Newland, NC

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Secluded Valley Campground

Continuing our drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, we stopped off in Newland, NC, at the lovely Secluded Valley RV Park.  It is indeed located in a little valley with a stream along one side and small lake in the middle.  It is an appealing campground that was very quiet during our stay.  We would like to take the weather we experienced here with us everywhere we go:  low to mid-70s during the day and mid-50’s at night. Continue reading

Galax, VA

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The kids are back in school, we have left the crowds and congestion of the northeastern states and have reached the Blue Ridge Mountains of western Virginia and North Carolina.  Cooler temperatures, clean mountain air and a slower pace as summer slowly winds down.  We entered the Blue Ridge Parkway near an area known as Meadows of Dan and drove south to Galax, VA.  Here we parked at the Cool Breeze Campground.

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Prostate Diagnosis

In my previous article, I provided some of the details of my prostate cancer diagnosis in 2015.  In this article I talk about what has transpired in the first year since that diagnosis.

thLYLFK3GTAt the time I was given the prostate cancer diagnosis, the urologist explained that there were a number of treatment options available and that we should take the time to research and investigate these options.  We were introduced to a patient representative who could assist us with our research.  We were provided information about a local support group and subsequently provided appointments with professionals that would explain each of the treatment options in detail. Continue reading

Urbanna, VA

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The village of Urbanna is located east of Richmond, VA, on the Rappahannock River which connects to the Chesapeake Bay.  We parked at the lovely Bethpage Camp Resort in Urbanna.  It is a large RV park with terrific facilities, however, since we arrived after the Labor Day weekend it has been very quiet here.

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