WEAR SENSIBLE SHOES! Sorry for yelling but this alone can save the day. I see a lot of unhappy people each year because they did not heed this grandmotherly advice. Friday Food is a big part of Bridge Day and it starts Friday night with the Taste of Bridge Day. It’s sponsored by the rotary […]
Once in awhile, you get to see something special. PsicoRoc was something very special. You can tell by looking at me, I don’t climb. I do, do events. Not bragging, just saying, I have helped put on some cool events. And I only say that to say, I know a really outstanding one when I […]
For the Birds
That’s what the next couple weeks are all about here at OCR! This week is bird banding class, next week is the legendary New River Birding and Nature Festival! We just finished up a Beginner Bird Banding class taught by certified instructor from The Institute for Bird Population. This is an intense (too intense for […]
Fools me, April
Every time! I am so gullible! The spring flowers pop out like these beauties I found while driving along in The New River Gorge National Park over the weekend. And then one afternoon it is so hot I turn on the AC in my car and boom my mind, body and soul are falling all […]
Free Veterans Day cabin getaway
Dear Veterans, We love you, and want to say thank you, again. We always offer 10% off for veterans anytime, but come Veterans Day, we give it away. And this year we got some big help. We have a bunch of people that said, “Yes, whatever you need,” so brace yourself for an all-inclusive Veterans […]
Finding happiness, even when…
Niche, niche, niche. Market: yoga and climbing in the New River Gorge on the 4th of July weekend. Not exactly a huge demographic to draw from. You want to feel old and overweight, show up on this weekend. OMG are these people happy, healthy and happy and beautiful. This is the 3rd or 4th annual […]
Want to Know More about the Birding and Nature Festival?
Hello, Birding and nature festivals have boomed over the past decade here in the USA. I co-founded the New River Birding and Nature Festival 13 years ago to help boost tourism in our off-season, and raise money for nature-based, hands-on school-age education. While some events boast up to 5,000 participants, like the biggest day in […]
Learn Beginner Bird Banding in the Gorge!
Birds and Opossum Creek Retreat have a long history. For twelve years now, Opossum Creek has hosted the New River Birding and Nature Festival,which has evolved into an event that has a wonderful “back porch” kind of feel— like a family reunion with a family you would hand pick for yourself. From the very beginning, bird banding has […]
Top 10 Things to Do at Christmas at Opossum Creek Retreat
A cabin getaway for the holiday. Sounds nice itself, right? Yeah, but here at Opossum Creek Retreat, there’s a lot more to do than just get away. Bond with the family (or take a break from them) with our Top 10 things to do at Christmas at Opossum Creek Retreat. 1. Cozy Cabin Family Time […]