Saturday, June 19, 2010

Vacation 2010 Highlights

We just returned from our favorite frugal vacation spot -- a cabin we rented in beautiful Montebello, Virginia! Here are some of the highlights from our week-long trip!

We enjoyed lots of fishing and swimming (well, more like splashing) in the lake.


We went exploring on several nature hikes together.


We had to visit the local drive-thru zoo and feed the animals. It isn't very frugal, but it was definitely a highlight of our trip! Emily was a bit stingy with the food at first.


This fellow was a bit more friendly!


We spent some time picking the clover flowers.


....and Clara turned 2 right before our very eyes!


We stopped by Big Spy Mountain's Overlook....


....and caught lots of breath-taking sunsets!!


...and every night ended with a special story time of passages from Shel Silverstein's Falling Up.


It was a lovely trip, and now it's great to be back! This week we'll be sharing some fun ideas for the garden, a cute nature craft, tips for frugal picnics, and a super-fun giveaway! You won't want to miss it!!

19 comments:

Kathryn said...

The pics of her feeding the deer are awesome!

Ticia said...

Glad you're back, and it looks like you had fun!

Joyful Learner said...

Happy 2nd birthday! The pics are gorgeous and looks so idyllic!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Great vacation - the pictures are lovely. Happy 2nd birthday to Clara!

NG said...

I think we've been to that wild animal park. In Natural Bridge, right? That place is awesome!

MaryAnne said...

What a great trip! Happy bday Clara, and welcome back!

Raquel said...

Fantastic trip!!
Waiting for your new ideas for this week.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

@ NG -- It is indeed the Safari Park Zoo at Natural Bridge! The girls had a BLAST there!!! (And so did Mark and I.) :-)

Mommy Moment said...

Thanks for posting about your beautiful vacation!
Looks like you had a great time!
We have a vacation coming up soon too!
Vacations are so much fun!!!
Smiles & hugs,
Jody

~Alison~ said...

Your vacation looked like a lot of fun! The drive-thru zoo would be my favorite part!

We're looking for a frugal vacation spot for next year. Someplace that allows pets. We have one dog and I hate to leave her in a kennel for a week!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

We enjoyed seeing some eastern woods! Looks like a really fun weekend :)

Cheryl said...

What a lovely spot to holiday in! Beautiful photos. Happy Birthday, Clara.
Looking forward to reading about your nature crafts.

Lindsay said...

Glad you guys had a great time at Monticello! We live about 30 minutes away and love the area! Gotta love the safari park!

Jenny said...

How fun! LOL at those animals in the drive through!

Happy 2nd birthday to Clara!

Sofia said...

Valerie,

I gave you a Sunshine Award! Thanks so much for sharing snippets of your life with us...

http://sofiasideas.com/2010/06/21/and-the-sunshine-award-goes-to/

Sofia

Rebecca said...

These are great pictures! Can't wait to see your posts :)

Tffany said...

So much fun as always! Thanks for including us in your vacation!

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Just Breathe said...

Looks like a great time. So peaceful and beautiful. Happy Birthday to Clara. The zoo looks like it was fun too!

Adrienne said...

Welcome back! You were missed.

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