May started with our first day in Williamsburg. We had a common theme this month, rain. Since we were rained out the first two nights there, we went to dinner with some friends each night. We knew a few people in the area still because my husband was Station in Norfolk for 6 years and a few people are still in the area.
End of May Travel Update – Virginia to New Jersey
May 3rd we went to drove up to Charlottesville to avoid some rain and visited Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home. His home is at the top of a mountain, and the views were just breathtaking.
Then we took a bit of an interesting drive to the Walton’s Mountain Museum. It’s in a tiny town no highways to get there. While the views were also amazing but my husband compared the drive to the Hills Have Eyes because we were so far out there and some of the roads were dirt, not paved. The museum recreated several of the rooms and had a ton of items from the set or of the Waltons in general. Right down the road is the site of the original Ike Godsey store.
Then we had a few days of rain so we spend a few days getting things done, school, some car work, Mark got his VA Id, had lunch with a friend, etc. Then we took a not so rainy day and visited Colonial Williamsburg. My kids loved the living history aspect and being able to see people doing things the way they used to. We got to tour many buildings and even took home a handmade rag rug for our front door.
From Williamsburg, we headed up to Deleware. We stayed just outside Georgetown Deleware. We spend a weekend at the Cheasepeke Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge MD for a PR trip.
Once back in Deleware, we made an hour drive to Assateague Island. The kids earned their Jr Ranger badge and we spotted 2 herds of wild horses!
Our last day in town we headed out to Rehobeth Beach to take a look around and at the Cape Henlopen State Park this little guy greeted us. That was the highlight of our afternoon!
From there we drove out to Gettysburg, PA. We celebrated My oldest daughters birthday the next day then got rained out for 2 days. We used to live in this area and loved it, so hubby was able to have lunch with some old friends on the rainy days.
The first good day of weather we had I took my daughter out for her birthday present, a 2 hour horseback ride on the battlefield. She had been asking all year to ride a horse, and everyone was so impressed how well she did, she is a natural! While I got off the house 2 hours later and was already sore, she loved every minute of it.
Later, on what will forever be known and Mommy torture day (just kidding!), we went down to Catoctin Mountain Park to get the kids their Jr Ranger Badges. We lived right outside this park for 4 years and the views never cease to amaze me. At the park, we went on a mile long uphill hike, and that was the nail in my very out of shape coffin.
We did get this picture take as an update to the ones that was taken about 6 years ago. The changes in our family in that time still amaze me.
The next day we headed to the Gettysburg Battlefield to get the kids Jr Ranger Badges and take the driving tour of the field. This is one of my favorite driving tours to date!
Thursday 5/26 we headed out to the Four Seasons for a week. Four Seasons Campground in Pilesgrove NJ that is. We are staying here through Memorial Day weekend and until the end of the week so we can visit Philidelphia. It was the closest I could get for under $400 a week during the holiday weekend. The campground is really nice too, other then I feel packed in like sardines because of the holiday and as a full timer I am not looking forward to the packed campground and weekenders and vacationers that are piling in the campground is very nice. They even great you with homemade cookies!
When we got home that night, I was stepping out fo the RV and twisted my ankle. Bad. Ignoring my flip flop tan line you can see the bruise under my ankle. No fun.
The next day was Memorial Day, and I had planned on hitting Independence Hall and seeing the Liberty Bell and Constitution Center. I couldn’t walk so hubby got brave and took all 4 out and let me stay home and rest! Then we ended the month with having to get work done on the truck.
What did you do in May? From here we head to Connecticut and Massechutes in June.
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