In the past five years, we have only spent a single week in the state of Virginia. It was amazing, Williamsburg at Christmas. I don’t know why we haven’t been back in a while. Our first week was a few days to explore Luray Caverns, a beautiful cave system near Shenandoah National Park. Then we spent some time in Assateague State Park. This was followed by a week in Virginia Beach. It was hot as hell, but our campground backed up to the Back Bay Natural Wildlife Preserve and we could paddle our new kayak from the R.V. (which made up for the melting temperatures) In addition, five miles down the road was Sandbridge, a small beach community that is sweet and simple, making up for the crowds and Virginia Beach, which is slightly North. We visited the first lighthouse ever built in America located in First Landing State Park. We visited the beautiful boardwalk on Virginia Beach and took a fantastic Naval cruise from Norfolk. Traveling the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, in our R.V. was a hoot. Then we spent a week in Lake Anna State Park, near Fredericksburg, which by far, was my favorite. Each morning I rode the mountain bike and/or hiked. (sometimes both) We paddled. I took a yoga class. We went to the beach at the lake to swim. I could leave the R.V. and be in the middle of the woods in less than five minutes and be back for morning coffee with my husband. We also visited the historic Fredericksburg, the civil war battlefields and Ferry Farms, the boyhood home of George Washington. It was wonderful…all that we have learned and absorbed from our time in Virginia. It is a beautiful place to be and a great state to fall in love with.