Before we headed over to Jeymie’s party on Saturday, Ashley and I stopped to visit Colonial Williamsburg. Neither of us had been in quite a while, and I really enjoy exploring. Sadly, the weather was pretty terrible.
Yesterday, we made the most of a gorgeous fall day and headed down to Charlottesville (aka enemy territory) to go apple picking. We decided to check out Carter Mountain Orchard. The Page family (of which I am a member) was closely intermarried with the Carters. This farm actually borders the land owned by Monticello and […]
Mac and I also checked out the DC Ducky Tour when he was home (and I forgot to blog about it). We’d taken the Ducky Tours in Seattle and Stone Mountain, so we knew this was a must-do. The Ducky Tour offers a buy one get one free offer for people who live within 50 […]
Amid the hubbub and general crush of humanity that is Northern Virginia, a large number of parks provide a nice, peaceful break from urban life. The falls of the Potomac River happen to sit less than 20 miles upriver from Washington and are about 8 miles from Falls Church (get it, Falls Church. Falls of […]
One of the places on my deployment must-visit list was Manassas National Battlefield. Being a big history buff, I love a good battlefield. And who wouldn’t want to see the location of not one, but two Civil War battles? Just me? Moving on. As I mentioned yesterday, our visit to Manassas preceded the afternoon wine […]
I was looking for fun things to do while Mac was home, so I wandered over to Groupon to see what deals were available. I found a wine tour, tasting, and picnic at Philip Carter Winery. I bought the Groupon and scheduled our tour for a Thursday afternoon. Because the winery is the whole way […]