Category: Shenandoah

  • Tubing Tales: Whitewater on the Potomac

    Today we went tubing on the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, ending where the Shenandoah joins the Potomac. It was called “whitewater tubing,” but that description was an exaggeration.  We were on the water 2.5 hours, mostly flat water with some lovely ripples and rocks. Thomas Jefferson commented on this area rather famously: “The passage…

  • Shape Note Singing

    Today we’re off to an all-day Shape Note Sing in Berryville, VA. Shape Note singing was popular in the south, and was a standard in the churches, but went out of popularity sometime soon after the Civil War. ?Singing is unaccompanied, with the singers seated in a square, by parts, facing each other. ?The leading…