Category Archives: Travel

Jamestown, Virginia

  We took a trip to Jamestown and Williamsburg, Virginia this past weekend. I grew up visiting my grandmother in Williamsburg but don’t remember too much of the historic sites in the area. There are a decent amount of bike … Continue reading

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Virginia Creeper Trail

Over the weekend I had an opportunity to go camping on the banks of the Holston River near Alvarado, Virginia, ¬†just yards from the Virginia Creeper Trail. The trail is 35 miles long and runs through Damascus, Virginia, ultimately climbing … Continue reading

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Atlantic Beach and Beaufort, North Carolina

Since the weather was unseasonably nice we took a quick trip for the weekend out to Atlantic Beach, then headed to Beaufort for a bit on the way back home. What can I say? There is never really a bad … Continue reading

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Raven Rock State Park

Raven Rock State Park is located near Lillington, NC ¬†along the Cape Fear river, at the “fall zone”, where the foothills meet the coastal plain. There are hiking trails and camping sites available, as well as a recently constructed nature … Continue reading

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Johnson Wax Building

Around 2001 I visited the Johnson Wax headquarters in Racine, Wisconsin, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and, if it isn’t obvious by this photograph, the natural lighting in the space is amazing. Completed in 1939, the building structure is formed … Continue reading

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House Creek Greenway Trail

The House Creek portion of the Raleigh greenway system was recently opened, linking the Reedy Creek trail to the Crabtree Valley trail. It is an important connection along the greenway and allows some nice distances to be traveled along the … Continue reading

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Buildings by Marlon Blackwell

Architect Marlon Blackwell heads the Fay Jones School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas as well as runs a practice in Fayetteville. I had the pleasure of visiting his practice and a few of his projects over the summer. … Continue reading

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