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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Our trip to Roanoke VA





When George Washington was 18 years old, he climbed this wall and engraved his initials. They still do not know how he possibly could have done this.

My boys enjoyed exploring nature.

This place was a 2 and half hour wait. Turns out there was a VA tech game. It was unbelievable the people. The food was worth the wait. The experience alone was worth it. My boys had a blast up here waiting and playing.

Just an old house converted

These where just half the people waiting to get in...the entire yard and front where filled.

This was  a really neat site...and so beautiful once on top of this mountain

This was the view of the entire city

The boys had a blast up there, they where NINJA's. We went with friends...that Is TY and his Dad

We also snuck in a corn maze one day

A toy museum...I had this doll, anyone else remember her?


This is still part of the first tour on the Natural bridge


Wax museum, this was creepy going in, I thought this was a real kid


Did a cave tour, it was cold and spooky, but fun nonetheless.

At one point during this tour, they shut off the lights...my youngest was panic stricken. It was spooky!

I love to get pictures of my husband when he does not know.....he hates to get his picture taken...not sure why...just look at this handsome Man!!~ So that is our trip to Roanoke..it was short, sweet and packed full of fun.

What a great little weekend getaway my family, friends and I had.  I did not share the thousands of pictures I took, but you get the gist!  It was gorgeous there!

GARAGE SALEN PARTAY HERE

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49 Comments:

Blogger Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Debbie, Hubby and I went to the Natural Bridge for the first time several weeks ago. I wish I had known about this restaurant then. Looks like your family and friends had a fun time. Take care.
xoxo, Sherry

October 16, 2010 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Roanoke looks like a fun place to visit. That restaurant must be really good...there were a ton of people there!So glad you had a great time!

October 16, 2010 at 12:21 AM  
Blogger Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Debbie, thanks for showing us these pictures! We took a trip to Natural Bridge July 2009! I had tears in my eyes when I saw it (Even though I'd seen it as a kid)It's just so Awe inspiring! God is Amazing! We visitd the cave and toy museum as well!
And the Star! I had forgotten about that! Thanks so much for bringing back great memories!
I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Roanoke!

October 16, 2010 at 12:33 AM  
Blogger {Bellamere Cottage} said...

Thanks for that tour! It was great to see a bit of that part of the country.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

October 16, 2010 at 1:02 AM  
Blogger Chic Creations said...

Love your blog. . and love the Roanoke Virginia tour. Thanks so much for sharing. I will proably never get there. And thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I will be sure to be back to visit you. Karie@ karieschiccreations.

October 16, 2010 at 1:23 AM  
Blogger Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

Beautiful! I have always really love Virginia! Thanks for posting all the pictures...looks like a wonderful time!

Liesl :)

October 16, 2010 at 5:27 AM  
Blogger Olive Cooper said...

Hi Debbie, so gald you guys had fun. Your boys are growing! I am not sure I would wait that long for food! You are patient!

October 16, 2010 at 6:03 AM  
Blogger Erin@likegrandmas said...

Looks like a great trip Debbie. Just keep snapping those pics of Mike, one day he'll be glad(plus he's nice to look at!). Thanks too for a trip idea for the fam!

October 16, 2010 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger HollyC said...

Hi Debbie, It looks like y'all had a great time! I love trips with my family...making memories. We may have to visit Roanoke one day. Great pics.
~Holly

October 16, 2010 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger My name is PJ. said...

What a great way for the family to spend time together!

I loved the veranda. Is it wrong that it was favorite shot??

October 16, 2010 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

That restaurant looks great. You packed a lot into that trip. Husband could be a model. You made me look!

October 16, 2010 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger Mumsy said...

Looks like a fantastic and fun vacation! What a delightful tour you're giving Debbie..Glad you and your family had fun!

October 16, 2010 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Looks like you had fun. No idea there was that much to do there. And I love the sign for the restaurant that mentions 2 meats for one price and a different price for three meats. They must have some good meat there if you would want to get three.

