The dogs like to help us drive.
We visited Culpeper, Virginia on Saturday and Sunday. It's a beautiful area with so much to do within two hours.
Washington, D.C. 1:30
Charlottesville, VA 1:00
Shenandoah National Park 1:15
Luray Caverns 1:00
Kings Dominion 1:30
This trip, our goal was to visit family. We headed into town and as we turned off of the divided highway, we were officially in the country. This is the type of place I grew up in and would love one day to move back to. I got up early Sunday morning, took the dogs for a walk and just enjoyed the scenery. I didn't run into any cattle or horses, but there were plenty around, in the distance.
When I wasn't mooning over the countryside and how much I loved it, we spent time with my sister-in-law, her husband and their 8 year old son.
Your average 8 year old with endless energy.
We did a LOT in the short time we were in Culpeper.
We played frisbee.
We played lacrosse.
We had a backyard fire on Saturday night, complete with S'mores.
...and a fire poker. That can be read as a noun or verb.
We took a trip to downtown Culpeper.
We even had a turtle release. This cutie was found on the side of the road.
A red bellied slider needs water!
My dream? To have a big ol' farm house somewhere near a big fat tree, just like this one. Someday.
We had a fantastic visit with our family. I just have to say, I am so lucky to have married into a family where I have instant nephews. We have 4 nephews between the two Hopkins sisters. It was really cool to visit this sister and not be called, "Miss 'Old Last Name'. Aunt Jill sounds pretty good.