Friday, June 17, 2016

Vacay 2016 Recap Post #3

 Just a few more things to share.  While staying in Virginia, we went to Norfolk to the Nauticus Museum and the Battleship USS Wisconsin.  That was a great place to visit with the kids.  Lots of hands on activities, an aquarium area, sharks to pet, underwater robots to build and pilot, we watched a 3D (not scary) movie about the Great White Shark.

 I wanted to include this shot of E fetching one of the kayaks.  We did some kayaking, got to see osprey nests and chicks, blue crabs, and even some jelly fish!  I (obviously) did not take my phone during kayaking sessions.
  We also visited Colonial Williamsburg.  Confession: We weren't blown away.  For the amount of money we spent, we just didn't feel like we had an amazing experience.
 We did, of course, put the kids in the stocks.
When we are on the coast we try to each as much seafood as possible.  The last night we grilled oysters and shrimp and I made fresh crab cakes.
 On the way home, we stopped in the Shenandoah National Park.  Beautiful, of course.  We collect patches from all the places we visit.  I'll share our board once its updated.

A little fun at Steak N Shake on the way home.  We don't have them in WI, so its fun and yummy to stop on vacation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love all the pics! Sometimes the kids seem excited, and sometimes it's "mom, c'mon, enough pictures" Beautiful part of the country. If you ever come west for your vacation, think about San Diego. We don't have as much history as Virginia does, but we do have lots of things to see and do. We also have the USS Midway Museum that can be toured. Best zoo in the world (I'm not prejudiced, Just don't come in the summer! Climate change is trying to revert this area back to desert it was originally.....

xo Linda