Spring Break

The flowers are blooming. The birds are singing. The sun is shining.

Spring break is just around the corner and I am sure I’m not the only one who is getting excited about it.

My kids ask me every day, “How many more days until spring break?” but the other question that I keep hearing is, “Are we going anywhere?”

Sadly, this year, we won’t be off on some grand adventure for spring break because of job constraints but this made me think about all the other fun spring break trips we have taken in the past.  I thought it would be fun to share some of those with you and some of the things we learned along the way.

So hope you enjoy my Spring Break Series!

5 Holiday Travel Tips

With the Holiday season officially upon us and the busiest day of travel a few short hours away, I began thinking back to the many trips I’ve taken with my family, both the successes and the misses. Since the laundry isn’t done yet (and our own travel bags aren’t yet packed) I thought it would be fun to come up with a list of 5 travel tips I’ve learned to help us (and you) enjoy the best parts of this holiday season. Continue reading “5 Holiday Travel Tips”

Thanksgiving, Williamsburg, and Peanut Soup

Colonial Williamsburg, VA
Historical-period interpreters at Colonial Williamsburg, VA. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Thanksgiving sometimes reminds me of that year we had Thanksgiving dinner at the Marriott hotel in Bethesda, Maryland.  It came at the end of a long road trip, and I was very thankful to have a hot dinner and warm place to sleep!  And that memory gets me to thinking about all the trips we took to Washington, DC as a kid, which then reminds me of the time we went to Colonial Williamsburg, a really fun, living-history museum in Williamsburg, VA.  Interestingly, the one thing I remember most about Colonial Williamsburg was the Cream of Peanut Soup that was served with dinner at the King’s Arms Tavern.  Since I was just a kid, and had until then only associated peanuts with PB&J Sandwiches, I thought it was pretty cool that someone could make soup out of peanut butter and serve it for dinner. Continue reading “Thanksgiving, Williamsburg, and Peanut Soup”