Smith Mountain Lake

Friday, September 23, 2016


While we were on vacation in Virginia, we stayed at Smith Mountain Lake for a few days. This was our first time to visit and it's a gorgeous recreational and fishing lake.  We had a great time fishing and exploring the lake with the kids while we were there. In fact, after we arrived and got all settled in, we kind of wished that we would have allotted more time during our vacation to stay there.














The kids were so precious fishing with their little fishing rods...




Little Miss had way too much fun helping her Daddy drive the boat! 





There are some beautiful homes around the lake...










Gavin was not about to miss his nap time...even on the lake. :-)


We enjoyed our condo...it was super comfy and so convenient to the lake. 







The kids loved swimming in the pool after we'd go fishing and riding on the boat. 






We loved the beautiful sunsets each evening.  Such a great time at the lake...we look forward to going back again.

Virginia Safari Park

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

We took a family trip to Virginia and one of our first places to visit was the Virginia Safari Park. It starts with a drive-thru safari park experience and the kids thought it was the coolest thing being able to feed the animals right out of our car.  






After the drive-thru part of the safari, we were able to get out of our car and and walk through and see some of the other animals.  It was pretty hot and there wasn't a lot of shade, so we didn't spend a lot of time in this area of the park.  But the kids still loved it.  Their favorite area was seeing the giraffes and feeding the birds.


Afterwards we went and grabbed a bite to eat and headed back to the hotel.  The kids swam in the pool for a while and then it was bath and then bed time.  They literally passed out asleep as soon as their heads hit their pillows.  It was a fun day at the Safari Park --and a great way to kick off our week in Virginia.


Virginia Safari Park

We took a family trip to Virginia and one of our first places to visit was the Virginia Safari Park. It starts with a drive-thru safari park experience and the kids thought it was the coolest thing being able to feed the animals right out of our car.  






After the drive-thru part of the safari, we were able to get out of our car and and walk through and see some of the other animals.  It was pretty hot and there wasn't a lot of shade, so we didn't spend a lot of time in this area of the park.  But the kids still loved it.  Their favorite area was seeing the giraffes and feeding the birds.


Afterwards we went and grabbed a bite to eat and headed back to the hotel.  They swam in the pool for a while and then it was bath and then time for bed.  They literally passed out asleep as soon as their heads hit their pillows.  They really enjoyed their day at the Safari Park --it was a fun day in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.