Unfortunately, Mr. Lavender and I could not ride the trails at the nature preserve--bikes were not allowed--but at least I could ride to the preserve knowing that I hadn't harmed the beautiful wildlife in any way. The other wildlife we saw was of the kooky, plastic variety at a townhouse near my dad's home. I love religious folk art in the South! What is missing from this little photo montage are pictures from the Virginia portion of the East Coast Greenway and they're missing because the Tidewater portion isn't finished. In fact, it doesn't even look like the Tidewater portion has been started; I see no mention of Williamsburg which isn't close to where my dad lives anyway. The part of the trail I would most likely ride is a northern extension of the Great Dismal Swamp Canal Trail (better bring the mosquito repellent)and it doesn't look like it's beyond the stimulus check cashing phase either. I dare to dream the extension may be ready by next summer.