We made a happy choice, 18 years ago, when we bought our little house. It now sits on a street that hosts the entrance to a gorgeous walking trail through woods and marsh. Rare for us to see ice on the marsh, so I bundled up this morning, (two pairs of pants. Hey, can I help it I live in the south and only own lightweight pants?), grabbed my camera and went out to take a few photos.
So here's my plug for Smithfield, Virginia, as a nice day trip if you're visiting southeastern VA, (Williamsburg, Norfolk or Va. Beach.) "My" new trail to the still-under-construction Windsor Castle Park has just made it an even nicer visit. Pretty, yes?