Summer Pool Party

The major perk of our vacation home in North Carolina was the private pool – which got daily use. As a bonus, there was a sandbox and a swing set for hours of backyard fun.

Summer Vacay 2020

Despite the pandemic, we managed to have an almost-normal summer vacation. We ventured further than a cabin and headed to the beach in Duck, North Carolina – home of the famous Duck Donuts. Our bubble family joined us for some maximum fun, and we made the most of the pool, beach and the occasional socially…

Lots of Playground Time

When there’s nowhere to go, we look to our neighborhood, where there are several great playgrounds. They’ve been our savior during the latter part of this pandemic, despite the summer heat!

New Skills

We’re trudging along during the summer of COVID, but that doesn’t mean we’re giving up on summer fun. We’ve become painters, bike riders, hopscotch players and more!

Among the Trees

While away for a long weekend in Luray, we did something new – ventured out. We chose a hiking spot first thing in the morning to avoid any crowds, and due to some gloomy weather, we had the entire trail loop to ourselves! Here are a few photos…

Back in the Woods

We had such an amazing time our first weekend away since the pandemic hit, that we booked another stay at a different cabin a month later. While it was a new locale, Luray, we of course took advantage of the “usuals” – s’mores, hot tub and just getting away from it all!

What’s Cookin’?!

With all summer plans cancelled, we took to the iPads for summer camp. The one camp C absolutely wanted was a cooking class. His first two classes (where he gravitated toward the same shirt!) surely didn’t disappoint with pizza and cinnamon rolls from scratch on the menu! Yum.

A Fun 4th in Quarantine

Maintaining strict quarantining and social distancing can be hard work, but it can reap some rewards. In our case, we’ve been able to “double the bubble” and hang out with friends on occasion who are as fiercely dedicated as well. We enjoyed a fun 4th outside, complete with fireworks!

A Cabin in the Woods

It was the most amazing feeling – a mini-vacation somewhere not in the house! We traveled just under two hours away to what is dubbed the “cabin capital of Virginia” for new scenery and some much-needed change in the midst of this pandemic. While we never left the house and grounds, it was a successful…