A great visit with our daughter Beth in Radford, VA

On Monday Dale and Brandy let us barrow their car and we drove to Radford, VA. to see our daughter Beth, who is attending college in Radford.

We were so excited to see her and have the opportunity to spend a few days with her.

We arrived Monday at about 3:30 PM and had a great time visiting with her that night.


Beth and her cat Nikita


Tuesday she took us out for a drive in the morning.  Radford is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains and it was just beautiful there.

The trees in the mountains are changing to the fall colors.  It is truly a wonder to see them colors painted on those mountains.   We went to Gent Park for lunch and some nice views.


Some children were at the park on a class outing.

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At the park they a brook that went past it

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They also had a pond that they have weddings around.


A nice reflection in the water.

A couple of family pictures.


Beth & Tam


Tam & me

Then on Wed morning, before we left we went up the Blur Ridge Parkway.  It was raining and the clouds were hanging on the mountains.  Truly natures heaven.

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These hills are where Dirty Dancing was filmed.  We went to the “Lodge” that the movie was filmed at and you could sense the Movies heartbeat.


The Lodge


The Lodge from the mountain


The Pavilion that a lot of the dancing took place in

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As we were going back down the mountain we stopped and grabbed a few more family photo’s.


Beth & Tam



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Tam & me in a couple of shots with the mountains in the background.

We also went by this covered bridge.

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When I see some of the rock formations I think of our friend Bruce back in Mankato.  He collects stones and would show us the beauty in them.  These are bigger and not as pretty but it is awesome when you see what God has created even in the beauty of the stones in the earth.

It’s difficult to see in the picture but the lines running through the stone is a kaleidoscope of color

Unfortunately the time was to short and we had to head back Wed afternoon.

We are now back in Laurel, MD with Brandy and Dale and getting ready to continue the Adventure on Saturday or Sunday based on the “tides: again.  We will go to the boat shortly and work on “Adventure” to get ready to go.

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