Saturday, February 27, 2016

Prince William National Park, VA

While the winter in Virginia has been long, it's actually not been as bad as I had anticipated, maybe that's just because I really prepped myself for a dark and miserable 4 months. For a February day, we couldn't have asked for better weather, so ventured out once again for a new place to roam.
Chris is familiar with several wilderness areas, due to work excursions. He perused around on a map today and pointed us toward Prince William National Park south of Manassas. It was fun to just take a little minivan road trip, stopping at a gas station for a (horribly unhealthy) snack break and taking our time to drive out to a new place.

Prince William National Park runs beside areas of Quantico Marine Corps Reservation, near Triangle, VA. We know we'll be frequenting many parks in the area through the year, so stopped in the ranger office to buy a yearly National Park pass.
While there are always nail biting parental (mama) moments, it's fun to let the girls run wild and gain outdoor confidence while balancing along downed trees, jumping from rock to rock in the creek or barreling down a wooded hill. They don't fall far from the tree, loving outdoor time and learning more about nature and their surroundings each trip.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great outing adventure! Hoping you get lots of use and fun from you pass!