For our vacations this year, we broke them out into long weekends... basically all in the month of July. We went to a state park lodge for boating and family fun with my family, we went to a friend's parent's cabin another weekend and then we went to Virginia to visit Mr. Hope's family.
This is that trip...
My sister-in-law's brother lives on a farm that spans about 600 acers. It has a main farm house that is owned my the family that owns the land. There are 5 siblings that split it and use it as a family vacation house, however it's not visited too often.
My sister-in-law's brother lives in the guest house of the farm, with his wife and two dogs. It's a pretty big house for a guest house and serves their purposes very well. They have access to the main house's pool, area for their own garden and their own chicken coop as well. It's a really great set up but takes a lot of work to maintain just the parts that they are in charge of.
There is another house a few miles away that is believed to be the old slaves quarters. It's fixed up a bit now and although it doesn't have running water, it does have a family of 4 living in it. They have real jobs and everything and have lived there for almost 2 years. Without running water... gasp!
This is a little about the trip...
We hung out with family, that we don't see too often. But more lately than we usually do. I think it's because the little ones are getting easier to travel with, which we love!
We rode on ATVs around the property. I took a ride on this with my SIL's brother and I was a little afraid for my life during a few moments of our adventure. It was fast and furious but I made it aaaaaand would probably do it again!!
We went to a winery that was literally just up the street called Barrel Oak.
Then we fed the cows.
I know that these are around where I live and this isn't an extinct animal but how often do you get this close? Other than at the fair? It was so cool and I was LOVING it!
This was a big boy was getting action any chance he got! It was unbelievable! Pretty though, right?
We had a lot of pool time. It was perfect! And the kids could swim, so that made it a little easier too!