Around this time of year Jim likes to reminisce and share that the first word he ever learned from his mother was P-I-E. If you knew his mother, this is not surprising. She was an excellent cook and she baked … Read the rest
You don’t have to be walking in the woods or through difficult terrain to see interesting and new animals. Today, here in Sharps Chapel, TN, I spotted a bright orange spider that I had never seen before walking on my … Read the rest
Two weeks ago, on October 25th, Jim and I decided to take a short 3-4 mile hike at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (on the Cumberland Gap TN town side, not the Middlesboro KY side). It is one of our … Read the rest
You may or may not be aware that I have been spending a lot of my time recently developing the website for Thunder Road Wine Trail, a new wine trail in East Tennessee which has six wineries, many of … Read the rest
Until you move to the South, you don’t truly realize the subtle differences in culture, compared to Ohio where I come from. One of those differences is the place that Muscadine grapes hold in the hearts and taste buds of … Read the rest
I’ve been busy this summer working on a website and marketing materials for the new Great Valley Wine Trail. It is scheduled to go live September 1, 2015. It has been so much fun getting to visit the wineries … Read the rest
Another pretty day, another road trip. A friend, knowing that we had ventured out to visit The Wilderness Road State Park just across the TN border in VA, recommend that we go a few more miles down the road and … Read the rest
We love to hop in the car on pretty days and take rides in the country. It is always nice to have a destination and we remembered a friend of ours telling us about the homestead of Sgt. Alvin C. … Read the rest
UPDATE: The First Annual Powell River Kayak & Canoe Regatta included 49 boats, a total of 57 participants., and the invaluable assistance of 35 volunteers from the community.
Click here are the Final Race Results: Final Results Composite
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A few weekends ago, Jim and I attended a silent retreat at the Well Being Conference Center just 8 miles north of Tazewell, TN.
Yes, I said “silent”. We were not supposed to talk after 9:00 Friday evening until noon … Read the rest