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 Grenadian Escape

It had been in the works for many years, and officially booked for several, but Megan and lifelong friends finally got an amazing week away on the beautiful island of Grenada. We escaped the resort a few times via a boat, but for the most part, just relaxed on the beach and by the pool…

Back in Ocean City!

It had been a while due to various other adventures and the pandemic, but three-fourths of the family made it back to Ocean City for all the fun of the beach, boardwalk and bayside activities. There were so many treats and activities, and being steps from the boardwalk, we did it all!

Anniversary Adventures

We were several years into marriage when we started this blog, but we’ve celebrated a few anniversaries with posts – including our fifth and our tenth. For our 15th, we had to celebrate with the kids in tow, but we made the most of it with a night out in DC followed by a weekend…

Ice Cream Central

With a family of ice cream fanatics, we couldn’t leave Lancaster County without a trip to the Turkey Hill Experience, where we created our own ice cream flavors, packaging and commercials – and then got to taste them in the Taste Lab. It was a sweet wrap up to our weekend! P.S. – This was…

Steamy Train Ride

For another adventure specific to Lancaster County, we hit up the Strasburg Railroad for a round trip ticket to and from Paradise, PA. It was unseasonably cold, and wet, but that didn’t damper the fun!

A Simple Life with the Amish

During a very cold, rainy Memorial Day weekend, we ventured north for a visit with the Amish in Lancaster County, PA. We learned a lot during our short visit, and even saw some Amish families out and about!

Best of the Rest – GSMNP

We had many adventures among nature and other outdoor venues in the Smoky Mountains. Here’s a wrap up of a few last highlights.

More Time in the Sky

We enjoyed one trip up the mountain and upped the ante with not only a chair lift, but also the longest suspension bridge in North America! It was a little scary – especially the transparent part in the middle – but we made it 680 feet and back in one piece. Chair lift up Ready…