Happy Friday everyone!
Man, did it ever snow here yesterday! I was lucky enough to get off work a bit early to make the drive back up the hill to Blacksburg before things got too dicey, but I did see FIVE accidents in the last 10 mile stretch. But now, I’m enjoying watching the gorgeous flakes float down outside my window–it’s making me giddy, I love it! Padfoot, on the other hand, is not so amused (insert not amused cat now). She’s been sitting at the window wide eyed for the last hour or so. Poor beach kitty doesn’t know what to make of all this white stuff!
It’s also a bit ironic that I’m sharing this post with you today when I took these pictures last Sunday when it was 72 degrees and humid outside. Oh how things change! Because of the (then) beautiful weather, I dragged Jeff out of the house to explore another green area in Blacksburg that I’d been wanting to check out for awhile now: Heritage Community Park & Natural Area.
I was a bit shocked to find the place nearly deserted on such an amazing day in the middle of January, but I wasn’t going to start complaining! The parking area is gravel, but the trail, which weaves around for a little over a mile or so, is completely paved. The park also has covered picnic areas set up at the start and end of the trail.
As of now, the park and trail system in Blacksburg is a bit fragmented, but the city has a plan to connect most of the existing trails throughout the town which will be fabulous. It might even inspire me to finally train for a marathon!
Check out the pictures of Heritage Community Park & Natural Area below and click here for the city information page.