Category Archives: Travel

Come See My Hometown – Barter Theater – Abingdon, VA

In 1939 a fellow named Robert Porterfield decided to re-frame the arts scene in the small town of Abingdon, VA, located half way between Roanoke, Virginia and Knoxville, TN forever. His idea was to establish a playhouse where local folks … Continue reading

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Come See My Hometown – Plumb Alley Day – Abingdon, VA

Within the hills and mountains of Southwest Virginia, not West Virginia, now, but the west end of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is a small town named Abingdon. Each Memorial Day weekend on Saturday about 20,000 people swell the town’s population … Continue reading

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Graduation Day 2016

In each of our lives there are days we point to for a long period of time, events we refer to as milestones, or time checks where we mentally and physically transition from one setting or perceived state to another. … Continue reading

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Come See My Hometown

I am proposing a new recurring blog event, called Come See My Hometown, where the participants will write a blog post highlighting some unique historical site, festival or event unique to your region. For instance, in five months Bristol Motor … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Happy Place – 10-9-15

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Happy Place.” My wife and I took a couple of days this week and visited the Blue Ridge Parkway, a 469 mile motor route through the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains of … Continue reading

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Places – Daily Post – 3/16/15

The Daily Post for 3/16/15 asks:  Beach, mountain, forest, or somewhere else entirely? This post is particularly timely as only five hours previous I finally exited a chartered bus along with 100 or so harried band students from my daughter’s … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Community

The Weekly Photo Challenge for this week is community. From our science classes we understand community to be a group of like creatures in a defined space. During the last week I have been widening that defined space as I … Continue reading

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My Prayer of Jabez Experience

AUTHOR’s NOTE : As you read this I am away on a foreign mission trip to Belize. If you are a long time reader you have seen information about last year’s trip for quite a while. If you are new, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Christmas Activity

We are finally into one of my most favorite times of the year. Because of my Christian faith Christmas holds a special meaning. Over the years we all develop traditions to mark this season. Decorating, parties, Christmas plays, Cantatas and … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Seven Days

You wake up tomorrow morning to find all your plans have been cancelled for the next seven days and $10,000 on your dresser. Tell us about your week. I would become the poster child for international travel. I would cram … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – No, Thanks

Is there a place in the world you never want to visit? Where, and why not? My list of places I would never visit will not be a surprise. These are places where Americans are not welcome due to the politics of the present. … Continue reading

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Coming and Going: Flying the Friendly Skies

Have you ever noticed those whispy white or gray lines that criss cross our skies? You know what I mean, the jet contrails that remain after a plane full of travelers has made their way above our heads. I have … Continue reading

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2012 Belize Trip – Roads we traveled, places we visited.

Sunday December 9, 2012 – We visited the Hopewell International children’s home where Shannon and Christina Bullock provide a loving home to twelve or thirteen children. I say this because they were so excited when we arrived that they never … Continue reading

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Dec. 2012 Belize Trip – My List of Firsts

So if you read my blog you know for several weeks I have been anticipating my first trip to another country as part of an eleven person mission team. As you can imagine there were several new experiences in this … Continue reading

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