July 6, 2015

Exploring the Shenandoah Valley with Kids

I’ve lived in eastern Pennsylvania for the past 20 years, but I grew up in a small town in southwestern Virginia that is located along the I-81 corridor just south of Roanoke. A few times a year, we travel across the PA Turnpike and down I-81 through the lush Shenandoah Valley to visit my family. Every time we...
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May 17, 2015

Hello from the Beautiful Shenandoah Valley!

Yes, we’re traveling again! This time I’m working with Trekaroo and Go Blue Ridge Travel to experience the living history in Winchester, Virginia. We got off to a bit of a rocky start. We planned to leave town as soon as the kids got home from school on Friday afternoon, but my son got off the schoolbus complaining of dizziness...
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May 15, 2014

Exploring Lexington, Virginia with Kids

On our way to my parents’ home in Roanoke for Easter, we stopped in Lexington to grab a bite of lunch and perhaps see a bit of the town. After eating at a tasty little bistro on the main street of town, we stopped into the Visitor’s Center to see what there is to do....
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April 28, 2014

Virginia Safari Park Drive-Thru Safari Adventure

On our way home from Virginia last weekend, we stopped at Virginia Safari Park. This place was new to me. I’ve driven past it probably a hundred times and never knew it existed, but when we stopped in Lexington (on our way to Virginia), the folks in the Visitor’s Center shared this with us an an...
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October 5, 2010

Weekend in Williamsburg & A Wedding

Evidently, the Traverse brought the rain, and took it back with it.  This gloomy weather seems to be letting up, now that my fun car is gone.  At least I got a real sense for how it operates on slick surfaces.  I even got to test out the heated seats this morning, once I figured...
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October 4, 2010

Scenes from Williamsburg

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October 1, 2010

Colonial Williamsburg Vacation: Day One

Or otherwise titled: I Should Have Packed My Galoshes. Note to self: purchase galoshes. What kind of fools visit Colonial Williamsburg during the monsoon?  Evidently us and senior citizens on bus tours.  Because those were the only people fool enough to be wandering around yesterday in the driving rain.  (And the senior citizens were annoyingly...
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