Holiday in Lights

We may very well plan to make Meadowlark Botanical Gardens’ Walk of Lights a holiday tradition after a second great visit! It was just cool enough to feel like winter, but not too busy so we could take in all the displays and tick all the boxes off in the scavenger hunt!

Getting in a Fall Festival

With all of the baseball and birthday fun, it was proving challenging to get in a local fall festival. But, we snuck a great one in – Cox Farms – with cousins. Slides, hayride, apple cider donuts…what’s not to love?!

A Sweet (Birth)Day!

After a two-year hiatus, we were back at Hersheypark for their Halloween celebration. It was Colin’s request in lieu of a birthday party, so we made sure he got the most of it by bringing his best bud since nearly birth! There were rides, there were treats, there was trick or treating – a long…

Enjoying the VA State Fair

It’s been a while, but we hit the Virginia State Fair to take in all the rides and fair foods you can fit into a half day. We came, and we conquered – hitting all the rides, eating a fair share of treats and taking in a beautiful, sunny day!

Day Out with Thomas

It was our third day out with Thomas, and our first trip with the big Thomas and Friends fan – O! It was our first time meeting Thomas in Strasburg, and the celebration – and the weather – did not disappoint!

A Taste of Fall in Summer

We couldn’t quite wait until fall to enjoy one of the season’s best fruit – apples! We had them straight off the tree, infused into doughnuts, as apple cider and even hard cider at Carter Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville. Luckily, it wasn’t too too far from our favorite cabin spot in Page County, and made…

No Laboring on Labor Day

We had a great Labor Day Weekend back in the Shenandoah Valley! The Cuddly Cub provided a great home base, and the upgrades to the property (think: kid’s play cabin and paddle boats) made it tough to leave. But, we ventured out on several occasions as we hit perfect weather the whole trip!

A Summer (Af)fair

After a one-year hiatus, the county fair was back in business, and we made it back from North Carolina just in time for the last day! We got our fill of rides, games and treats and promptly collapsed at home.

Out and About Birthday

This year’s birthday was thankfully not under a strict quarantine, so the Tucker family was out and about a bit – enjoying some brunch and dinner outdoors in between an action-packed little league game (in sweltering 90+-degree heat).