Summer Lovin', Had me a Blast

I thought that I would blog more than once while on vacation but that just meant two things. One, we played hard and two, when the kids napped I rested too. Both great things. But now that I am back and mostly recovered, it's time to share the places we went to with a picture overload.


This was our first river experience on this trip. Anna jumped right into the river and never looked back, but Will was reluctant. I spent all my time on land with him, but it was a good time nevertheless. We walked along the shore, played in the sand, and threw rocks.

While we didn't have any specific plans on this vacation, I did want to make a day trip to VA Beach. We left Williamsburg at 9:10 in the morning and got to VA Beach around 10:30. The ride was somewhat scenic toward the end with water view on both sides (it reminded me a little bit of the drive to Key West) and the kids enjoyed a long tunnel. Once we got to the beach, we immediately laid our towels down and went for a dip in the Atlantic. The waves were strong so the kids stayed mostly on shore, but they had so much fun chasing and running from the waves. Will especially. It was so fun watching the chubby guy pitter-pattering on the sand. I took a dozen of videos, haha.

I think to really see VA Beach with little kids, an overnight stay is necessary. I would've loved to walk the boardwalk and see the sights, but it was the middle of the day and the kids were tired. So it was a short stay for us, but I am definitely glad we made it happen anyway!

I love Yorktown, especially along the river front. It has several shops, restaurants, but for us, the main attraction is the beach. It's gentle enough for little kids to play safely. Again, Anna had lots of fun floating in the river and Will finally conquered his fear and did too this time!
Taking little kids to the beach is a lot of work, do you agree? But after this vacation I can honestly say that we are getting better at it. Sure it's messy (sand everywhere!) and tiring (lugging children and bags!), but the moments of fun that the kids have is worth it for me :)


  1. What a fun vacation! Taking kids to the beach can definitely be brutal but does get easier as they get older. The first time we took our girls to the beach they were two years old and still in diapers and it was exhausting. Glad to see that your summer is off to a great start!

    1. Agree. Will's first beach experience was when he was 1.5 years old, half way across the world in Hawaii. It was brutal.

  2. Hands-down, one of the best Williamsburg vacations ever. And we didn't even step foot into anything colonial. Just nice relaxing times by the pool and beaches...


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