Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley Skyway drive…

While we were in Virginia, we spent a night at their James River State Park. It is a beautiful drive into the park. I love how we are starting to run into farms and cattle ranches. James River SP was a very nice park, but we didn’t get a chance to explore much – it […]

Appomattox Court House National Historic Park, Virginia…

On Friday the 9th, we drove to Appomattox Court House National Park. Appomattox is where Lee signed the Confederate Surrender that would end the Civil War. The area is now a National Park. When we arrived, we found out that we had, unawares, arrived on the 145th anniversary of the signing! There were all sorts […]

Colonial Williamsburg & Historic Jamestowne

While we were staying at the Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center, we took Wednesday the 7th and went in to Colonial Williamsburg. Wow! Total tourist trap! We would have gladly bought tickets had they been reasonable, but it would have cost us nearly $300 to spend the day there (36 for adults, 18/kids)! At least spend […]

Yay for family friendly campgrounds on the east coast

When we left Myrtle Beach, we weren’t really sure where our next stop would be. We drove north… through the rest of South Carolina and into North Carolina and nearly all the way through North Carolina, until we reached Medoc Mountain State Park (NC)… We pulled in, and the kids said – this feels like […]