The West River and Beyond

The West River and Beyond   When we started the Old Town Crier thirty years ago, after each month’s delivery, we had a few days to take a break. These were mostly day trips although sometimes it was not advisable to drive back that night. One of our favorite destinations was the West River and […]

Historic Valley View Farm

By Bob Tagert Historic Valley View Farm With summer in full swing now we thought it a good time to take a road trip to the cool Blue Ridge Mountains. Our destination is the historic Valley View Farm. Recently added to the peach orchards, apple orchards and black and blueberries, the Strother family has planted […]

Occoquan – An Oasis and Little-Known Gem in VA

By Bob Tagert Occoquan – An Oasis and Little-Known Gem in VA The comments in the sidebar were provided by the Occoquan Historical Society and gave us cause to make this month’s Road Trip a jaunt to the quaint little burg of Occoquan. We had lost sight of Occoquan over the years even though back […]

North Beach, Maryland – The Jewel of the Chesapeake Bay!

By Bob Tagert North Beach, Maryland – The Jewel of the Chesapeake Bay! With warm weather finally moving in we thought it a good time to head to the beach…North Beach that is! The iconic Chesapeake Bay Bridge was first opened in 1952 allowing access to the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Before that bridge, […]

Brews, Booze and Bacchus Southern Maryland Style!

By Bob Tagert   Brews, Booze and Bacchus Southern Maryland Style!   With the few 70-degree-days that we had in February, I contracted a big case of spring fever and started to think of the work that I need to do on my sailboat so we combined a trip to southern Maryland to check out […]

Greenfield Inn B & B

By Bob Tagert Greenfield Inn B & B The February Road Trip takes us to the beautiful Greenfield Inn Bed and Breakfast in Washington, Virginia. Normally we all think of going to the mountains in the fall to check out the fall foliage, but there are some advantages to visiting the mountains in the winter. […]

2017 Was a Whirlwind of a Year!

2017 Was A Whirlwind of a Year!   As most of our readers know, every January I take a look back at the Road Trips of the previous year, and like our cover has said for 30 years…”From the Bay to the Blue Ridge”. Knowing full well that there is no better place to be […]

Old Town Alexandria- home for the holidays!

Old Town Alexandria- home for the holidays Or those of you who read us regularly, you know that each month I take you along on a road trip to a different destination, whether it is to the mountains or the Chesapeake Bay area. However, every year for the December issue, I stay home and write […]

Woodstock, VA: The Heart of Shenandoah Valley

Woodstock, VA: The Heart of Shenandoah Valley This month’s road trip really worked to our advantage. With the leaves beginning to turn yellow we drove at the beginning of the fall season to Woodstock, Virginia to hear our friends “The Eastport Oyster Boys” play their music at the Woodstock Café. Our tag line on the […]

Exploring Winchester

By Bob Tagert Winchester, Virginia and the George Washington Hotel With the season changing to fall, we thought it a great time to take a drive to the mountains of the Blue Ridge and the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Our destination was Winchester, Virginia and the beautifully restored George Washington Hotel, a Wyndham Grand Hotel. The […]