This week, Wednesday and Thursday, I was down at Bear Creek Lake State Park in Cumberland County with members of the joint House and Senate Agriculture and Natural Resource Commitees.
The occasion was an intense twelve-hour “boot camp” on all environmental issues pertaining to Virginia, from saving blue crabs in the Bay to growing canola in southwest Virginia. And everything in between.
I managed to slip out of class about 6 pm on Wednesday after several hours of seminars. Still in a daze, I joined the State Forester for a quick round of skeet shooting at Cumberland State Park. Bird! Rabbit!
That night, our Committee had a wonderful dinner care at the historic Cumberland mansion. After spending the night at a rustic state cabin, I went for a run around the Lake the next morning. Very cold but very pretty. Reminds me of a girl I used to know …
Anyway, we touched on a lot of issues which are fascinating to me (and will be to you). I am going to try and post on them in the next few days so you can have a break from Wall Street crisis, Biden vs. Palin, etc, etc.