Hey, did anyone catch that I completely jumped the gun on my blogiversary? If so, maybe you were too polite to mention it. On our drive north to Virginia, I realized that it was only The Artful Parent's 5 month anniversary!! Talk about embarrassing. Anything with a blog is so public. Oh well. It felt like it had been 6 months.
We had a great camping and biking trip in Virginia. We went with two other families from our art group and shared a couple ofÂ adjacent campsites. The three kids played in the hammock (you can see Stella and Maia above; Thalia is hiding beside them) while we set up camp and cooked.
They also got plenty of water time, first at the campground lake, then at the river along the Viriginia Creeper Trail. We biked half the trail (17 miles) from White Top to Damascus with the kids in pull-behind chariots. The ride was beautiful and easy (mostly a gentle downhill), a combination of wooded wonderland and pastoral fields.
The photo above is from our picnic lunch spot, where the kids spent more time throwing rocks in the river than eating.