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Friday, August 5, 2016

Waller Mills Park in Williamsburg Virginia #RoadtripFun

Our roadtrip  adventure to Virginia was a lot of fun.  We weren't aware of some amazing places and  things to do but glad I  have a friend on Facebook that told me about  places we could visit.  One of those places she suggested is the Waller Mills Park in Williamsburg, it was very close to where the hotel we were staying at was.  
 Our daughter's birthday was full of adventures, we packed it with activities.  The first thing we did in the morning is soak in Water Country USA (I will write about it separately).  That place was  humongous but I did not  swim as I had my period  that time.  Lady in Red  happens to show up at a  wrong timing every time!   Then as I posted a picture  of  that place, my friend told me about the other places we can visit that is for free.  To be honest, I enjoyed most of these places other than the   amusement or water park.
 As recommended, we went to  Waller Mill Park after we got done  at Water Country and  ate our lunch.  It was  super humid that day but we didn't care because we love outdoors and exploring nature is something that we all love to do.
 The kids were like in paradise  seeing this beautiful park with a lake and  lots and lots of squirrels running around the trees.
 The view there was beautiful and whenever the wind  blows, it was truly refreshing.
 This little lady who begged me if she can have an IF account was bummed out that she forgot her  iPod because she  couldn't take pictures to  post on her IG.  Her brother is very kind and he lent her  his  iPod.
 My son is in the stage now where he doesn't like being photographed.  I can't get a decent  picture of him.  Anyway, I take pictures anyway.
 The birthday girl is so thrilled that we are doing all these activities on her birthday. You would think that she would  ran out  energy after an  exhausting morning at Water Country but she is fully energized. which surprised me.
 We just sat  on the benches  there for a while as were  so full after our lunch.
 I was teasing my husband to throw his cellphone on the lake because he keep using his gadget while we were having fun.
 As always, this goof ball is  making faces as I took pictures of him.
 I told the kids that this is by far my favorite of the things that we did.  We can relax and  it cost us only  a parking  fee.  We get to see the beautiful lake and relax.
 My daughter wanted to do a boat ride but we didn't as we just had our lunch and we were stuffed.
 There was a beautiful bridge  there which I love.
 This would be great for pre-wedding shoot.  The view is beautiful!
 We went to the other side and my son was ecstatic.  Squirrels are everywhere.  He was chasing them lol.
Here's some info about the park.  Waller Mill Park is located on Airport Road (Rt. 645) between I-64 and Rt. 60 West.  It  is the City's 2705-acre park situated around its reservoir that was opened to the public in July 1972. The 360-acre lake is open for fishing, boating, pedal boating, canoeing and kayaking with a tunnel connecting the upper and lower sections of the lake. 
 There are numerous picnic tables,  shelters, play fields, and playground equipment  that are nestled among the trees providing a scenic picnic area. There are also corn hole games and fishing poles that  are available for rent .  There are fun activities to do there.
 I am so glad that we went there because it gives us time to relax and bond without the  stress of  being in a crowded place.  The park was very peaceful and only few people were there when we visited.  
 We had the best time out there.  I think we stayed for a couple of hours before we went to our next adventure.
 Time flies when  you are having time.  Even though we still want to  stay, we couldn't because we  still had two activities  planned for the birthday girl.
 After we left this beautiful park, we tried the Jamestown Scotland ferry as suggested by  my friend.  That would be mo next post.
  My kids  had a blast learning how to skip rocks.
 It was  fun seeing my husband  show  them how to skip rock.
 I was laughing because they couldn't find a flat rick to skip.  My son  said it is hard to skip rocks.  I grew up in a coastal area in the Philippines and skipping rock is a fun memories that  I did growing up.  
I am pleased that these kiddos are always eager to try new things.
 Waller Mill Park was a great and beautiful place.  If you ever visit Williamsburg, I highly recommend for you to check out this park.  If you love outdoors, this is a place for you.
I am so glad that our little young lady had a great time  on her birthday!  This is why we do road trips instead of having a party, it is more  fun and lots of memories to look back to someday.
Thanks again Angel for the recommendation.  It really addred excitment to our whole trip!

17 travelers' comments:

Alli Smith said...

Your kids are adorable. My oldest grandson is in that same stage - not wanting his picture taken. What a great way to spend the day outdoors.

Angel P. said...

Awww love all the smiles!! You're welcome! That is my favorite park, like you said only a few people were there. It makes it easier to be yourself at. I'm so glad you and your family liked Virginia.

Pam said...

What a fun birthday adventure. That park is beautiful and so is your little family! Road trips are our favorite way to celebrate birthdays too.

Jenn said...

This looks like a great place to spend quality family time together. We love to get outside together.

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

Looks like so much fun! Your kids are adorable and look like they have a great time in the outdoors which is wonderful! Looks like some great family fun! - Jeanine

Jennifer EngineerMommy said...

I used to visit Williamsburg with my parents when I was a kid. Now I'd love to take my own kids here for a vacation. I have so many fond memories!

Jennifer Johnson said...

I would love to visit Williamsburg!! What a great place for a family vacation like this, I know my kids would have a blast exploring everything.

Rebecca Swenor said...

I have never been to Williamsburg before but I love to visit the Waller Mills Park there some day with the family. It looks like a gorgeous place and it sounds like she had an awesome birthday with the family. It would be nicer to travel with the family to exciting new places rather than having a birthday party. Thanks for sharing your experience.

sara lafountain said...

What a great trip! We love to go to Williamsburg, there are so many fun things to do there!

D.P. Robinson said...

I remember going to Williamsburg VA when I was a little kid with my family and with my school. I had such a great time, that I need to go back and see what I can get into as an adult.

Sarah said...

What a super fun road trip idea, glad you all enjoyed it. Your photos look like you all had a happy family time!

Bonnie Gowen said...

Awww your family always seems to have so much fun when you have outings. Thanks for sharing.

adriana nudo said...

Road trips are so much fun! These pictures are such great memories, it looks like everyone is having a wonderful time! -Kendall

Mimicutelips said...

Your daughter is beautiful and always camera ready. My son is hit or miss with pictures, the older he gets the harder it is for me to get a good one. I've been to Williamsburg plenty of times but never to this place.

Susan Quackenbush said...

That park looks like a such a beautiful place! I just love all the lush greenery and vibrant colors! Thank you for sharing this awesome place to take them family!

Stephanie Pass said...

What a gorgeous place! It looks like you all had a wonderful time. How fun!

Censie Sawyer said...

This might sound funny but the trees are so green and huge there. I live in Colorado - I guess our trees are not as lush? Anyway, looks like a great place to visit! So many great photos!

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