Saturday, October 25, 2014

How We Stay Busy

There are so many fun (children based) activities in this area, I have been pleasantly surprised.  We have made sure to get a membership to many of them, as we are always looking for a reason to get out of the house.  Most of these places have fun activities based around the holidays as well, you can't go wrong there!

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM











VIRGINIA LIVING MUSUEM








VIRGINIA ZOO






Colonial Williamsburg

Well, being the history buff I am (or at least have turned into), since we already visited Jamestown & Yorktown it was time to visit Williamsburg.  They were having a deal, that if you lived in certain cities in the area they were offering a free day pass.  Sign me up I said!  My friend, Lexi, joined us and we had a lovely day of looking at the old structures, museums, a nice quiet lunch (Aidan was  napping) and we had to make a last minute stop at the candy story before we left.  Williamsburg is a lovely area, but I was a little disappointed that it had been so modernized for tourists.  I would have loved to have more restored buildings and less tourist shops.  Oh, well.  Still an amazing experience!













Monday, October 13, 2014

U.S.S. Wisconsin

We are living on the east coast & Dr Daddy is in the Navy, seems obvious to me that we visit a Navy ship!  So, we went and explored the USS Wisconsin, which is one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy!!  There is an entire museum attached to the ship so you can learn about Navy history and battleships.  What an amazing history the US Navy has!  Of course, Aidan, being a 2 year old boy absolutely loved his adventure on the "boat" (daddy does not allow us to call it a "boat", it's a "ship")!!