This was a fun show to record, talking with Clyde about the County’s park system and all the activities going on in Patrick County. That led to a special treat, chatting with Patty Hazelwood about the park that her family and two other families allow the community to use for special events.
Reservation of Shelters in Patrick County Parks – 276-694-3917.
Events at Wayside Park – Patty Hazelwood – (276) 692-4149.
Defensive Driving Tip For This Week:
As you approach an intersection, if the light turns yellow and you CAN stop safely, do so. If you’re running a light that is yellow – maybe turning to red, you are focused on getting through, not on what else might be happening in the intersection. There may be someone jumping the gun from one of the other directions.
And, as always, make sure you are driving a safe, well-maintained vehicle to do your own Rambling!
Next week, Rocky will interview Clyde Crissman, the Recreation Director of Patrick County, Virginia.
Defensive Driving Tip For This Week:
As you drive, leave a safe distance between behind the car ahead of you. Use the 2 second rule. Pick a landmark – a pothole, a marking – as the car ahead of you passes this spot, count ‘One-Thousand-One, One-Thousand-Two’. If you cross the same spot before you finish One-Thousand-Two, you’re TOO CLOSE. Back off and try it again. See you next week. Remember, if the car ahead of you has to stop or makes some other move suddenly, it will take you a second or two AT BEST to react and respond, even if you’re paying close attention.
Our second episode has now aired on BTW21! You can watch the entire episode right here. In this episode, I am interviewing the Tourism Officers of the three counties surrounding Philpott Lake. In the last episode, I interviewed them all together. In this episode I am interviewing them each separately, concentrating on tourism for each of the three counties.
For more information on places to go, things to do and events to attend, here are the tourism websites for each of the three highlighted counties.
Keep your headlights on in anything less than ideal lighting. Remember that your car insurance can only help you after an accident. The best insurance you can buy to help AVOID an accident is to keep your headlights on to make sure that other drivers can see you.
Our first show is ‘in the can’ and online! Watch Rocky interview the tourism officers of three Viriginia Counties: Beth Stinnett, Martinsville-Henry County, Sandra Puckett, Patrick County, and David Rotenizer, Franklin County. In this first episode, we look at tourism from a regional perspective and how this new show will help promote tourism in this unique region in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains! In our second episode, Rocky will interview the same three tourism officers, but looking at each county separately.
Virginia State law requires that if your windshield wipers are on, you should have your headlights on, as well. Remember, any conditions that would require use of your windshields reduces light conditions. Your headlights are the best way to assure that other drivers can see you.
At Rocky’s Ramblings, we have been working madly with the BTW21 team to get our show on the air. It’s finally happening! We still have a few details to finish up. But, we will be ready for our first show to air at 7:00 p.m. NEXT Monday, and every Monday following!
Not only that, but Monday evening’s show will be re-broadcast three times through the week:
Once each show has aired, we will upload it to this website to be available to people outside the BTW21 viewing area.
Our first show will be an interview with the Tourism Officers of Martinsville-Henry County, Franklin County and Patrick County, which are at the confluence of The Southern Hills, The Virginia Mountains, and The Blue Ridge Highlands, three unique regions, according to the Virginia Tourism Office.
We’ll be looking at tourism from a regional perspective – places to go, things to see and events to attend that are important to the whole tri-county area. I encourage you to tune in and start planning your next outing!
Companion website to Rocky's Ramblings, the show dedicated to encouraging you to get out and do your own Ramblings! Get out and explore the many places to go, things to do and events to attend.