“Tank Farm” in Nokesville

If you or your kids love tanks and history, the “Tank Farm” in Nokesville is a must. This event happens annually one weekend in the fall. They display over 50 vehicles with an additional dozen demonstrated throughout the weekend. These tanks are from WWI to the modern era. Among the vehicles on display are overContinue reading ““Tank Farm” in Nokesville”

Warrior Challenge Course-Triangle, VA

The Warrior Challenge Course is NOW OPEN! We headed north to check out this exciting new ninja-style obstacle course! B & A couldn’t wait to test their skills. We didn’t stay long as it was very hot and humid. The actual ninja course doesn’t have any shade. There is a special obstacle course for littleContinue reading “Warrior Challenge Course-Triangle, VA”

The Market at Grelen – Peach Picking

Peach picking! When I saw the peach sale this week at The Market at Grelen, I knew we had to go! $1/lb. for PYO!! Today was the only day we were available. I was worried that the rain would ruin our plans. Thankfully, the weather cleared up, and we headed to Somerset. The hour driveContinue reading “The Market at Grelen – Peach Picking”

Colonial Beach

At the turn of the century (into the 1900s), the town of Colonial Beach was a summer retreat for residents of Washington, DC (only 65 miles away), earning it the nickname “Playground of the Potomac”. The statues (and the many wall murals on buildings throughout the Town) illustrate that time, when visitors would arrive viaContinue reading “Colonial Beach”

Westmoreland State Park

On the Potomac River’s Northern Neck, this park offers many opportunities for family fun. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has an Olympic-sized swimming pool and an adjacent bathhouse, meeting area, snack bar, camp store and power-boat ramp. You’ll also find a visitor center, campgrounds, camping cabins, cabins, a playground, aContinue reading “Westmoreland State Park”

False Cape State Park – Virginia Beach

Nestled between Back Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, False Cape State Park is one of the last remaining undeveloped areas along the Atlantic coast. It is the southernmost Virginia State Park. As the former home of Native Americans, the historic Wash Woods community and Little Island Coast Guard Station, False Cape honors the hardy soulsContinue reading “False Cape State Park – Virginia Beach”

National Museum United States Army

The National Museum of the United States Army celebrates over 245 years of Army history and honors our nation’s Soldiers—past, present and future—the regular Army, the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard.  The objectives of the museum are to honor America’s soldiers, preserve Army history, and educate the public about the Army’s role in American history. This new museum opened November 11, 2020 and closedContinue reading “National Museum United States Army”

Seven Oaks Lavender Farm

Seven Oaks Lavender Farm is a small family-owned and operated lavender farm in Catlett, Virginia Location: 8769 Old Dumfries Rd, Catlett, VA 20119 (~32 miles/51 min. from Fredericksburg) Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Soft Opening: June 4 – June 8, 2021 / Admission is FREE.Continue reading “Seven Oaks Lavender Farm”

Kiptopeke State Park — Cape Charles, VA

On Virginia’s beautiful Eastern Shore, explored by Capt. John Smith in 1608, Kiptopeke offers recreational access to the Chesapeake Bay. The site was named Kiptopeke in honor of the younger brother of a king of the Accawmack Indians who had befriended early settlers to the area.  Kiptopeke means Big Water. It’s also a great place to exploreContinue reading “Kiptopeke State Park — Cape Charles, VA”