I am making a guest blog post. I figure the name of the blog is pelofam so I think I should be allowed to post now and again. This last week was my vacation. It has been about 8 months since my last planned time off, so it was much needed and much enjoyed. We started with a day at Kings Dominion with cousins. Which I have to say is the best coaster theme park I have been to in my life. People often don’t believe me that Richmond VA would have the best coasters in the world but they do. Just check out this video of the new Intimidator 305 one of only 2 Gigacoasters in the country. Another great reason to come visit.
The next fun vacationing plan of the week was a campout with my boys. I love to camp and haven’t been camping since I moved back to VA so this was the highlight of my week. Now I had to find a place with some water since the temps have been hitting the 90s and unlike camping in the mountains of Utah, there isn’t a huge temperature change here. So we went to a favorite spot Lake Sherando that has a great swimming beach and a lake for fishing. Of course I am a terrible fisherman but I decided that I would try and help my boys learn to fish. It was a hot campout, but we had a great time.
We did have success catching some sunfish but nothing edible.
The boys were great helpers, we had a great time and we will definitely do it again as soon as we can. Wed we had our usual swim meet which was as fun as standing in 90 degree weather for 3 hours so you can watch your kid swim for 3 minutes total can be. But Noah looks cool with his swim team shorts on. And Gwen didn’t drown during her 50M freestyle even though there were some moments of doubt.
Friday was a swim day at Shenandoah Crossings (were we put all our guests that come visit us, check out the video)
Overall, a great staycation. MA and I even fit in a date on Friday night when we had dinner in the Dome room of the Rotunda at UVA.