Category Archives: Ongoing

Camping and Hiking and Bears (Oh, My!) in Shenandoah National Park

There are plenty of great destinations for camping with kids within an easy drive from DC, and one of the best is Shenandoah National Park. At nearly 200,000 acres, you really feel immersed in its glorious nature. There are woods … Continue reading

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Where to Play on the Weekdays: August 8-12

Monday – Play paleontologist for a day at Purse State Park, where you can hunt for fossilized shark teeth and other fragments of prehistoric sea creatures. Be sure to check the tide table before you go (select Potomac River and … Continue reading

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Walk in the Woods at Woodend Nature Sanctuary

The second week of summer break was Sasha’s week. Owen had just left for his first sleep away camp adventure (a whole wonderful experience I’ll hopefully touch on more sometime), and I wanted to have a week of quality time … Continue reading

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The Weekend Round-Up: July 22-24

This is going to be the hottest weekend of the summer so far, and this round-up was created accordingly, with ideas that will keep you as cool as the pursuits are fun. And for those who can stand the heat, … Continue reading

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Explore Chesapeake Bay Heritage and History at the Calvert Marine Museum

Last fall, when we went on a fossil hunting excursion with Ruddy Duck Adventures, one of the stops on our all-day outing was the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, MD. It was perfect for that tour, and a trip there … Continue reading

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