Friday, September 6, 2013

Summer Vacation 2013: Part I (Clifton Forge, VA)

The Gaines' Family Vacation has since come and gone, and I thought I would share some of the snapshots I captured (before my battery died!).

Our final destination was Wading River, NY, but we stopped in Clifton Forge, VA along the way to visit Aunt Joanie & Uncle Terry.

Part I: Clifton Forge

There are only so many interesting photos you can capture of the captives in a minivan during a 6 hour voyage. It had been a long time since the boys were stuck in one spot for so long (in fact, they hadn't been in the van longer than a few minutes since we traveled from AZ to SC!). So, above you have the dynamic father/son duo that took turns driving for the whole trip, and two very antsy little guys at the end of our trip.

Joanie and Terry live in such a neat little place. There home is so cozy and inviting, and there property has all sorts of exciting things for the boys to explore (like an old army truck hiding in the barn!).

After the boys returned from their adventure at the Train Museum in town, we walked down to the neighborhood park so they could continue to stretch their legs. Unfortunately there was a bit of a gnat epidemic, so we fled back home shortly thereafter.

This was a one night stay for us, and that evening we explored the garden (Johnny was eating tomatoes right from the vine, lol), sat around and enjoyed conversation and some delicious homemade salsa!

This was one of the last images I caught from the van as we were leaving Clifton Forge. It was early in the morning, chilly, and the mountains had fog rolling off of them. I'm missing the cooler weather we had in our neck of the woods mid-August! I can't wait to visit again when it snows this winter :)

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