Family Adventures VA Crushes FXBG Fun’s 3rd Quarter

We did it!  We were able to accumulate 2021 points for FXBG Fun’s 3rd quarter.  In fact, we did even better than that. We ended the 3rd quarter with a whopping 4500 points!  Boy were we surprised!  It really was easier than we thought.   If you’re new to FXBG Fun, check out my blog postContinue reading “Family Adventures VA Crushes FXBG Fun’s 3rd Quarter”

Fredericksburg Winter Holiday Event Guide

Here’s a list of some of the upcoming holiday events in the Fredericksburg area, including Santa visits, parades, concerts, arts & crafts fairs–and more. Saturday, Nov. 6: Santa’s Wonderland, Bass Pro ShopNovember 6 – December 24, FREE pictures with Santa, Reservations required Wednesday, Nov. 10: Meet Me in St. Louis, Riverside Dinner TheaterNov. 10 –Continue reading “Fredericksburg Winter Holiday Event Guide”

Mary Washington House

George Washington bought this white-frame house in 1772 for his mother, Mary Ball Washington, so she would be near her daughter’s home at Kenmore Plantation. Mary Washington was then 64 years old and had been living across the river at Ferry Farm since 1738. George frequently visited his mother here and often slept in anContinue reading “Mary Washington House”

Family Adventures VA Wowed by Point Accumulation!

Last month I stumbled onto FXBG Fun and set up an account and passport.  FXBG Fun is a program where you earn points and are rewarded for doing what you love in Fredericksburg, VA.  When you’ve earned 2021 points, you’ll receive an FXBG Fun prize and be entered in a quarterly drawing to win aContinue reading “Family Adventures VA Wowed by Point Accumulation!”

Family Adventures VA Finds FXBG Fun in 2021

Do you live in Fredericksburg, VA, or are you planning a visit there this year?  If so, you need to keep reading.  I recently stumbled onto a great find, and it’s worth your time.  It’s called FXBG Fun.  Basically, you earn points for doing what you love.  When you’ve earned 2021 points, you’ll receive anContinue reading “Family Adventures VA Finds FXBG Fun in 2021”

Rising Sun Tavern

Built by George Washington’s youngest brother Charles around 1760 as his home, this frame building became a tavern in 1792 when it was purchased by the Wallace family.  It operated for 35 years as a stopover for travelers in the bustling port town of Fredericksburg. Covid Updates: All unvaccinated guests must wear masks during theirContinue reading “Rising Sun Tavern”

Fredericksburg Nationals

The Fredericksburg Nationals are a Minor League Baseball team of the Carolina League and the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Washington Nationals. They are located in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and will play their home games at the new Fredericksburg Ballpark which holds 5,000 people. Location:  42 Jackie Robinson Way, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Hours: Most are eveningContinue reading “Fredericksburg Nationals”

First Day at Chancellorsville

+Spotsylvania County Museum Fighting at Chancellorsville opened on the morning of May 1, 1863, along the Orange Turnpike and the Orange Plank Road. “The Battle of Chancellorsville started here – amid the homes of families living along the Orange Turnpike. On the morning of May 1, Ann Lewis ,…, found Union cavalrymen lounging in her yard.Continue reading “First Day at Chancellorsville”

Hunting Run Reservoir

Hunting Run Reservoir is a 420-acre water supply reservoir owned and operated by Spotsylvania County. The lake was stocked by the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources and opened to fishing by Spotsylvania County in fall 2007. There is one access point near the upper end of the lake off Ely’s Ford Road. The lake hasContinue reading “Hunting Run Reservoir”

Feed the Ducks and Geese

If you need a quick break from shopping or dining in Central Park, there are two easy locations to feed ducks and geese. My kids love feeding them. Make sure to pack some extra food so you always have it handy for an impromptu feeding. You can buy duck food at Tractor Supply We alsoContinue reading “Feed the Ducks and Geese”