October 16, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Keep Calm and Decorate said...

This looks like such a beautiful place to visit. Thanks for sharing pictures of you and your beautiful family. I hope you are having a great weekend!

October 16, 2010 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Haupi said...

Hey Debbie, you guys looked like you were having fun! Whaddya mean they don't know how George Washington carved his initials in the rock? Anyway I would have like to see that cave! Great pictures as always.

October 16, 2010 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Hi Debbie!
It looks like you had a wonderful time. Don't you love to find those local "secrets" - like that restaurant?
It sure looks like you had fun and it looks like you were busy most of the time....always a good thing with kids along.
I do remember that doll-one of my girls had one....just think-now you are old enough to have soemthing considered worthy of a museum:>) Kinda weird, huh? Hugs-Diana

October 16, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Hi Debbie~
Thank you so much for showing the pictures.
I loved living in Roanoke, hated moving away, and would move back in a heartbeat!!
I'm so glad you went to the Homeplace. The food is great!
I've been to the star too and it is beautiful up there. The view is great!
We're hoping to go to Natural Bridge soon for a school field trip.
Glad you had fun!! :)

October 16, 2010 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger Sailing Simply said...

Now this looks like a great trip! I want to go now. I love that Natural bridge. Did you ever get to eat at that restaurant? I do remmber those baby dolls. I had one too, I think. The one I had would use the bathroom when you gave it water. Yuck,huh? LOL! For some reason though I thought mine was called Baby Luv. IDK why! I was just thinking do you ever remember these small dolls called, Dawn dolls? They were so cool. They were smaller then barbies but were basically like teenage girls (I'm guessing) and had the coolest "mod" clothes. They all had long straight hair too. Oh the days! That musuem would have been fun too!

October 16, 2010 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

What a great family getaway. I love all of your pictures and a few fun facts. I didn't realize Roanoke was so big until your picture of the whole city...beautiful!

The restaurant must have been great to withstand a 2 1/2 hour wait!! Great pictures, Debbie!

XO,
Janie

October 16, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Love all your photos and what a fun trip!! I'm fascinated by caves and caverns and love tours. It's like living, very briefly, on the edge of safety. Must be the wild card in me.

I can't believe how many people were waiting for the restaurant. That's when you know the food is awesome.

October 16, 2010 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Randi said...

What fun! I am one of those people who LOVES looking at other people's vacation pictures. It really looks like a beautiful historic area. Your pics make me want to visit sometime. Thank you so much for sharing!

October 16, 2010 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Debbie,
sono proprio piacevoli da guardare le tue foto.
Bellissimi i tuoi figli, il piĆ¹ piccolo e veramente dolcissimo !
Buona serata :)
Myriam

October 16, 2010 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

How fun! Love all the pictures, my kids would love it! Have a great weekend!
XO

October 16, 2010 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger SavannahGranny said...

Man, you guys. Excuse me, y'all really packed a lot into that weekend. That's what youth can do for you. It looks like lots of fun. You have handsome boys and a hunk for a husband. I am old, not dead. LOL
Your have a lovely family and you really take good care of them. Good work. Hugs

October 16, 2010 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger TeresaMaxey said...

Hi Debbie!!! You were in my neck of the woods. Roanoke is about 2 hours away from me and my sister lived there for a long time. We used to make that trip quite often!! Hope the weather was good but I guess you are used to the heat by now!!

October 16, 2010 at 5:24 PM  
Blogger TeresaMaxey said...

Debbie so glad you enjoyed your trip! Roanoke is about 2 hours from me and its a great area with so much to see! Enjoyed your pictures!

October 16, 2010 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger La said...

It looks like a wonderful time. I've never been to Roanoke ~ thanks for giving us a tour.

Have a great weekend! La

October 16, 2010 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger Sailing Simply said...

