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Vacation Getaways • Kath Eats


We went on two vacation getaways this Christmas! Right here’s the recap of our journey to Williamsburg and Hillsborough. 

Vacation Getaways

I hope you all had a really good week with household and associates. We took two journeys, one earlier than Christmas and one after. I’m able to get cozy and settle into January now! 

Busch Gardens + Williamsburg

On Friday the twenty second, we took the youngsters to Christmastown at Busch Gardens. The theme park will get adorned with tons of vacation lights with every thing Christmas themed. This was my first time going! I truly haven’t been to Busch Gardens even within the heat months since I used to be in highschool. We’re already planning a visit again in the summertime. 

Arrival

The park opened at 2pm, and we acquired there proper when the gates opened. We should always have gone to at least one or two of the massive coasters to keep away from strains, however as an alternative we meandered round. Mazen and I waited in a way-too-long to experience a 30 second Grover coaster : )

Pantheon

We observed the look ahead to the Pantheon coaster was quick, and Thomas went on one of the best experience of his life. By the point he was off, the road was too lengthy for me to go, so I must look ahead to {the summertime}!

Child Rides

Neither of our boys are into thrill rides, however Birch went on the Himalaya they usually did a couple of smaller rides collectively. 

Bundle Up

We waited for a “heat” day that peaked within the 50s however we additionally knew we’d must plan to put on tons of layers. It was okay from 2-6 after which it acquired actually chilly. Wool socks and hand heaters have been a should. I had on 4 layers.

Connoisseur Dinner in Germany

We had a really theme park dinner of two pizzas and a beer whereas watching a merry merry Christmas present and warming up. 

Video games We Didn’t Win

Thomas tried laborious!

Practice Journey + Gentle Tour

The spotlight for me was the prepare experience round the entire park. The lights have been spectacular! 

Donuts For Dessert

Williamsburg Lodge

We spent the evening on the Williamsburg Lodge, which I acquired without cost utilizing a Marriott free evening award I acquired from opening a Marriott Boundless card final yr. 

We had breakfast on the lodge – avocado toast for me! 

Pancakes for large boy: 

Colonial Williamsburg 

After breakfast we checked out of the lodge and went to Colonial Williamsburg to stroll round. We acquired to see Thomas’s aunt and cousin who stay a couple of blocks away. 

Ice skating

The boys noticed the skating rink and needed to offer it a attempt. Mazen has rollerbladed earlier than and took to ice skating no drawback. Birch did fairly nicely too! He spent a while on the plastic bear sleds too. 

Discover pile of soiled snow = make snowballs 

Santa Sighting

We ran into certainly one of Santa’s helpers who was on his motorbike and passing out beanie infants! 

Lunch on the Cheese Store

Video Recap Of Our Journey

through Instagram!

Christmas in Cville

We drove house on Saturday and spent a day at house preparing for Christmas. We took the boys to see Wonka and liked it. 

We spent Christmas Eve at Thomas’s dad and mom having fun with Christmas pizza

Christmas Creativity

Mazen actually acquired into the vacation spirit making it particular for Birch. He made this video after all of us went to mattress of our household Elf on a hunt for sugar. 

And he even obtained some texts on his cellphone from Santa : ) 

Christmas Morning

Christmas morning went nice! The boys slept until 7 and we opened items by firelight. Birch acquired a whole lot of Mandalorian themed items, and Mazen acquired Legos and an Xbox! 

We acquired puzzles – and new tires for our automotive – ugh! 

Chocolate Brioche French Toast

Boy was this good!!!

Residence For The Holidays

After the home was tidied, and the items unwrapped, we hit the highway for 2 nights in Hillsborough! My sister and her fam plus her in-laws have been there for our annual Christmas reunion. 

We had ham, brussels, rolls, brandied pears, corn pudding, and extra. I used to be not one of the best photographer, however I did seize the youngsters desk! 

We had three pies and plenty of ice cream for dessert – yuummmm! 

Secret Santa

Throughout our annual Elfster present change I acquired this stunning cocktail shaker (mine is plastic!) and an Athleta present card for some new athleisure : ) 

The Christmas Mouse

Including slightly pleasure to bedtime, there was a Christmas mouse who ran the perimeter of the lounge! Good factor I used to be upstairs once I noticed it. 

Cousin Time

In between pastries and pie, the cousins performed and performed. 

We mentioned goodbye to them on the twenty sixth 🙁 

We had a low key boxing day. Thomas and I each did exercises and loved a mid-day go to to the Colonial Inn whereas Mazen performed along with his neighbor good friend and Mother and Dad performed with Birch. 

The Orange County

Life-Lengthy Mates

Within the night a few of my childhood associates came over. 

Birch liked Uncle Hugh and Uncle Larry!

Wishing you all lightness and love for the brand new yr!



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