trail. After the first night’s sleep I woke