by Mary E. Gallagher

Whenever we have to go on a long driving trip, I plan one overnight stop for every three hundred miles. We’re lucky that at this stage of life and with today’s electronic world we can keep working and take the time for more leisurely journeys.

Recently returning from Pennsylvania one of our stops included two nights in Smithfield, VA. Primarily known as the “ham” city and before environmental scrubbers it did smell like ham. Now it’s also known as a serious destination for