From May 27th until June 9th we were in 3 different locations....Laurel, DE at Trap Pond State Park; Hillsboro, MD at Tuckahoe State Park and then just outside of Washington, D.C. at Cherry Hill RV Park! The first two parks were in the middle of nowhere but we were able to see some good friends that lived close by...so that was fun!
On the drive from Williamsburg to Laurel, DE we got to experience our first HUGE bridge and tunnel. We had to pull over to turn off our propane before we could go into it but other than that, it was pretty easy. When we were at Trap pond we explored Rehoboth Beach and the park actually had bikes that we could take and use...so Eli was able to experience his first bike ride! He loved it! We didn't explore a ton around this area...just because there wasn't a ton to do...and it rained a few days so we watched movies, went for walks, played at the park, worked and relaxed.
Dan also had to perfect his parking skills as the spot they had advertised on their website was NOT big enough for a 40 foot RV....but he did it! It was really our only option because it was Memorial Day weekend. Our fault for waiting til the last minute...duh.
At Tuckahoe State Park we were about 30-40 minutes from any civilization...aka Walmart or any town :) and the only hookups we had were electricity. There were a lot of spiders...and bugs...but the park was gorgeous and so secluded you could barely see your neighbor!!
We were able to meet up with another one of our coaches, Laurie & Trey and their kiddos. They treated us to an incredible day in Easton...breakfast at their favorite coffee shop, shopping at the fish market and amish market, boat ride, ferry ride and then dinner at an all you can eat crab place so Dan could learn the ropes from Trey about how to eat those suckers. It's complicated...and I don't like to work so hard to get such a small piece of meat. I'm lazy...so I chose to get scallops instead. Haha!
In DC, we picked Cherry Hill specifically because we wanted to spend a couple days exploring and visiting the memorials, parks etc...and it was located just outside of the city. There were some long days (3 days), lots of walking and lots of money spent :) but it was so worth it. Our friend Angela and her son, Caleb came to visit for a day and she took some pretty fabulous pictures of our adventure and also of us as a family!
We visited almost all of the major monuments...a couple museums and Arlington Cemetery. My favorite part was on our last day there we had planned to go to the Holocaust Museum. However, we didn't realize you needed to get tickets ahead of time for the main exhibit...and all the day passes were gone by the time we got there. SUPER sad face. We figured we would just go in and take a look around. As we walked in I said a little prayer that we'd be able to get into the permanent exhibit and suddenly this woman walks up to us and asks if we have tickets. She had 2 extra that would let us into the exhibit right then...with no waiting (which was a huge blessing because Eli was sleeping)!! SO cool. He did end up waking up halfway through, but that's OK. It was SO worth it.
All in all we have really liked this area of the U.S!! The toll roads are kinda annoying...but we've had a blast meeting up with amazing people, seeing historical places and meet new friends!!
Stay tuned for our NYC adventures!!
Laura almost didn't let me make these for her. Apparently she has a thing about eating chia seeds because they get stuck in her teeth. I get it... kind of. I was able to twist her arm and get her to try them and I'm pretty sure she was glad she did. We all loved these pancakes, even Eli. Another bonus: zero chia seeds stuck in her teeth too. Talk about having your (pan)cake and eating it too!
Seriously if chia seeds aren't part of your diet you need to consider adding them. Even if a few stray seeds end up in your teeth the benefits far outweigh any social anxiety from being caught with something in your teeth. Even if you do get caught it also gives you an excuse to share this amazing seed story with someone new!
This week we held our first ever webinar! It was super fun to get online with some people and talk about what we do as coaches. We put together a fun power point slideshow to go along with it which totally brought me back to high school speech class.
We put this webinar together to share a couple different key points that a lot of people have questions about.
Williamsburg | Virginia
We spent 7 days just outside of Williamsburg, VA...and even though it rained for probably 4 out of those 7, we still had a great time!! We checked out Silverhand Meadery, walked around Colonial Williamsburg, met up with a good friend and coach on our team, made some new friends through a random God thing, explored Richmond and Yorktown AND got our car fixed again. HA! Seems like we did a lot, doesn't it? Guess we crammed a lot in when the rain wasn't coming down.
One morning we drove to Yorktown because we had heard the beach was pretty nice...and it was fabulous! There was a trolley you could get on to explore the area a bit, but we decided to just hang out at the beach because we only had a couple hours before Eli's nap and it was HOT. Sometimes we make decisions based on what Eli is going to like the best...and have the most fun doing...and I'm completely OK with that. The beach was full of little kids and relatively quiet for a little while! We were even able to see the drawbridge open and shut to let a big ship through...Eli thought it was cool for about 5 minutes, but Dan and I loved it. Haha!
We drove to Richmond (40 min) one afternoon to see my friend Jessica. The area where we met to have dinner was ADORABLE. We met up with her at Garnett's Cafe because they had gluten free bread and Dan never gets to have sandwiches any more. We hung out for a couple of hours, ate delicious food and drank some wine. It was a blast!
After meeting up with Jessica, she suggested we head over to Maymont Park because wanted to explore a little bit. This park was SO cool and very unexpected. It's a huge park with walking trails, a giant mansion that's been there for hundreds of years, amazing gardens and waterfalls, fish, bison, farm animals and more!!
In a random turn of events (aka God thing)...we were able to meet up with an Instagram friend that we had started chatting with only a few months prior. We ended up finding out that they started following us from a persicope that my sister did...giving a tour of our RV, right when we went on the road. They didn't know she was my sister, but they had met her at DoTerra's Leadership Conference and had started following her. THEN, we randomly went to their friend's meadery (Silver Hand Meadery) and posted about it on our Instagram...we started chatting and the rest is history :) They are such an incredible family and we were blessed to have them over for dinner!! We're still mastering the art of entertaining in such a small space...so it was tricky...but we'll get the hang of it soon. It was so much fun!!
That concludes the 7 days we spent in Williamsburg, VA. We loved it ad were blessed so much by the people we met and the places we saw!!
The Cook & The Coach
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