While away for the weekend, we had a rare treat – a visit to a pumpkin patch and corn maze – to fully embrace fall. Overlook Produce and Farm Adventures, outside of Harrisonburg, had tons of pumpkins to pick from and a fun but slightly challenging corn maze. Here’s a recap…
It was a long few months, but we did a rare repeat trip somewhere – enjoying more of the cabin life in Shenandoah, VA. With the cooler temps this time around, we appreciated the hot tub and roasting s’mores even more. Plus the leaves changing made for a very picturesque backdrop on a hike!
When you’re in the midst of a pandemic, you have to get creative to have fun while staying safe! We enjoyed a lovely fall weekend under the sun at The Winery at Bull Run – open space, food, sun and wine made for a nice lunch out!
Fall festivals look very different this year. A favorite – Cox Farms – redesigned their fall experience to be drive through “hayride” and curbside market. They did a great job organizing a fun experience, and even provided space for a few safe photo opportunities and key fall items, including pumpkins, apple cider and doughnuts!
It’s a new chapter for O, who like his brother, is heading back to school! We’re very lucky, despite the weeks-long delays with opening, that there are only a couple other kids in his class for now – so he gets personalized attention in as safe an environment as possible.
The school year started very differently compared with last year in some ways, but in other ways, it was just as exciting! As everyone began virtually, C joined up with another covid-conscious student to learn together in their amazing one-room school shed. The first-day technology issues were quickly resolved, and the adventures of second grade…
Though we had just been away at the beach, we figured one last hurrah before school started would be a nice time for just the four of us. We enjoyed being residents of DC for the long weekend, and planned our days around neighborhood walks and food!
For our pandemic summer break, there was the beach, the pool and everything in between! Here are the rest of the highlights!
While the pool was the place to be on our trip to North Carolina, the beach had its fans as well. The waves made for good splashing and riding around, though destroyed every sandcastle we built. As a bonus, we went one evening to look for crabs on the beach and weren’t disappointed.