Oct 1st – Oct. 8th
Another, relatively, short trip from Philadelphia to Richmond, somewhere between four and five hours. Again, uneventful drive which is always good. We pulled into the Americacamps RV resort http://americamps.com/which was really adorable. There were so many flowers and the main building was like a cute little country store.
The week was extremely low-key, in fact, we pretty much hung around the campground except for doing normal stuff like going to the grocery store, Barnes & Noble, Walmart and the big highlight for the kids was going to one of those jumpy places.
We did drive into Carytown http://www.carytownrva.com/phone/about.html one night which is a quaint section of the city where there are lots of shops and restaurants. And then our big day of tourist “stuff” was visiting Jamestown http://historicjamestowne.org/and Williamsburg. I sure learned a lot, like the fact that Jamestown was the first English settlement, not Plymouth…interesting. There were all sorts of interactive activities to participate for the kids. They loved it and were able to learn a lot.
Although, everyone is mentally moving into the next phase of thinking about our new house. Carson and Kennedy both have budgets for their rooms so they’ve been nonstop online figuring out what kind of beds they want and how they want to decorate. Mark and I have been putting together a spreadsheet of the various items we’ll need to buy and researching what we will want like washer and dryer, refrigerator, new carpet, and some other things that we’re trying to decide on. The realization that this journey is coming to an end soon is such a bittersweet feeling.
It’s been transformational for me looking in the mirror, identifying the false beliefs that have kept me in a constant state of doing. Frankly, I’ve been nervous to end this journey for the fact that I don’t want to go back to my crazy overscheduled life, working too many hours and sacrificing myself and my family. But as Oprah likes to say, what I know for sure is that I won’t allow that happen again.