Loafing in the Virginia Highlands

We’re doing nearly nothing at Virginia Highland Haven Airstream Park. Arrived Tuesday, four days ago. We’ve taken several great walks including to the waterfall at the property’s western edge — the water is running great, really pretty.

Our location in beautiful Virginia Highlands

Our location in beautiful Virginia Highlands

Sorry we took no camera — nor a whistle, nor compass, nor first aid kit, nor water, nor phone, nor did we think to tell anyone where we were going. We did carry a can of bear spray, highly recommended locally for walks most anywhere out here. Saw lots of deer track but no paw prints anywhere. We weren’t disappointed by this.

Jim assembled and raised Debbie’s Eagle-1 31′ vertical antenna yesterday. It’s atop the trailer, making it 40′ tall. Newly configured with a really dandy setup with an auto-coupler that gets its dc voltage through the coaxial cable. Working well, looks superb. If you have any questions, just email or call.

We went to Floyd last night for dinner at Mickey G’s Bistro and music outside the Floyd Country Store.

Dinner at Mickey G’s was good and very reasonable prices. Service was attentive and competent, food was wonderful, and the restaurant is small and busy on Friday night. Eat outside if you can, there is more room under the patio roof than inside. We tried the baked pasta sampler and a Greek salad. Both were excellent — the salad was perfect and all three items on the sampler were delicious.

We didn’t listen to music inside the store — the music on the sidewalk across the street was clearly superior — three men, playing a banjo, acoustic bass, and guitar and all three very good singers. They kept a rapt audience of 75-100 people with three to five folks dancing many of the songs. We enjoyed their music.

Today we really did nothing — no walks, no out-of-doors projects. Debbie fixed dinner for company and afterward we watched a movie together in the club house, Trail of the Lonesome Pine. Neat movie with historic significance — the first movie shot on location in three strip Technicolor (1934), and starred Fred MacMurray, Henry Fonda, and Silvia Sydney.

The weather has been cool and wet until today, when it was cool and sunny. A welcome change, and we may have a couple more such days before we head back toward Charlotte.

See you down the road!
Jim and Debbie

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5 responses to “Loafing in the Virginia Highlands

  1. You both deserve much credit finding time for time off. May be one of the most difficult skills to learn in this day and age. If you offer classes sign us up.

  2. Highland Haven and the Floyd County area is a great place to escape and one of our favorite places to stay in our Airstream. In fact we’ll be stopping at HH Wednesday or Thursday for a few days as we start on our fall trip. Sounds like we’ll miss you by a day or two. We agree with you on Mickey G’s and the music in Floyd. All part of the Floyd experience!

  3. Nice post! Many of your posts leave me enviously out of breath with all your activity. I think we might be able to handle this one. Highland Haven is now on my bucket list. Thanks. And you two stay safe.

  4. We really enjoyed going to Highland Haven for a couple of summers. Folks there are warm, and welcoming. Great place to escape to!

    • Hi Barry & Susan — Yes, VaHH folks are definitely that. We’ve enjoyed a couple of meals they hosted this week, and last night the great old movie. And these folks will do anything to help you. Doesn’t get any better. Then there’s the vista . . . Wow!

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