FUN IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

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Visiting family is my favorite past time. My husband and I recently returned from babysitting our three grandchildren in Virginia. Hayden (9) and Heath (6) love hockey and soccer. Keeping up with their level of activity challenges their super-fit parents. Their super un-fit grandparents struggle with their amount of endurance and energy.

Then add their sister, Madeline (5), and the challenge increases exponentially! Maddie loves those two sports, but she sings popular songs and performs ballet, too. Often I witness this with her fashion statements. She wears a hockey helmet, beautiful sparkly, pink slippers, carries a pink purse over her shoulder, and dons either goalie pants, or a fairy princess dress!

While their parents both traveled on business, we drove them to their schools and after-school activities. I squeezed supper in there somehow each day. Weekends maintained the same level of activity.

One day while the children attended school, Owen took me to visit the Fort Henry Lighthouse. Besides my family, lighthouses are a huge passion of mine! There were actually two of them. The original one was open to the public, so we took the tour and climbed to the top in the watch room – 192 steps! I loved it! We could see out to the ocean and could understand why this lighthouse served mariners well.

Fort Henry comprised most of the land on which the lighthouses stood. During the Revolutionary War, battles for the entrance to America were instrumental in blocking supplies to Cornwallis. Eventually that British Commander surrendered partly due to the American’s victories there. We could not visit the newer Fort Henry Lighthouse for safety hazard reasons.

What are your passions? I would love to hear about them. Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog! I hope I hear from you soon.

About thehopebeacon

Wecome to my blog! I am a Christian wife, mother, and grandmother who wants to share my lifetime experiences with those who share the same interests and roles. I served as an educator for twenty-one years as both a classroom teacher and an Instructional Services Consultant. Most recently I chose to write children's books. This new path as an author led me to create this website. I seek to inspire, uplift, encourage, and advise those who come here who share common interests or life experiences as myself.
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