LOL! I just got your post! To answer your question I just tuned 45on Oct.3rd. My sister actually had the Dawn dolls but I eventually took them over. I was big time into Barbie, I had Barbie everything. She never wanted me to mess with her Dawn dolls because they were "her's" until she outgrew them. I was always amazed at how petite they were compared to Barbie. As for the baby doll, I googled it and the one I had was called "Baby Tender Love". LOL! Great memories! Thanks! Now you must tell me your age too! :)

October 16, 2010 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Debbie, you have three handsome guys in your family! Looks like you all had a terrific family trip. Making memories is the perfect way to spend a long weekend. Thanks for sharing the photos. ~ sarah

October 16, 2010 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

I love the photos. Sure looked like fun
I remember Baby Alive. My sister and I each had one ;)

Diana

October 16, 2010 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Debbie,
Great photo's and looks like a fun trip! You have a beautiful family.
Wendy

October 16, 2010 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Snappy Di said...

I live in Roanoke. Thanks for visiting our GORGEOUS area of the state! Glad you had fun here.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

October 16, 2010 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger A girl needs 2 Talk said...

The husband has a gorgeous wife too!!! :D

Poor baby Jack! I'd have screamed in terror!

Love the pictures! Looked like a totally fun trip!!

October 16, 2010 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

I can't believe you were just here!!!! I've lived in Roanoke for 4 years now, but you beat me to the STAR. I've yet to go, although I've eaten at the Homeplace. And, I was at the Tech game today. Wow. I feel like I missed seeing a friend. Next time you'll have to call first.

October 16, 2010 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Looks like a fun trip. I love how you photographed signs for us to read.

I thought that was a real kid too and was trying to figure out what he had to do with a Wax Museum!!

Regarding your husband - men are weird that way -my husband is that way too.

October 16, 2010 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Looks like a fun trip! I've been through Roanoke before but never stopped. I didn't know there was so much to do there...maybe we'll have to take a day trip over there sometime. :)

October 16, 2010 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

those pictures are awesome. You look really pretty.

Wow, a two hour wait! the food must have been really good.

October 17, 2010 at 12:00 AM  
Blogger artteachergirl said...

One of my favorite cities...love Roanoke! Isn't that star amazing at night shining down on the city? Another favorite of mine was the Teapot on top of the coffee company. Beautiful place, glad you and your family had a good time.

October 17, 2010 at 12:05 AM  
Blogger 3LittleByrds said...

What a beautiful place. Looks like yall had a great time.

October 17, 2010 at 12:30 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

This looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing the fun photos of the the scenery and your good looking family!

October 17, 2010 at 12:58 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Great post I always love finding out about places I've never been, so pretty there.

October 17, 2010 at 12:59 AM  
Blogger Shell said...

Looks like you had fun! I love seeing interesting pictures of places people have visited~ now I want to go :o)

October 17, 2010 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Love the Decor! said...

Looks like such a great place for fun and history too!!
Deb I'm having a giveaway and would love your help in spreading the word. Come on over and get entered : )

October 17, 2010 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger cleanfreak said...

The wax museum looks fun. Love that sort of thing. The cavern looks cold and damp but interesting,. Your family does alot together those boys are lucky in all they get to experience. How meaningful! Even if I dont get to travel I can always see and experience with Debbiedoos!!

October 17, 2010 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Looks like a beautiful Autumn weekend. My Sister lives in Roanoke. Thanks for your very sweet visit.

October 17, 2010 at 8:03 PM  
Blogger ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

What a great family getaway!! You're such a 'yummy mummy'!!!!

October 17, 2010 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Great pictures Debbie...looks like a wonderful trip. I have a brother-in- law that comes from Roanoke...

October 17, 2010 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Juniper said...

What a fun trip! I've never been, but I know my boys would love it :)

October 19, 2010 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

Glad you had a fun trip- Great photos!

October 22, 2010 at 9:27 PM  

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