Cox Farm

There is something very special about fall on the east coast.  Being from California I didn’t really understand that until I moved to Virginia.  The leaves change so the trees look like they are on fire, the weather gets a little cooler and there is usually some kind of fall festival or some kind of fall event happening that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside and that is exactly what Cox Farm gives you.  Cox farm is an operating farm with animals, a pumpkin patch and lots of yummy food and elaborate slides.  It is truly fun for all ages!  There is usually some sort of band playing on a honky tonk kind of stage, apple cider, hay rides, a petting zoo, and an endless amount of entertainment for the children.  Cox Farm’s is located a little west of the Washington DC area and is worth going to.  The average ticket is around $15, which may seem a little steep for a glorified pumpkin patch, but with the amount of family entertainment and fun Cox Farm has to offer it is worth spending a little extra to get a small town feel with a lot of festive fun! 

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Vintage Tins!

Check out this Etsy shop!  It is a great mommy find! They offer unique vintage items including gifts perfect for everyone in your family, fun vintage fashions for moms & dads, one of a kind houseware & home decor items. Even a few items for the little ones!

The Residence Inn, VA Beach

Yes beach season is over as we move into fall, but this is the best time to head out and get to Virginia Beach on a nice, sunny weekend.  Virginia Beach is such a fun place to go and as soon as the high of the summer season is over, the fun gets even better.  The crowds die down, not gone, but die down and when it is sunny it is still nice and beautiful.  The Residence Inn at Virginia Beach ocean front is probably one of the best kept little secrets.  It is perfect for family travel and they allow pets so the whole family can enjoy a little vacation!  After Labor Day dogs are also allowed on the beach with a leash.  Being a pet friendly hotel I was a bit worried about how clean everything was going to be, and someone that is a germaphobe with an infant in toe, it was immaculate.  The room was beautiful!  All rooms are suites with a kitchen and living room area and all have a balcony overlooking the ocean, which is amazing watching the dolphins in the early morning with a cup of coffee. 

The Residence Inn is a beautiful hotel with great rooms and great services.  The staff is very helpful and they offer great amenities.  There is a big breakfast in the lobby area every day, there is always fresh coffee and ice water out and some evenings they offer a dinner/ appetizer buffet as well.  It really is a great deal for what you pay for such a nice hotel.  The pool is indoors so it is nice if the weather turns bad and there is also a hot tub.  Staying in a suite with two children is definitely the way to go when traveling to a hotel.  It is so nice to have the convince of the at home amenities.  The Residence Inn in VA Beach is a great hotel that I will visit again, and for anyone else looking for a weekend beach trip it is worth checking out!

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