Carole and I are always searching for a small town where we can retire. We don't like the city. As soon as we're able, we'll take our leave of urban areas and go where things are more quiet.
We're pretty sure we know where we're going to retire. We have it narrowed down to a couple of places, but we're always on the lookout for a spot that will replace either of those. Thus, Carole wanted to check out a place called Narrows, Virginia. And since we were just a few miles away when we were at The Cascades, we drove over to take a peek at it.
It was nice enough, but if anything it was too small. It just didn't have enough to offer for our tastes. But it was picturesque and maybe if we'd looked in more depth we might have been charmed.
We stopped to have a bite to eat at a park there on the New River. Here are some photos we took while sitting and scoping it out.
The roadside park in Narrows where we stopped to have a bite of pizza and a soft drink. (And feed the geese.)
Across the street was a residential neighborhood with a school and ball field.
I said, "Hey, look!" It appeared the kids were walking on water across the small impoundment, but actually they were wading across the top of the dam.