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Christmas Card 2016- Herndon, Virginia

Christmas Card 2016- Herndon, Virginia

Both Jon and I are serious lovers of the Christmas season and Christmas cards are one tradition we look forward to sharing with our loved ones each year.  Although this post is less about a life-enriching experience on the trail, we figured our friends and […]

Manassas National Battlefield Park- Manassas, Virginia

Manassas National Battlefield Park- Manassas, Virginia

One of our favorite places to visit with Penny is the battlefield at Manassas (Bull Run).  It is close to home but each time we go we experience something new! Penny loves to go for runs at the battlefields because of the variety of scenery. […]

Devil’s Backbone- Trail Angel Weiss

Devil’s Backbone- Trail Angel Weiss

Jon and I have a bit of a thing for a good Bavarian-style Hefeweizen and Devil’s Backbone’s Trail Angel Weiss does not disappoint!  Jon and I love visiting Devil’s Backbone Base Camp after hiking in the George Washington National Forest.   This beer is the […]

Dirt Farm Brewing- Bluemont, Virginia

Dirt Farm Brewing- Bluemont, Virginia

Jon and I recently visited Dirt Farm Brewing in Bluemont, Virginia. Getting to Dirt Farm was half of the adventure! Located off of Route 7 and down a few country roads, you arrive at the entrance and unpaved driveway. Once you hit the dirt road, […]

Starr Hill Brewery- Last Leaf Maple Brown Ale

Starr Hill Brewery- Last Leaf Maple Brown Ale

We recently visited Star Hill Brewery in Crozet, VA and fell in love with yet another of their beers (we LOVE Starr Hill)! The Last Leaf is Maple Brown Ale with a perfect dose of maple flavor without being sweet. It’s like drinking Thanksgiving dessert […]

Fall at Loft Mountain- Shenandoah National Park

Fall at Loft Mountain- Shenandoah National Park

The grand finale to our camping season was a “fall foliage” trip to Loft Mountain in Shenandoah National Park. We scheduled this trip months ago, planning to visit the park with the foliage at its peak- just like last year! Mother Nature had something else […]

Sunsets at Rocky Gap- Shenandoah National Park

Sunsets at Rocky Gap- Shenandoah National Park

Our Loft Mountain camping weekend was a perfect chance to finally catch some famous Shenandoah National Park sunsets!  Both Friday and Saturday nights we headed to Rocky Gap overlook to catch the sun sinking below the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Although we watched the sun set […]

Hawksbill Summit- Shenandoah National Park

Hawksbill Summit- Shenandoah National Park

Getting to Hawksbill Summit (the highest peak in Shenandoah National Park) took us 12 miles and 2 months!  That may sound crazy, but in early May we hiked Hawksbill Franklin Cliffs and it was the longest day hike we (and Penny) had been on.  It’s a loop […]

Old Ox Brewery- Hardway Summer Lager

Old Ox Brewery- Hardway Summer Lager

This beer by Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn, Virginia is a perfect addition to any summer event.  We enjoyed Hardway Summer Lager as we watched the sun setting over the Blue Ridge mountains at Rocky Gap overlook.  We love Old Ox (a local brewery for us) […]

Jones Run and Doyles River- Shenandoah National Park

Jones Run and Doyles River- Shenandoah National Park

This past weekend we camped at Loft Mountain in Shenandoah National Park.  We spent the day hiking the Jones Run/Doyles River trail, which begins at the Brown’s Gap parking area, just minutes from the campsite.  This hike proved to be one of our favorites in […]