We've been doing lots of weekend jaunts with S.'s sis, Mary, her talented husband, Josh and beautiful baby, Stella, Mom and Dad Mud, and Uncle Jacob (S.'s bro. who is loving the summer off from BYU to grow his beard).
We visited Mt. Vernon. They have added TONS of new films and exhibits. The kids had a great time.
Turned the 4 1/2 hour drive to Chapel Hill into 7 hours to visit the N.C. Muds (more to come on that).
Went to Luray Caverns after showing up at the Route 11 Chip Factory (DO NOT try the Mama Zuma's Revenge chips--serious steam coming from ears) only to find it to have moved. Turns out we made a fabulous mistake and were able to see a part of the Caverns that is only open one day a year! It was also the Cavern's 130th anniversary so they had candles lit throughout the cave.
And of course, what is a summer without going to the National Zoo?
Truth be told: There is never a dull moment with the Muds and we do things on a whim!