Saturday, January 6, 2024

Devil’s Marbleyard 2


You’re almost to the top here. Over to the left you have to climb up some rocks to get to the very top. Like I said since I had Kane with us I didn’t go to much further. 
Kane is watching Braden go up and he really wanted to go! It was too treacherous though because he wanted to run!

I had Braden hold on to Kane while I climbed up a bit more. This is a far as I could get because Kane was wanting to come with me!

Heading back down…

There is an old abandoned Boy Scout Camp along this hike which is actually my favorite part. I’ll show you that next!!

Thursday, January 4, 2024

Devil’s Marbleyard

 Devil’s Marbleyard . Natural Bridge Station . Rockbridge County

Last February Braden and I hiked up to Devil’s Marbleyard. It gets its name from this huge field of gigantic boulders. As you ascend up the mountain there are more and more until they cover the top. You can scramble up the boulders but we didn’t as I had Kane with me. Braden climbed up a bit and said there was a good view up there.

Like I mentioned yesterday, the trail that takes you to the Devil’s Marbleyard, the Belfast Trail, is part of the Old Growth Forest Network. You can read about that HERE

I’ve got quite a few pictures from that hike I’ll share tomorrow! 

Wednesday, January 3, 2024




This one look like he’s been around a while. 

I was recently reading a book that talked about an Old Growth Forest. I was just thinking about it and was wondering if there is one near me and turns out there is and also turns out  that Braden and I hiked through there last year! I’ll share that with you tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

New Year’s Skies


Blue Ridge, Va

Winter produces some pretty skies! I also think winter trees are pretty! We are possibly in for some snow Saturday…1-3 inches…we’ll see!

Monday, January 1, 2024

CDP Theme Day: Photo of the Year

 A back road in Botetourt County

Well hello and Happy New Year!! So I only posted a handful of times last year but this was my favorite of them! It was a nice day spent taking back roads and finding hidden gems! If you zoom in you can see the old abandoned farm house peeking through the trees!

Linking up with City Daily Photo

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

CDP Theme Day - My Favorite Part of Town


Buchanan . Botetourt County

I know it has been a while! I don’t know why I keep falling off the face of the earth but I’m trying to catch back up! 

I would have to say my favorite part of “my town” would probably be taking a back road. You never know what hidden little gems are waiting to be found!

To see more, visit City Daily Photo Theme Day

Monday, May 22, 2023

Salem Museum - Lakeside Park


Lakeside park opened in 1920 and closed in 1986…

Since living here I’ve heard so many people tell me about Lakeside…I wish it was still here!

I would have rode the roller coaster for sure.

I also would have ridden the carousel!

Swimming half naked on Sundays!

A sad reminder of history….

Did you grow up with a park like Lakeside? Growing up in San Diego we had 2 parks that I loved as a kid…Marshall Scotty’s and Belmont Park. At Marshall Scotty’s my favorite was the pony rides and Belmont Park was known for the roller coaster, The Giant Dipper. In the 80’a they restored the old roller coaster…I’ve ridden it before and after!

I found this video clip of Lakeside you can watch HERE