Virginia Vacation


The only DIY DECORATING going on around here …is making our bed after sleeping in!

While I’m writing this on vacation in Virginia, I’ll probably be unpacking at home by the time you are reading this.

My husband and I, along with our girls, decided to travel to Virginia for some history, and then down to my BFF’s in Georgia to celebrate my 46th birthday.

Have you ever been to Virginia?   We conquered Virginia Beach, but boy was it hot. 103 degrees hot.  I really love this picture of us.  Especially the funny photo bombers in the back!

If you look closely…you’ll see my new necklace.  The long one.  Can you tell what it is???


Julie & Rick Virginia Beach 2015

If you guessed a camera, you are correct.  In case you didn’t know…I take a lot of photos, so the camera spoke to me at a gift shop in Yorktown.

Yorktown was beautiful, especially at night when we ventured back there to sketch the view across the river.


My daughter convinced me to sketch, too!

Virginia Drawing

Valerie Sketching

Even with the intense heat, we ventured out every day trying to learn all we could about our early American settlers.

While in Yorktown, we visited a museum on the Yorktown River…I couldn’t resist taking some photos of the beautiful woodwork and exhibits.

Virginia Yorktown Museum


Virginia Museum

Visit Yorktown Virginia

We also visited Berkeley Plantation which was the home of 2 presidents and Abe himself attended meetings and social functions there.  Believe it or not, there was a real cannon ball stuck in the side of the brick!

It was really hot though, so we took the tour and got out!!

Berkley Plantation

Virginia Beach Daphne and Valerie


Rick & Julie Virginia 2015

The last day was probably the best…Colonial Williamsburg Marketplace is a must see.  There are fabulous restaurants and candy shops…we nibbled on fudge and found trinkets to take home.

From the the Drum & Fife Band…

Drum & Fife Band in Williamsburg Virginia

To the “Colonial Hauntings Tour” with this fabulous story teller…

Colonial Haunted Tour

This is one trip we won’t ever forget.

Unfortunately, we all know vacations have some bad parts.  Things happen that we can’t control.

Like bad weather.

Bad Weather

Or food poisoning.  I ended up in the emergency room due to a very serious bout of food poisoning.

Thankfully, it only lasted about 12 hours.

Julie Sick

It was all worth it though…

Virginia is for families! Good, See ya later, Virginia!


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8 Responses

  1. Trina says:

    Omg Jules, your vacation looks amazing minus the food poisoning. You have such a beautiful family. Happy Birthday babe. I can’t wait to see you in August❤️

  2. Holly says:

    Hi Julie – Sounds like a great vacation minus the weather and food poisoning! Next time you are in VA come on by to say hello! Hugs, Holly

  3. Shirley says:

    Oh No…food poisoning?!!…what an awful thing to happen at any time let alone on vacation!…So sorry that you had to do through that!…Glad you had a good time though….I LOVE Williamsburg at all seasons, but especially at Christmas time….such an amazing place…Monticello is a great place to go to…on the other side of Virginia! Safe travels home.

  4. Tammy says:

    So glad you got to see some of our great state. Virginia is beautiful, from the mountains to the ocean and full of history! Sorry you got food poisoning though! Come back and vacation again, there is so much more to see.

  5. Terrell says:

    Loved the pics! We used to live in Va Beach and we loved going to Williamsburg/Jamestown, etc and so I loved seeing your photos!

  6. Lori says:

    I’m lucky enough to live in VA Beach — in Sandbridge near the bay and ocean! I love it hear. Glad you had a good time and come back and see us again!

  7. Cindy says:

    So glad you are ok! Food poisoning is no fun! I had it once! So glad your trip we great! Take care!

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