Siegen Forest – Locust Grove

This week we explored some new to us hiking trails in Siegen Forest in Locust Grove, VA. I’ve lived in this area for almost 18 years and just recently heard about these trails. Siegen Forest is a 170-acre forest behind the Fort Germanna Visitor Center. We started off our adventure by visiting the Fort GermannaContinue reading “Siegen Forest – Locust Grove”

Hope and Serenity Farm Sanctuary — Nokesville

THIS FARM!! My kids can’t stop talking about it! “A stress-free place for people and animals” This farm is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to providing a beautiful, loving environment that encourages relationships between the sanctuary animals and the people who visit them. Location: 10445 Manley Road, Nokesville, Virginia 20181 (~1 hr. from Fredericksburg) Hours:Continue reading “Hope and Serenity Farm Sanctuary — Nokesville”

Death Valley

All of my kids are big Star Wars fans. When we heard that several Star Wars’ scenes were filmed at Death Valley, we knew we had to squeeze a day trip into our Las Vegas vacation. “Death Valley…so empty, so vast, so simple, so quiet.” Death Valley is a desert valley in Eastern California, in the northern MojaveContinue reading “Death Valley”

Grand Canyon West

The Grand Canyon is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. It was carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, United States. The canyon is 277 miles long, over a mile deep, and, in some spots, 18 miles wide. There are four separate places where you can visit the Grand Canyon–North, South, East,Continue reading “Grand Canyon West”