As the saying goes, "Virginia is for Lovers", well love it we did. Last weekend we took a little trip through W. Virginia into Virginia. The drive this time of year was absolutely breathtaking (for lack of a better word), with the rolling hills and dense vegetation, the colorful leaves were amazing! The kids were champs and were great travelers, even Bailee seemed to enjoy the scenery as she just sat and gazed out the window for quite some time. On our way there, and one of our many feeding stops, we randomly ended up at the Bob Evans Homestead. We missed the big festival starting the next day, but we stopped for a yummy dinner. We had an eventful couple of days and stayed in Lexington. We took a carriage tour of the historic town, and of course Bailee was scared of the horses at first, but it wasn't long before she was having a good time. We then met up with the Fawsons in Buena Vista, VA which is the home town to the Knights, the SVU knights that is. Anyhow, Josh and Dave were roomies and teammates here and as alumni decided to come back for homecoming. I know, sounds kinda cheesy, but I think Josh was more interested in seeing his best bud than participating in the festivities. However, I got a tour of the campus, and town (which didn't take long :), as well as my first taste of raw chicken, and blowing $70 after checking into the only motel in BV and after seeing/smelling it, immediately checking out. Our trip also included a visit to the coolest petting zoo. I know you will be shocked to hear that Bailee was terrified of ALL the animals and cried to leave the entire time. Granted there were llamas and other animals roaming freely and her father who actually finds it amusing to watch her get scared (as by the camel in the pic). Here at the zoo, Josh and I spent the best ten bucks of the trip and rode on an elephant. I was surprised at how hard and rough its skin was as his huge ears flapped against my feet I was trying to keep my flip flops on, all the while a little disgusted by the texture on my toes. It was quite the experience...Anyways, the only real downer of the trip was the sleep deprivation. Sharing a hotel room with a toddler and a newborn isn't exactly a recipe for a good nights rest! All in all, good times, great friends, and lots of laughs.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Posted by thedeanfamily at 10:27 AM