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Where to Enjoy the Fall Foliage Right Here in Our Backyard

October 13, 2015
Fall Colors on Sherado Lake

The cool, crisp autumn air brings with it a warm festive feeling. Apple picking, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and the best show of colors that mother nature can offer are synonymous with Fall. But trying to fit all this in our busy schedules can sometimes be a challenge. So if you have just a few hours to enjoy the beauty of Fall, check out these places below which are just a short drive away: Continue Reading…

Business, Farms and Wineries, Free and Cheap

Kid Friendly Wineries in Virginia

September 12, 2015
kid friendly wineries

The rolling landscape of Northern Virginia offers a perfect site for many wineries and produces fine examples of every kind of wine. Many of us look forward to spending a day savoring the different tastes. But wine tasting doesn’t have to be an adult outing only. A few wineries in Northern Virginia are ideal for families and are pet friendly also. Check out our list below to see what some of these tasting rooms can offer to keep the whole family entertained. Continue Reading…

Community, Free and Cheap

Visiting Cox Farms in Centreville, VA

August 4, 2015

We visited Cox Farms in Centreville, Virginia last weekend and it was such a treat – even if it was their off-season. There were no festivals, no events, or rides, but their corner stand was open so we stopped in for a quick visit with the kiddo. This time of year they are big on selling their produce (good prices!) and plants, but what drew us to the farm for a visit was the animals. They had goats, sheep, what I think was an alpaca, and chickens – all of which you can pet and feed! Continue Reading…