We spent Thanksgiving at my stepmother-in-law's house in the Shenandoah Valley. Daniel's dad grew up in this area, so he took my sister-in-law and I on a walk down to the river. The town was quiet, blanketed in fresh snow. At about this point on the walk, I realized I couldn't feel my toes. They … Continue reading thanksgiving in the valley
After our car broke down, my grandparents graciously offered to sell us one of their cars. The only problem was that it was in Florida. So, within a week, we booked our one way flight to Tampa and prepared for a week of travel through the south. We spent a relaxing few days in Bradenton … Continue reading summer roadtrip
After I heard that my friend Gillian was flying to England to surprise her mom for her birthday, I decided it'd be perfect to surprise my sister by showing up for her college graduation in Jacksonville, Florida. I'd been homesick for awhile anyway, and with a new job that provides generous personal leave, everything fell … Continue reading surprise!
Hello. I'll be back to my regular blogging schedule next week (do I even have one of those?), when I'm weeping alone in my dark, basement house because all of my friends have gone back to Florida. Andrea (and her husband, Mike) and my sister, Jennifer, are visiting this week. It's glorious.
After we visited Luray Caverns, we drove further into the Shenandoah Valley. At one point, we stopped on the side of a winding mountain road to fill up jugs with spring water gurgling out of a pipe. We stopped at my father-in-law's friend's family's campground to park our car, then carpooled over to Woodstock, his … Continue reading Woodstock, VA