Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving holiday 2008

We had another great Thanksgiving holiday this year.

Lorraine and I went to the Fairfax County Civilian Police Academy graduation on Saturday morning; Lorraine was on travel for the graduation day for our class, so this was a "make up" opportunity. Lorraine had an opportunity to fire the Sig Sauer 9mm pistol and the Remington 870P shotgun. We both had an opportunity to drive a high-speed precision driving course (this was significantly different than the driving opportunity for our CPA class). The driving course was a blast. We stayed for the "pot luck" lunch, which was also great.

Emily and Joe traveled to Virginia, arriving late Saturday afternoon. We stayed in Fairfax County until Tuesday late afternoon, then headed to Nelson County for the holiday.

Cindy and Paul joined us from Maine, Joe came from Washington, DC, and Hank and Nate drove from Maryland to join us at Rhue Hollow.

This year's Thanksgiving Day hike was to the top of Crabtree Falls. The weather was just about perfect.

Em, Joe, and I returned to Fairfax County last night, so they could catch their flight from Washington's National Airport this morning.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving, 2008

Like last year, we took some time during Thanksgiving Day to take a nice hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This year's hike was to the top of Crabtree Falls, here in Nelson County.

Cindy, Paul, and Joe Fortier, Emily and Joe Wilson, and Lorraine and I were the hikers this year. It was a beautiful, clear, and somewhat crisp day for hiking -- just the kind I like.

Winter preparations

Along with all of the other things to think about when winter comes, we put firewood near the top. Joe, Paul Fortier, and I spent some quality time Wednesday laying in big stack of split firewood.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mason Law Federalist Society and American Constitution Society Symposium

The Federalist Society at George Mason University's School of Law and the American Constitution Society are sponsoring a symposium at 1700 -- 2000 on Wednesday, 19 November 2008, on the subject of District of Columbia v. Heller. I'm a fan of several of the panelists, so I recommend folks go if they can afford the time. The price is right: free.