As the summer recreation season begins, I wanted to remind you to make plans to ramble out to the County parks in your backyard. This week’s show is condensed from the three shows recorded early this Spring in the three counties where the Virginia Mountains, Blue Ridge Highlands, and Southern Virginia regions converge.

Here are the listing of public parks in the three featured counties. All of the information you need to take advantage of these parks are within these three webpages.

Public Parks in Henry County 

Public Parks in Patrick County

Public Parks in Franklin County 

And, as always, as you go about your rambling, make sure you are driving a safe, well-maintained vehicle to do your own Rambling!

Defensive Driving Tip For This Week:

Always be aware of your escape routes. Have you ever wondered why you are uncomfortable driving across a narrow bridge? Well, part of it is wondering if it’s wide enough for two-way traffic, maybe fear of heights. But, part of it is that either consciously or sub-consciously, you realize that your escape route – which on a two-lane road is primarily the right shoulder – is limited. As you’re driving, think about where you could go, what you could do to avoid a collision, if one seems imminent. Your first reflex needs to be to move to the right to avoid an accident. But, what do you do, where do you go, if that is not available or perhaps the threat is coming from the right. Train yourself to be constantly mapping an escape route, you might need one.

Until my next post, here’s wishing you…safe rambling!