Welcome to Virginia Julie!

I’m so excited that another Maugle has been transported from Pennsylvania to Virginia, adding truth to the fact that Virginia IS for Maugles.  Welcome Sister-Sister/Aunt Julie! 

A little while ago Peter, Abby, and I headed up to Alexandria, VA to help Julie move into her new place.  Well, Peter helped and I helped Abby stay out of the way and occupied her on the swing and chased around the cat, plus two diaper changes in the back of the Prius.  Groovy and the Dynamic Darlene were there as well to assist.  It’s a cute lil’ apartment and I’m sure Julie and Betsy kitty will feel right at home very soon.  There’s so much to do around the DC/NOVA area and we plan to see Julie so much more now – that is the best part of all of this.  Julie and I are on the hunt for a good concert to attend in the area but so far we’ve only come across Marilyn Manson or Michael Bolton.  It’s a shame that Manson isn’t the opening act for Bolton.  That would be the ultimate concert experience.   

Anyway, the move was pretty quick and simple with no injuries or catastrophes and then we helped Julie return her Budget rental truck to some warehouse ghetto area.  We then went on a hunt for pizza and after avoiding some sketchy places we settled on Pizzeria Uno where a server dropped his drink tray and gave us minor splishy splashy.  After paying for the overpriced fake deep dish pizza, we were offered apples on the way out.  Odd.

Before we met up at Julie’s to help w/ the move, we arrived a bit earlier to check out Huntley Meadows Park which was nearby.  It is home to 1,425 acres of forest, wetlands, and meadows – good for walking, birding or checking out turtles, beavers, snakes (like the one we saw; no pictures to post here though or my mom would likely faint), herons, etc.  There’s a boardwalk trail which was easy for Abby.  We saw some red-winged black birds, a bunch of beaver dams, turtles, ducks, a blacksnake, and some kind of skink or salamander.  We also visited the nature/visitor center.



Abby and Peter deciding which way to go on the boardwalk trail through the wetlands.



Busy, busy beaver dams!





Blub, blub, blub…





Nature girl enjoying nature!!




A walk in the woods (great book btw).



Learning about frogs, turtles and other fun things at the nature center.  🙂





Zonked out after a busy and fun day!


About virginiaisformaugles

My name is Jenn. I'm enjoying life in my thirties, being a mom to a beautiful and silly little girl, and happily married to my park ranger husband. We recently sold our house in Pennsylvania and moved to Virginia and bought a new home. I'm excited to get accustomed to our new home base and explore all the surrounding areas! I'm a pharma data analyst by day, a lullabye-singin' mommy by night. We also have a beagle named Sophie and a large-girthed cat named Nacho. Things I like: family togetherness, nature, hiking, movies, photography, reading, planning and organizing, exploring, music, biking, jogging, etc.

Posted on April 25, 2012, in Family, Moving, Nature and Scenery, Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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