John & Melanie Richard

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Summertime Fun

July 8th update:
We went with the neighbors to Table Rock, not too far from home. As you can see below, the scenery was spectacular. We had a picnic on the rock, stayed for sunset, and hiked back to the truck by flashlight. It was too much fun!

The rhododendron are starting to bloom. This one was on the trail to Table Rock.

Looking East up Red Run.

Looking South down Red Run to the Dry Fork valley and beyond.

David and Leslie enjoy the picnic with a view.

July 15th update:
July 9th was Mel's birthday, so John treated her to a round of golf at Canaan Valley Resort. It's a wonderful golf course! One that you would enjoy playing if you came to visit.

Mel launches her drive on the 8th hole.

We were all smiles at the end of the round. Mel shot her age, which we are not telling.

August 5th update:
We have taken up bicycling in order to combat the effects of enjoying good food and drink. Recently we took our first off-road ride + hike to a place of incredible beauty. Here are a few photos of the lower end of Canaan Valley.

Mel on the "hike" part of the trip

Clouds swirl over Cabin Mountain.

There are several active beaver ponds along the trail.