Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Road Trip Part 2

It's been a while since my last post, but you know how it is, sometimes you have to take care of people and stuff in our lives. I miss blogging, so here I am.

Continuing with our Summer vacation....

We went to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. I love this area, so rich in history, so beautifully
preserved!







It's also part of the Appalachian Trail





The Shenandoah River runs on one side:





And the Potomac River meets the Shenandoah on another side:





We ate at the Secret Six Tavern on High Street, the food was delicious and reasonably priced.
Vince and I, had the Southwestern Shrimp Salad:



YUMMY!

It we ever go back, we'll definitely eat there again!


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We were also in Leesburg, Virginia. I remembered from reading The Cottage G als' blog about the store they run in Leesburg. Vince took me there so I could check out the store in person. If you love the cottage style, this store will make you love it even more.









I adore the aqua color of the entrance door:









They were so gracious in allowing me to take pictures inside, thank you so much ladies!











I loved so many things in that store, now as I look at other pictures I took, I wonder why I didn't buy certain things in those pictures. Quite simple, we didn't have room in the van for more things. However, I did buy a big tin star, which I love!. And believe me, it was quite the adventure driving around with it!!



This store is on the top of my list for when we go back to this area again.



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We also took the kids to Dinosaur Land in Winchester, VA. They have these concrete replicas of different dinosaurs, along with some information pertainig to them. My kids had a lot of fun there!
















There are many other dinosaur sculptures, you'd think that you have stepped back in time!. Great place for kids and dinosaur lovers.


I have one more post about our vacation, and then I'll post about stuff I've made and apple picking, Halloween around the house etc.
Check back for those, and I'll try not to be away too long!

A big Hello to Grace, and to Sarah.

Take care of yourselves and hold your loved ones near!


Hugs,


Rosa

9 comments:

Gypsy Mermaid said...

rosa!!! i love your outfit its soo cute!! your family is soo adorable!! i know a place where i want to go when i come up there!!hehe I am so gladyou had time to blog ive missed reading your blog so much!!!!! BIG BIG BIG HUGS
and remember GOD IS AMAZING!!!!!! love ya!!

toodles-
sarah

Grace said...

Welcome back to blog land you busy busy woman! I just sent your blog to my BFF she is going to VA to see her sister this weekend they will love Dino land. Nice having you back. Sarah if you visit Cutie Pie Rosa let me know I am really close will come visit. Kisses Grace

Miss Sandy said...

Rosa,
It looks like you had a fantastic trip! I am green with envy, you got to go to Cottage Gals! I love looking over their blog at all the amazing finds. I'd have tossed out the suitcases and loaded up on goodies! It is so good to see a new post! Have a sweet week!

Sabii Wabii said...

Welcome back girlie...looks like fun and the weather looks amazing! Almost as good as Calif!!
Terisa

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Rosa, where are you?

Gypsy Mermaid said...

hey chick! I miss you! email me sometime! BIG BIG BIG MERMAID HUGS!!!

toodles-
sarah

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

I'm so glad you posted pics of Harpers Ferry. I was just telling a cousin that H.F. is my Mom's favorite place on earth! Now, I have to forward your blog, so they can see your pics!

The Spanish Dahlia said...

Hi Rosa,
Love your name! Anyway, this was my first time visiting your blog and it's soooooo cute. Very nicely done. I will definately be back. Enjoyed all the pics as well. I too just began my blog in March and have been loving it very much. If you'd like to visit me I'm at: the spanishdahlia.typepad.com
~ Stephanie Bradley

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Rosa If your reading this please email me gypsymermaidshoppe@yahoo.com
I miss you! big hugs

toodles-
Sarah