I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, we were driving in and out of mist, at elevations at or around 3,000 feet, but we decided to pull off the parkway at Craggy Gardens. Like every other “chance” we took on … Continue reading On Top of the World
Now that the kids are older, Mr. Garner and I are re-discovering our love of hiking. Part of our decision to drive the Blue Ridge was in order to chase a few waterfalls! North Carolina has gorgeous waterfalls. If you’ve … Continue reading Wonder and Awe at Linville Falls!
I love the Blue Ridge Parkway! Driving along the crest of the mountain chain, one is treated to mile after mile of purple mountain majesty, hidden valleys, rippling hills, highland fields full of wildflowers, farms with sheep or cows grazing, … Continue reading Stumbling Over the Tanawha Trail
Mr. Garner and I both have childhood memories of roadside picnics during long distance car rides. Back in the day, familiar fast food and restaurant chains were not to be found in every hamlet or village, so families traveling any … Continue reading Enjoying an Old Fashioned Roadside Picnic
It was our last chance to get away to the farm before The Daughter and I start school this week coming up. Hitting all of our favorite Roanoke spots on Saturday, we visited IHOP for pancakes then headed over to … Continue reading Late Summer at the Farm
The six-hour drive from Norfolk to our family farm tucked up amongst the gently rounded mountains of the Blue Ridge, is long. We have taken many different roads to the farm in an effort to save time, improve food choices, and increase … Continue reading The Road Less Travelled…