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The Mansion at Mount Vernon

Activities & Tours at Mount Vernon

No School? Need a fun activity?  Spend the day at Mount Vernon This time of year I feel like there is a copious amount of school-free days for our kids.  If you are within driving distance of Washington DC, I recommend skipping the overcrowded Smithsonians and enjoying a just as educational, … [Read More...]

best biscuits in Charleston

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit | Biscuits in Charleston

Best Biscuit - Callie's Hot Little Biscuit Anyone with a PCS to the Charleston area in your future? Here is one more reason to be glad for those orders. Head downtown to one of the new additions on Upper King Street.  Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit is a biscuit boutique, if you will.  The … [Read More...]

Indoor Activities in Virginia Beach Norfolk

Indoor Activities in Hampton Roads | Rainy Day Ideas

Oh the dreaded cold rainy day and a house full of rambunctious kids! Yesterday this happened to me. It was 40 degrees and raining all day and we needed to find a place to play indoors. I put a list together of all the possibilities and thought I'd share it with you. Below is my list of indoor … [Read More...]


5 Amazing DC Suburbs

Have you ever dreamed of living in the 1950s?  Fantasized about a neighborhood full of children for your children to play with, where your … [Read More...]

Camping at First Landing Park

Camping in Virginia Beach at First Landing State Park

  If you are stationed in the Hampton Roads area, you are near one of the most fun places ever to camp and it is right in the backyard … [Read More...]

Tiger Typhoon Ft. Leonard Wood

Outdoor Activities for Kids near Ft. Leonard Wood

Everyone always refers to Fort Leonard Wood as Fort Lost in the Woods, and rightfully so. Until we actually got here, I really didn’t … [Read More...]


Family Friendly Activities: Zoo in Norfolk

Virginia Zoo in Norfolk The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk is a 53-acre zoo located adjacent to Lafayette Park in Norfolk, Virginia. The zoo … [Read More...]


Hi Lo’s 15th Street Cafe in Bremerton | Local Favorite

One of my very favorite parts of being in a military family is the opportunity to sample the very best  of what each new locale has to … [Read More...]