Saturday, July 22, 2017

July Degustabox: Full of Foodie Treats

Over the past year, I have had a blast checking out a new Degustabox each month. Each box is full to the brim with surprises! The boxes have been a mix of ingredients that spark creation, comfort foods, snacks and healthy food treats. This month's box was a yummy blend of old favorites and new items to try. Of course, I did receive some of my favorite snackables to bring hiking, too!


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park

Cedar Creek Battlefield in Virginia
The Shenandoah Valley was witness to a significant amount of action during the Civil War. Several of my ancestors fought in the area, so we took a little time to visit one of the battlefields and learn some family history. One of my ancestors fought at Cedar Creek in the 184th New York. So, we headed to Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park for a little exploration.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Kane County Fair, Wildlife and More}

Ferris Wheel

Need some family fun ideas for the weekend? Here are my picks:


Monday, July 17, 2017

Breathtaking Natural Creations in Shenandoah Caverns

Shenandoah Caverns

Shenandoah not only has natural wonders above ground but also has plenty of breathtaking natural creations underground as well! One afternoon, we explored Shenandoah Caverns which not only delighted us with magnificent formations but also allowed us to cool off on a hot summer day!


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Incredible Hiking Trails and Views in Shenandoah National Park

View of Shenandhoah Valley

Shenandoah National Park includes some of the most incredible views in the U.S.A. I first visited as a child and have been mesmerized every since. The park is full of incredible landscapes, views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, valleys below and a plethora of wildlife. On my first visit as a child, we encountered deer that virtually walked up to us. We had a similar captivating experience on our visit this year!


Friday, July 14, 2017

Our Stay in Winchester, Virginia

Visit to Winchester, Virginia

For our recent road trip to the Shenandoah Valley, we stayed in Winchester, Virginia. The town is incredibly charming and historic. We stayed at The George Washington Hotel which is in the historic downtown and within walking distance of many eateries and attractions. The hotel was built in 1924 and maintains several interesting historic features. The hotel is gorgeous and afforded us the comfortable stay we needed each night after days of exploring!