Saturday, April 21, 2012

Blue Ridge Parkway Recommended Hike!

Rock Castle Gorge National Recreational Trail
Milepost 167 Blue Ridge Parkway VA
Your innkeeper at The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Virginia shares this beautiful hike in these Blue Ridge Mountains!
Over 200 species of Wildflowers in this part of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Trillium - three petals, three bracts and three leaves

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Earth Day Special in Virginia

The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast of Virginia is a certified Wildlife Habitat. 
We got the certification last year from the National Wildlife Federation and have waited until the Spring to hang our sign by the ponds (see our press release here). Sometimes we refer to this place as a "BB4B" a bed and breakfast for the birds!
Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast of Virginia is a certified wildlife habitat

Friday, April 6, 2012

What's all the buzzzz

Innkeeper/Bee keeper Tim

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Childhood Memories - Create them!

I recently read an article reminiscing about the Sunday drives her family took on the rare Sundays her Father would have a Sunday off work. It brought back memories of my childhood.

We did not take “Sunday drives” as they were called to non-destinations, we would go visiting friends of my parents or they would come visit us. However, we had an annual trip that is a wonderful memory – one that does not remember kids being bored and fidgeting or adults getting cranky from heat and kids – just one huge memory of all the trips in one.

In the 1950s, all vehicles in West Virginia got new license plates in June. Most people ordered them with the form that came in the mail and the license plates arrived via the rural mailman placing the new license plate in your mailbox. Not the Moran family though.