Recent Ramblings


What fun days! Friday morning I went strawberry picking with daughter number two and kids – in Pungo, Virginia. I’ve heard for years about the good pickin’s down that way, but this was my first outing in the area. Brookland Farm delivered as promised!  The strawberries were in raised rows and rested cleanly on black plastic.  Clean, juicy and sweet berries!  We quickly picked two buckets, and munched on them the rest of the day.  We enjoyed the lovely rural drive, with added bonus of a  dinosaur-lined walk in front of the nearby Virginia Beach Airport.

On Saturday, after a very damp morning at the South of the James Market, I drove to Scottsville to donate my father’s uniforms to the Scottsville Museum.  If you haven’t visited this historical gem, put it on your list.  The current exhibit is Where the River Bends, Scottsville and the James.  Right across the street is Canal Park with reconstuctions of the batteaus (and clean bathrooms).

While you’re in town, you may want to drive out to the shopping center (route 6 thru town, then bear left to continue on route 6 to the top of the hill), where I discovered a charming antique mall, River Town Antiques, which has been open for four years.  Selection was extensive and prices were reasonable.  I happened to be here on Customer Appreciation Day, and the hot dog and angel food/pineapple cake were delicious!

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