Adventure Time: Newport News & Williamsburg, VA Edition (Greyhounds, Colonial Williamsburg, and Romantic Escape Package)

Al and I had a great weekend! We got to meet and greet some greyhounds, and then spent some time at The Williamsburg Winery! We went to a meet-and-greet with Old Dominion Greyhound Adoption. This was their first meet-and-greet at the Care-A-Lot in Newport News. There were nine greyhounds there, with their owners, along with […]

Adventure Time: Scottsburg, VA Edition (Round 6 – The Bengdaro Wedding!)

This was the weekend we’d all been waiting for. For nearly two years, we eagerly cheered on Nick and Savy as they planned the wedding of their dreams! Come along with me as I take you on this grand adventure! Friday, October 13th Al and I got up at 4:15 a.m., our normal weekday wake-up […]

Adventure Time: Roanoke, VA Edition (“Mimosas in the Mountains” – Savy’s Bachelorette Weekend!)

I was waiting for this past weekend for what felt like FOREVER! This weekend was definitely full of many “firsts” for me: First time visiting the Roanoke area in several years. First time ever staying in an Airbnb. First time going on a significant hike. First time ever getting an Uber. First time, since college, […]

Adventure Time: Newport News, VA Edition (Virginia Living Museum & Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks)

With every “dating anniversary,” Al and I try to do something fun and different. This year, since our anniversary fell on Labor Day, we decided to head up to Newport News! For lunch, we ate at Harpoon Larry’s Fish House & Oyster Bar. I had eaten there a few times with my work department, but […]

Adventure Time: Outer Banks, NC Edition (First Wedding Anniversary Getaway!)

Our original plan was getting away to the mountains of Virginia for our first wedding anniversary. However, with a mid-November wedding, we didn’t realize how expensive the accommodations were at this time of year! So, we switched to Plan B: The beach! The Outer Banks of North Carolina are basically a 90-minute drive from our […]

Adventure Time: Virginia Beach, VA Edition (The Magical Music of Harry Potter)

Al bought these tickets on September 12th. On Saturday, October 29th, the wait was finally over! The performance was at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra always puts on a good show! Before the show, Al and I went to dinner at Bahama Breeze Island Grille, which […]

Adventure Time: Scottsburg, VA Edition (Round 5)

Every September, Al’s mom’s family has their annual family reunion in Keysville, Virginia. Conveniently, Keysville is only about 45 minutes from the Vardaro farm in Scottsburg! Al and I took Friday, September 16th off from work, and drove the truck up to the farm. We left around 8:00 a.m., and stopped at the Hardee’s in […]

Adventure Time: Scottsburg, VA Edition (Round 4 – Memorial Day Weekend 2016)

I need to get better about posting these adventures sooner! For Memorial Day weekend, a good portion of the Vardaro family gathered at the farm in Scottsburg, Virginia: Mom and Dad V. Al and Laura Beth The “Bengdaros” – Nick and Savy Aunt Jeanne and Uncle Dan – Dad’s sister and brother-in-law We also had […]

Adventure Time: Hampton Roads Edition (Katie and the Sleepover, Round 2)

” … Everywhere you look, everywhere you go There’s a heart (There’s a heart), a hand to hold onto. … When you’re lost out there and you’re all alone, A light is waiting to carry you home … ” ~Jesse Frederick and Bennett Salvay This all started with an announcement, way back in April 2015: […]