The sun is peeking through the trees of our back yard this morning and the sounds of birds stream through the open windows.

If the weather forecast is right (and that is always a big "if") we are heading into an incredible weekend with clear skies and temperatures in the 80s throughout. It will, I hope, be a weekend to get my Harley out and enjoy the beauty of the area where we live.

Southwestern Virginia offers so many reasons to enjoy life and, sometimes, we get so caught up in the isses and folly that surrounds us that we forget to just take time to just…well..live.

Sometimes it helps to just hit the open road and leave worries about the economy or festering local issues behind.

Musicians will be on the street in Floyd tonight, spilling out of the Friday Night Jamboree at the Country Store. At FCHS today, the girls varsity softball team faces Auburn after a questionable call at home plate cost them the previous match with the traditional rival. A multi-school track meet is scheduled as well.

It’s going to be a beautiful day and a great weekend. Get out there.