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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.


Upbeat in Urbanna
I had my last swim at the Urbanna Harbor pool on September 29, which was a cold rainy day. With the pool closing for the season, I knew it was swim in the rain or not again until next year.


The Wild Season
imageThe trick to surviving the wild season is to not take politics so seriously. It will never replace family and friends or good manners. An insult delivered to a neighbor because of political zeal is unforgivable.


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.


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