Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Come Walk with Me

Come.  Walk with me . . .
on paths not often seen.
Breathe the air of something ancient,
that will linger beyond your time.
Connect with gentle,
quiet lives that only wish a touch.
Hear a story of some bygone time.
Imagine and enjoy.
Discover beauty hiding. 
Watch it before it flees.
Then, let the river's current bring you home.
  Be lulled by the paddle's lapping song.
 Come.  Walk with me . . .

Wishing many blessings your way,
This walk took place at Blennerhassett Island State Park
 Parkersburg, West Virginia.
The first home pictured was built in 1802 and moved to the state park in the 1980's because of its connection to the Blennerhassett family. 
The larger home is a modern interpretation of the historic Blennerhassett mansion reproduced from research of historical records and of the original foundation.  The mansion's story takes visitors back to the time of Thomas Jefferson and his suspicions concerning Aaron Burr.  Aaron Burr visited the island to see his partner, Harman Blennerhassett.  Once Burr and Blennerhassett were charged with treason, the island property was abandoned.  Although both men were later acquitted from the charges, Harman was never able to return to his beloved island.  Visitors can tour both intriguing sites.
The horses on the island are used to pull the carriage rides offered by the State Park to its visitors.
The deer on the island are in part due to a WV research project, and in part, because the island provides a beautiful, safe place to live.  Who knew that deer could swim?
The young boy and family pictured above are the precious ones I am very privileged to journey with every day.



  1. So gorgeous Amy!! What a beautiful house and photos! Have a great day! xo Heather

  2. Beautiful place....Funny, My hubby and I were just talking last week about visiting WV! I was told about this place by some friends! And here you posted about it~~~~I had a lovely visit~~~I really want to see now...maybe next year! Roxie

  3. Also meant to add....and your family is privileged to have you as well....You and your family are lovely people...Blessings! Have a wonderful week! Roxie

  4. Amy, this I such a beautiful post. Thank you so much for sharing. I'm happy to be following you!