There are plenty of places near Charlottesville where one can pick a pumpkin. Places such as Carter Mountain Orchard, where I took the kids last Friday for apple picking, Chiles Peach Orchard, Greenfield Fall Fest near Ruckersville, and Hess Greenhouse‘s Back Home on the Farm in Harrisonburg where my daughter’s kindergarten class went last year for a field trip. But based on a recommendation last year and a Groupon for $15 season passes, I decided to take a trip to Belvedere Plantation in Fredericksburg, VA.
For as much as Holly and I talk about loving living history museums, we’ve hardly been to any together! We tried to bring the kids to Colonial Williamsburg a year or two ago, but it was a 100 degree disaster. Holly and I finally made it back there recently and […]
Growing up in Northern VA, I have many memories of trips to Luray Caverns… I’ve probably been there between 7 to 10 times, but not since maybe 1990. I was really excited last weekend when Holly and I were trying to think of things to do and she mentioned Luray […]
Holly should be writing this post, but she’s reading a book on the Kindle and I’d hate to bother her! Before I met Holly, she spent a few years traveling the world. She started with the group Up With People right after she graduated high school. She was part of […]
Holly’s garden is kicking out the vegetables now and since we are not skilled at preserving any of it for later use, I had to come up with a way to use five aging cucumbers! I decided to work on perfecting one of my favorite Korean side dishes (or banchan […]
As I prepared to write this blog post, I realized that my father has pretty much lived and worked in all the same places as George Washington, only in opposite order. While a soldier stationed at Ft. Belvoir in the mid-1970s, he lived just a few miles from Mount Vernon, […]