Category Archives: Mini Trips

“Taking the Baths” in Hot Springs, AR

This past weekend Dr. Shifty and I decided to take a little in-state field trip down to Hot Springs, AR.  We had seen several advertisements for the Hot Springs Jazzfest and Dr. Shifty’s been itching to go check out the … Continue reading

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In-State Rivalry

Two years ago, our group of friends spent the Saturday of Labor Day weekend out at Nissan Pavilion (now Jiffy Lube Live) tailgating for the Jimmy Buffett concert. The guys had a hard time being away from their TVs on … Continue reading

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Cruisin’ for America: Northeast Tour

Dr. Shifty and I hit eight different states in just 4 1/2 days over the long July 4th holiday.  Impressed?  You probably shouldn’t be – I spent much of our time in New Jersey tweeting about how much I dislike … Continue reading

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“Roughing it” at Sky Meadows State Park

Dr. Shifty and I have been talking about going camping for years, “talking” being the key word.  We finally managed to get our act together this past weekend and headed to the hills with our friends Rob, Rachel and Andy. … Continue reading

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Tales from the Sound Crab: The Conclusion

All good things must come to an end.  Monday marked our last full day at the Sound Crab.  Deez and I took off on separate runs while Maggie and Dr. Shifty hiked to the Wright Brothers Memorial.  Dana made it … Continue reading

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Tales from the Sound Crab: Days 2 & 3

Deez and I woke up before the rest of the crew to head out for a detoxing run.   Look where we ended! When we returned the rest of the crew was up, except for RP.  After pleas for blueberry … Continue reading

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Tales from the Sound Crab: Day One

To kick off Memorial Day weekend, RP and I dropped the hound off at the kennel and skipped town a day early.  We left Alexandria a little after 8:30 a.m. and headed south down I-95.  Calyn and Marty left town … Continue reading

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Returning to Reality

is so hard when you leave this behind. Yes, that’s a donut s’more.  Recap to come. Deez, Mags and I will share our pics and our ridiculous stories soon!  Right now we’re very busy applying aloe and wishing we had … Continue reading

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Where All Is Bright and Gay

Thomas Jefferson once wrote to his daughter Martha, “On the whole I find nothing any where else in point of climate which Virginia need envy to any part of the world . . . .” And, as soon as the … Continue reading

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