Category Archives: the East Coast & places nearby

a weekend on Hatteras Island

Salutations!  I’m just back from a lovely little getaway to Buxton NC which is a small town on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I have been spending vacations in the Outer Banks since I was a little girl with my hair in pigtails and floaties on my arms.  I can remember bobbing up and down in the waves with the sun beating down on my face, so much fun!


the Virginia coast

This past week was the kids’ spring break so I decided to drag the family to the Virginia coast for a little rest and relaxation getaway. We headed to First Landing State Park and rented a cozy cabin nestled in the woods. Considering this destination is less than an hour from our home, I’m not sure why we hadn’t taken advantage of it before now. But on the drive home we promised to head back over the summer on a […]


a Virginia country scenic view

Tye Overlook Scenic view

This past weekend we took a break from our regular weekend chores and shenanigans and headed for the Virginia country.  This is the Tye Overlook at the James River State Park and the view is majestic.  We have visited this park a couple of times in the past few years and it is definitely becoming one of my family’s favorites. It is a beautifully romantic location with grazing cows, abundant scenic views, and wildlife at every turn – including bears.  […]