No Envy for Quinby

Okay, so first of all. Two posts in one night?!?!?! Send all your praises my way.

I really do want to catch up writing these posts so I can share more readily what our life is really like, instead of these shortened recaps. So here we go!

After leaving Delaware, we had a one night stop at a wonderful Harvest Host location. Seriously, one of the best we’ve had to date. Furnace Town Museum in Snow Hill, Maryland was simply lovely. I absolutely loved it and want to revisit when we have more time to further explore the museum and the nearby trails too!

Then we left for our week long stay at a Thousand Trails camping resort in Virginia.

Quinby, Virginia was quite frankly awful. Mosquitos EVERYWHERE. All four of us looked like we had chicken pox. We could not walk outside without being swarmed and none of the more natural mosquito and bug repellent products we had on hand worked AT ALL. Nothing. I ended up buying the mosquito repellent I grew up with (you know the DEET-filled kind) and it worked better than nothing, but still we were being devoured by those awful insects.

And even if we ignore the fact that going outside was next to impossible, there was still a campground in such disrepair that the playground is unsafe and the tide literally comes into the campground. And then to top it off, the indoor facilities were closed due to Covid, so we spent a lot of time in our 200 square foot home AGAIN. It was awful.

Oh, and the nearest town with a grocery store was about 35 minutes away. So I literally took the kids grocery shopping just to get out of the house.

We did art, played with legos, probably watched way too much TV, made pumpkin muffins and then decorated them, got weird with food (not really, but cabbage hats are probably not the norm in most households), and did some learning activities too. I attempted one math activity outside and it was a hit with the kids, and the mosquitos.

But, I do want to share with you these delightful outdoor photos! Because even though we didn’t spend much time outside (100% because of the mosquitos) the area is beautiful and there were a ton of crabs to check out and explore. I will be quite honest here. Most of these outdoor photos came from Doug. He was a trooper and risked uncertain mosquito death to get the kids out of the house.

So that is how we spent our time in Virginia. I will never return to this particular part of Virginia, but I do hope to give Virginia another go at some point in the future.

On the road: 16 months
Miles towing our home: 11,601
Campgrounds visited: 75
Breweries visited: 36
National Parks visited: 16/62
National Monuments/Seashores/Historic Sites/etc.: 6
State Parks visited: 19

One comment

  1. Try the Bluefield, Virginia area in the mountains, literally across a ridge from Bluefield, WV. This area has nice cool summers and few mosquitoes, and glorious mountains. I am about to attend a wedding in Bramwell, West Virginia at a beautiful state park pavilion at Pinnacle Rock State Park.
    (Bluefield, WV courthouse gives free lemonade out on any day of the summer that gets above 90 – which only happens a few times per summer. For sightseeing and other tourist activities in WEST Virginia, Bluefield WV is a VERY depressed area – especially during politically-correct “war on fossil fuels” which puts coal miners out of work. It’s picturesque, but save time in West Virginia for other parts of the state with a better economy and family-friendly activities.)

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