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    From late July through early August of 1927, artists such as The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and more made musical recordings in a makeshift studio in downtown Bristol. Those recordings became known as the 1927 Bristol Sessions, and they made Bristol the birthplace of #countrymusic. Tomorrow, 87 years later, a museum dedicated to the history of country music, starting with those 1927 Sessions, opens to the public in downtown #Bristol. This is a must-visit for music fanatics and connoisseurs! Photo props to @amandastrav. #bcmm #birthplaceofcountrymusic #oldschoolva #vatravel #loveva #records #virginia #musiclovers @bcmbristol
    If you're in #VirginiaBeach and looking for a killer #breakfast with local gourmet #coffee, you HAVE to check out Zeke's Beans & Bowls. Their #acai bowls, made-to-order with fresh fruit, will knock your socks off! This is their North Pole Bowl, acai topped with granola, banana, mango, blueberries, cocoanut and almonds. The cafe's eclectic, retro-beach vibe is also a #morning mood lifter. #loveva #vafood #goodmorning #wakeup #getinmybelly #freshfruit @visitvabeach @zekesvb
    #Goodmorning from the #VirginiaBeach Fishing #Pier. It looks like another beautiful day is in store for #Virginia. #LoveVA #sunrise #photooftheday #todaysunrise #vatravel #bigsky @visitvabeach #vaoutdoors
    Behind-the-scenes on today's photo shoot in #VirginiaBeach with photographer @meatkinson. We're #paddleboarding in front of the Cape Henry Lighthouse with Tula Adventure Sports. @tulasports #loveva #photoshoot #behindthescenes #photooftheday @visitvabeach
  • Archive for January, 2010

    Thinking “Spring Break” Yet?

    by Casey | Posted on January 28th, 2010

    Getaway this Spring Break to Colonial Beach - a low-key family fun spot on the Potomac River!

    Getaway this Spring Break to Colonial Beach - a low-key family fun spot on the Potomac River!

     Here’s a family-fun location with cute cottages, nifty dockside dining, and of course, a beach! Discover Colonial Beach on the Potomac River. It’s just across the river from DC, but worlds away in relaxing family time!

    Nearby are wildlife viewing opportunities and watersports fun galore. Check out Westmoreland State Park and Caledon Natural Area. Both locations are known for Bald Eagles, Kingfishers and Osprey, so be sure to bring your camera. Hiking and biking trails keep the kids moving and you’re sure to make some awesome memories.

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    Go Green on the Blue Ridge Parkway 75th Anniversary Sweepstakes

    by Mary | Posted on January 13th, 2010

    Go Green on the Blue Ridge Parkway In celebration of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s 75th Anniversary, you have a chance to experience beautiful vistas, charming towns and family fun stops over a seven-day/six-night vacation for four! Includes airfare and a hybrid rental car.


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    Harvesting the Ice

    by Casey | Posted on January 4th, 2010

    Ice before refrigeration. Now that’s something to ponder.Shirley Plantation

    This month only, visit Shirley Plantation for an interpretive lesson on ice harvesting, packing and storing. See the Ice House, of course!

    The last guided house tour begins at 4:30 p.m., but you can visit Lady Cessalye’s Gift Shop until 5:00. Give yourself about an hour to experience Shirley. Afterall, she’s Virginia’s first plantation!

    Adults: $11
    Children: $7.50

    9:30 to 4:30 Daily

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