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Rivah Visitor's Guide

One Woman's Opinion

Order Mary Buxton’s books
imageLife and love in the rural tidewater area of Virginia is a common thread that runs through nearly all of Mary Wakefield Buxton's books. The push and pull of old and new, North and South, man and woman, life and death, are discovered, illuminated and reflected upon in each of them. Such is the heart and soul of a writer.


Adventure on the Outer Banks
Caveat emptor, buyer beware, is a good expression to keep in mind when booking an unseen oceanfront cottage in Kill Devil Hills. But such is what I did, and arrived to claim my week’s rental with more than a look of horror.


Thoughts while at Monticello
imageMonticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, just outside Charlottesville provides a great day trip destination from Middlesex County. A recent Saturday found me visiting the elegant plantation. Monticello had changed greatly since my last visit over 30 years ago.


Fight Fat with Aunt Mary
Didn’t read the new health reform legislation that Congress passed yet, did you? Ha! I thought not. Almost 2,000 pages of “legalese horribilis” weren’t that tempting? Well, don’t feel bad. Few people bothered to read the new law before it was passed—including Congress.


The Elegant Tides Inn
imageThe Tides Inn is special to me. It was on a weekend in June of 1968 that my husband Chip and I were there celebrating his graduation from law school. We took a river trip to Urbanna on “Miss Ann.”


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