We decided to skip Williamsburg and go straight to Shenandoah so the kids could have some more time with the Morris boys. So they went swimming while the Moms went to Trader Joe’s to stock up on snacks and food for the next couple of days. Then we finished laundry and packed the car, which took much longer than expected. It was only supposed to be a two hour drive, so we weren’t too worried. However, traffic was really heavy and really slow so it ended up taking closer to four hours! It was a slow drive. Finally, we arrived at our campsite. Shenandoah is beautiful! For the first time in weeks, we had a taste of cool weather. It was refreshing, and we even had to pull out our long sleeves. Everyone slept well in the cool air.
Everyone is doing really well and not showing any signs of weariness from being away from the comforts of home for so long. The kids do not seem to be at all unsettled, but periodically talk about what they are looking forward to about being back home.
Tip of the day: Take along some ziplock bags. Most carrots, snap peas, nuts, and other bagged foods don’t come in resealable bags. Also, it comes in handy for dividing up snacks for hikes, so each kid can carry their own.