Keepin’ it Cool in the Mountains

Keepin’ it Cool in the Mountains The expression “Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words” appeared in a 1911 newspaper article quoting newspaper editor Tess Flanders discussing journalism and publicity. I think that I will apply that principle to this month’s Road Trip. I will limit my words and let you enjoy the scenery. […]

Camp Runaway: Return to Days Gone By

Camp Runaway: Return to Days Gone By Do you remember those days long ago when your mom and dad would drop you off for summer camp? I do, whether it was boy scout camp or safety patrol school camp. It was always a wonderful adventure. Always came home with cuts and bruises and memories. I […]

North to Frederick Maryland and Beyond

By Bob Tagert   North to Frederick Maryland and Beyond   For our road trip this month we decided to visit Frederick, Maryland since we were already going there to attend the Frederick Craft Spirit Festival, which was organized by the Maryland Distillers Guild. Although it was a cool day with intermittent drizzle for the […]

The Secret of Havana!

The Secret of Havana By Adam Morel An old woman living in a tiny home, working slavishly over a hot stove, making strong coffee for three strangers. A middle aged man with a tattered shirt and bloodshot eyes, giving a bear hug, speaking emphatically in a language his new found friend cannot understand. A single […]

Annapolis, Maryland

By Bob Tagert Annapolis Maryland            I have sailed in and out of Annapolis many times over the past 25 years. Maryland’s capital sits alongside the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States, spanning 64,000 square miles and six states and offering sailors everything from quiet retreats in calm inlets to national […]

Annapolis, Maryland

By Bob Tagert   Annapolis Maryland       I have sailed in and out of Annapolis many times over the past 25 years. Maryland’s capital sits alongside the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States, spanning 64,000 square miles and six states and offering sailors everything from quiet retreats in calm inlets to […]

Cambridge, Maryland and the Hyatt Chesapeake Resort…

Cambridge, Maryland and the Hyatt Chesapeake Resort… By Bob Tagert     For this months road trip we decided to take a drive to the eastern shore and visit the waterfront town of Cambridge, Maryland and discover the beautiful Hyatt Chesapeake Resort along the banks of the Choptank River. Getting to Cambridge is pretty simple. Take […]

2016- What a Ride!

    By Bob Tagert 2016 – What a Ride!   Each month during the course of the year I write a road trip article in which I explore the neat places of our region. Each January I recap those road trips from the previous year. Last years road trips began with a three-hour drive […]

Home for the Holidays!

Home For the Holidays! Old Town Alexandria     For those of you who read us regularly, you know that each month I take you with me on a road trip to a different destination. Each December I always stay home and write about our hometown, Old Town Alexandria. The last few years have seen […]

Northern Fauquier County- Wine and Dine

By Bob Tagert   Northern Fauquier County Wine and Dine   With the first touch of fall in the air, we decided to take a trip to northern Fauquier County here in Virginia and visit a few of the towns and some of Virginia’s best wineries…after all, October is Virginia Wine Month. This year will […]