Rocky Interviews Patrick, Henry and Franklin County Tourism Officers Separately

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.

Martinsville-Henry County Tourism
Franklin County Tourism
Patrick County Tourism
Virginia State Tourism Office
Virginia State Travel Guide

Defensive Driving Tip For This Week:

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.

Rocky Interviews Tourism Officers from three Virginia Counties: Henry, Patrick and Franklin Counties

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GycZC5AXyGc&t=679s

For more information from these three tourism sources:

Martinsville-Henry County Tourism
Franklin County Tourism
Patrick County Tourism
Virginia State Tourism Office
Virginia State Travel Guide

Defensive Driving Tip For This Week:

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.

Yes! Rocky’s Ramblings Will Air Our First Show 7:00 p.m. Monday Evening, February 6, 2017!!

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:

Thursday mornings – 9:30 a.m.
Saturday evenings – 6:00 p.m.
Monday mornings – 10:00 a.m.

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.

Joining me for my first show will be (from right to left) Franklin County Tourism Officer David Rotenizer, Patrick County Tourism Officer Sandra Puckett, (that’s me, Rambling Rocky Rockwell in the center), and Martinsville-Henry County Acting Tourism Officer Beth Stinnett, discussing tourism across the three counties that they represent. Also with us to assist (far left) is Patrick County Administrator Tom Rose.

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!

Our First Show – Discussing the Tri-County Area at the Confluence of Three Tourism Regions

I cannot tell you which Monday in February, yet (soon…very soon). But, I can now tell you a bit about our first show.

I will be interviewing the Tourism Officers of the three counties at the confluence of The Southern Hills, The Virginia Mountains, and The Blue Ridge Highlands, three unique regions, according to the Virginia Tourism Office.

Joining me for my first show will be (from right to left) Franklin County Tourism Officer David Rotenizer, Patrick County Tourism Officer Sandra Puckett, (that’s me, Rambling Rocky Rockwell in the center), and Martinsville-Henry County Acting Tourism Officer Beth Stinnett, discussing tourism across the three counties that they represent. Also with us to assist (far left) is Patrick County Administrator Tom Rose. It’s going to be a great show. You won’t want to miss it.

I will get the time and date to you as soon as I can lock it in.  In the meantime, keep on rambling!

Rocky’s Ramblings, Monday Evenings on BTW21 – Starting in February!

Here at Rocky’s Ramblings, we’re working out the bugs, lining up sponsors and getting ready to start broadcasting. Our goal is to be on the air starting early February. Watch for us on BTW21, prime time Monday evenings! We will also post our broadcasts right here , on http://RockysRamblings.com, and on our companion Facebook page. Please go in and ‘Like’and ‘Follow’ us there. We’ll also post our shows on both BTW21’s Facebook page and their website, BTW21.com .

On our first show, I will be interviewing the Tourism Officers of Henry County, Franklin County, and Patrick County. We’ll discuss our new show, our goal of encouraging people to get and explore, and then start introducing the many, many places to go, things to see, and events to attend right here in our beautiful piece of this great country.

If you would like to see us highlight a particular place to go, thing to see or event to attend, please send me a message here or send me an e:mail to: RockysRamblings@gmail.com.

We need your help! If you would like to sponsor our new show, please send an e:mail to sales@RockysRamblings.com. We would love to have you sponsoring our show. Help us get this show on the road!

Cover-to-Cover Reading at Rocky’s Ramblings!

For all of us Rambling souls, the 2017 Virginia Travel Guide is cover-to-cover reading. Get yours now and start planning your own ramblings for the year. You can either click on the link above, or drop in to the Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center. Tell them that Rocky sent you!

As you make your rambling plans, send me a note about any places or events you would like to know more about. I’ll try to schedule an interview or an on-air site visit to get the inside story for you.

Rocky@RockysRamblings.com

Hello world!

Welcome to Rocky’s Ramblings! Please be patient as we build this website in anticipation of the start of our new show on

    in Collinsville, Virginia.

We hope to be on the air in about a month.

This new show will be based on interviewing owners/operators of places to go, things to see, and events to attend.

As we move forward, if you are such an owner/operator, or if there is a place or event that you would like to learn more about, please send a note directly to me: Rocky@RockysRamblings.com

If you would like information on sponsoring this TV Show and Website, please contact us at: Sales@RockysRamblings.com

Philpott Lake: A Cherished Natural Resource Gem in the Shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia

With camping, fishing, swimming, boating and just plain relaxing, you can see why Philpott Lake is a cherished natural resource where Henry, Franklin and Patrick Counties meet . It is also the gateway to three tourism regions in Virginia: The Southern Hills, The Virginia Mountains, and The Blue Ridge Highlands.

If you have sites or events you would like to have highlighted  on our new show, please send information to me: Rocky@RockysRamblings.com