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 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”

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”

Graffiti House – Brandy Station

The Graffiti House, located in the eastern end of the town of Brandy Station, Virginia, is believed to have been built in 1858 by the local postmaster. It is one of few dwellings in the village built before the American Civil War to survive intact to this day. Because of its location — on the Orange &Continue reading “Graffiti House – Brandy Station”

Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop

This eighteenth-century building was restored to house the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, a museum of medicine, pharmacy, and military and political affairs. Dr. Mercer served the citizens of Fredericksburg with medicines and treatments of the time. Leeches, lancets, snakeroot, and crab claws made up just some of the remedies. Dr. Mercer practiced medicine for fifteenContinue reading “Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop”

Motts Run Reservoir

This 80-acre park was opened in 1974, three years after the completion of the reservoir, and since that time it has seen many changes. In 2000, a water treatment facility was completed near the dam to serve the City of Fredericksburg and parts of Spotsylvania County. In 2004, the log cabin nature center was finished.Continue reading “Motts Run Reservoir”

Wilderness Adventure Park – Spotsylvania

Wilderness Presidential Resort is the best Northern Virginia camping resort for affordable family getaways. Resting on over 600 acres, the Wilderness Presidential Resort is home to an abundance of wildlife.  Enjoy the incredible nature surrounding the resort, participate in as many resort activities as your heart desires and relax in your choice of comfortable lodgingContinue reading “Wilderness Adventure Park – Spotsylvania”

Mount Vernon

George Washington’s Mount Vernon is the historic home of George and Martha Washington, located on the banks of the Potomac River. Guests can see the historic mansion, stately rooms, and outbuildings preserved to the year 1799, the last year of George Washington’s life.  We love Mount Vernon. It’s been a favorite of ours since we started visitingContinue reading “Mount Vernon”

Rappahannock Heritage River Trail

The Rappahannock River Heritage Trail is a 1.6 mile asphalt stretch that connects the two parts of the Canal Path making a 3.1 mile loop. The trail, which is 10 feet wide, begins near the intersection of Princess Anne and Ford streets at one end of the Rappahannock Canal. It ends where Fall Hill AvenueContinue reading “Rappahannock Heritage River Trail”

Canal Path — Fredericksburg

The Canal Path is a paved pathway that is 1.8 miles long and winds along the canal from Fall Hill Avenue to Princess Anne Street.   The path follows the old towpath along the disused canal. The Canal Path is mostly shaded, making it a great way to escape the heat.  There are benches alongContinue reading “Canal Path — Fredericksburg”