Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Buggs Island? Kerr Lake?

After attending the Clarksville Wine Festival, Elvis, Angel, Stump, and I headed over to Lucky and Slider's lake house. They have the most gorgeous vacation home right on the water. With wine still in hand from the festival, we relaxed with our old friends and chatted about days past.Just look at this amazing view from their back deck!
(Elvis sips wine on Lucky and Slider's back deck.)

The lake you see here is what we know as Buggs Island Lake. At 50,000 acres, it is the largest lake in Virginia. It was originally named after Samuel Bugg, one of the early settlers. Its "official" name is John H. Kerr Reservoir, named after a North Carolina Senator.  Some of y'all might know it by Kerr Lake. Either way, it offers some fantastic scenery!

(Slider opens another bottle of Virginia wine)

(A glimpse of the wrap-around porch at the Lake House)

One can't help but notice the rocks on the lower right side of the photograph. Slider is a bit of a rock hound and has some not only beautiful, but interesting rock samples. She was good enough to show me some of them.

This rock was given to her by her mother. It came from an earthquake in the Shear Zone in California. She said her mom had a knack for flea markets and yard sales where she picked up this beauty.

This is a piece of obsidian. Obsidian is a type of glass created when magma from a volcano cools quickly and doesn't have time to crystallize. She described it to me as "glass with no structure". Hmm...I know some people like that.

I'm sure I have bored you enough with science and history thus far, so I will leave you with a few photos.

Have a Happy Tuesday!

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