Category Archives: Family Fun

Let’s Go “Camping”!

  When our daughters were young, we often took them tent camping. We mostly went in warmer months and had a lot of fun, even when it rained (which it often did). Well, the summer of 2016 rolled around and … Continue reading

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A Prince of a Museum

A highlight when we’re staying in Abingdon is a visit to the William King Museum of Art. Set in an old school building, there is always something interesting to view. On our most recent visit in early June, there were … Continue reading

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Magic at Norfolk Botanical Gardens

One of our favorite places to go when the weather is nice is the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. No matter what the season, there’s always something to see. The paths are easy to navigate and you can be assured of some … Continue reading

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Roanoke with a 3 Year Old

While out in Abingdon recently, we decided to take our 3 year old granddaughter Cortlyn on an overnight trip.  A two-hour drive to Roanoke seemed doable, so we picked her up and off we went. It’s an easy drive up … Continue reading

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Canoeing the Northwest…

River Park in Chesapeake, that is. The Northwest River Park is one of the nicest parks in all of Hampton Roads. It’s also great for an easy canoe ride, so we took advantage of a warm, early Autumn afternoon and headed out … Continue reading

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Over the Boardwalk

Like many Hampton Roads residents, we tend to avoid the southern oceanfront during the summer (although we spent a weekend there this summer). One of the most popular activities is taking a bike ride on the boardwalk. During the peak … Continue reading

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Down on the Farm

Chesapeake has some rural areas that we enjoy driving around in once in awhile. Everything is so flat, you get a chance to look at the corn and soybean fields and actually see off into the distance.  Down Mt. Pleasant … Continue reading

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