Shenandoah National Park – Weekend Trip from DC

December 02, 2021

Shenandoah National Park This year, I snagged a weekend in early November to stay at Skyland Lodge in Shenandoah National Park. The weather stayed warm so far into fall that our timing was pretty good after all. This is a good weekend getaway from DC – it took about 2 & ½ hours to get […]

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North Bethesda Maryland | Bras At The Lodge?!??

November 17, 2021

North Bethesda Maryland Located outside the beltway, North Bethesda Maryland is a Census Designated Place, with boundaries of the beltway on the south, the city limits of Rockville to the north, Rock Creek Park to the east, and I-270 to the west. History The entire area used to be a tobacco farm in the early […]

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Great Country Farms ~ Great for Families Looking for DC Day Trips

November 03, 2021

The Great Country Farms We went to the Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival at Great Country Farms in Bluemont, Virginia! Fun fact: Henway Hard Cider Co is next door, which produces cider from the Great Country Farm Apples and it’s named for the joke, “What’s a henway?” About 5 lbs! I thought we would be here […]

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Chevy Chase, Maryland – What to Know About Living Here

October 13, 2021

Is the town of Chevy Chase named after the actor/comedian of the same name? Is Chevy Chase the actor named after the town? Today we’re talking about Chevy Chase MD and you’re going to find out the answers to this and more! Location Chevy Chase MD sits on the northwest border of Washington, DC. It’s […]

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Woodrow Wilson Bridge Hike Is Not For Kids!

September 29, 2021

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Hike When I told the kids we were going to hike over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge from Virginia into Maryland, they were thrilled! Actually, they weren’t. First we went to Jones Point Park, where Real Estate Dad incorrectly advised us we could get to the trail. We could not. If you want […]

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DC Hikes With Kids – Mount Vernon Trail (South Side)

September 22, 2021

Mount Vernon Trail | Fort Hunt Park to Riverside Park Today we hiked the southern portion of the Mount Vernon Trail! Initially I wanted to park at the Collingwood Picnic Area, but once we arrived, I couldn’t determine how to get to the trail. I believe in looking at a map now, that was user […]

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