While we had fun at home the last Easter, we were excited to find an opportunity for a hunt out and about this year! The wet weather kept others away – so plenty of room to fill up on eggs and outside fun!
We were hopeful another weekend in wine country would bring nice weather, but it wasn’t meant to be. While it wasn’t too cold, it wasn’t exactly clear and bright. It didn’t dampen our spirits or appetite, so in the end, all was well!
The weather is starting to break and we have been able to take advantage of more outside time! In a win for both kids and parents, we went back to a nearby winery. The wine-Girl Scout cookie pairing turned out to be a win all around, as were the crepes. But, the sun and fresh…
After having a good time in December, we ventured back to Bluemont Vineyards. Instead of decorate-your-own-cookies, it was a cupcake tasting to go along with the wine and hot chocolate. While cold, we were prepared and had a great time out of the house!
We sought long and hard for some holiday-themed, pandemic-friendly activities and Winter Winederland at Bluemont Vineyards did not disappoint! The sun, views, fresh air and copious amounts of cheese and wine – the day had it all!
The pandemic couldn’t stop a visit with the Pentagon City Santa – our ninth year running! We picked an off time and had the place to ourselves for a quick in and out. While Colin walked through his and Owen’s lists, Owen wanted nothing to do with any of it. But, we made it through…
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!
If we’re being optimistic, then we’re getting closer to the mid-point of the original 8-week social distancing mark. But if we’re realistic, we know the timeline has nearly doubled if not more. There is still so much uncertainty. What is clear, however, is we’re trying to make it work as best we can!