Tag Archives: Virginia

A Memorable Memorial Weekend

Civil War Canon Gettysburg PA

Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia We began our  four day Memorial Day memorial tour on a Friday at Manassas National Battlefield Park. This was where the first major land battle of the American Civil War, most commonly referred to as … Continue reading

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Remembering Our Backyard in Colonial Beach VA

Roadschool Colonial Beach VA

As a family on the road we see so many wonderful places but you know what? It’s the small things I really want to remember. I want to remember… Each campsite we call home for a few days or weeks. … Continue reading

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First President and Fortune Teller? – George Washington Birthplace National Monument

George Washington Birthplace Jr Rangers

Brent has been working a lot lately. This is good. Very good. Unfortunately, it means he misses out on a lot of places and I’m left to wrangle these guys myself. On our way to our new campsite at Colonial … Continue reading

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Hard Tack and Ticks at Yorktown National Battlefield and Victory Center

Yorktown NB

It was a perfect spring day when I took the boys to Yorktown, the last stop of the historic triangle. Like Historic Jamestown and Jamestown Settlement there are two sites to visit, Yorktown National Battlefield and Yorktown Victory Center. Unlike … Continue reading

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Tragedy and the Tricorne at Colonial Williamsburng

Kids Tricorne Hat

Thing Two was mad at me. This is not unusual. Everyday, it seems one of my kids is mad at me for some reason or other. Mad because I “make” them do school. Mad because I ask them to wash … Continue reading

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Historic Jamestown

James River Historic Jamestown

Historic Jamestown, located a few miles from Jamestown Settlement, is the location of the original Jamestown colony. There isn’t as much to do at the Historic Jamestown as there is at Jamestown Settlement. There aren’t any boats to climb on. … Continue reading

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Our Backyard in the Eastern Shore of Virginia

Tall Grass and Clouds Virginia Landing

The Eastern Shore of Virginia is seperated from mainland Virginia by the Chesapeake Bay and for four days it was our home. We saw the wild horse of Assateague Island but mostly we just lived and explored our backyard. Love … Continue reading

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Chincoteague Island and Assateague National Seashore (the Virginia Side)

On Top of Assateague Lighthouse

My heart was bouncing with anticipation as I packed our stuff for a day at Chincoteague Island and Assateague National Seashore. Assateague National Seashore is most well known for wild horses.  Very few things make me as excited as horses! … Continue reading

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