To everything, there is a season.
People value different things in the course of a lifetime. Our values have changed dramatically a few times. Some people crave security…we've been on that track. Get the kids raised, start the 401K, work really hard, and hope for the best. That's where we come from.
I used to think I needed things. A nice house, cute car, nice TV, the usual. None of those things make you happy. Kids and grandkids make you happy but you cannot live your whole life through them. As much as we
love them, they will grow up and have their own lives and not need us so much anymore.
Now that we have come to this stage in our lives where nobody depends on us but ourselves, we have the freedom to explore. We have come to value experiences more than things and our adventures reflect that. We are lucky enough to both feel the same way about how we travel. You will rarely find us on any arranged tours, preferring instead to do a lot of research and do our wandering on our own. We are, The Wandering Grandparents!
Recent Blog Posts
- Exploring Chincoteague Island and Ponies A huge thrill for this animal lover was taking the opportunity to visit Chincoteague Island. January in Chincoteague is cold and the ground is pretty marshy. If you don’t mind getting out in the cold and getting your feet a little muddy you’ll basically be alone on this island. I think we probably saw five ... Read More
- Sunrise and Whales WhooHoo! The advantage of staying just steps from the beach was pretty obvious. We were able to sneak out of the condo while everyone was sleeping and get some amazing sunrise pictures. Our timing was perfect, we had the beach pretty much to ourselves while we walked to the pier on Sandbridge just in time to ... Read More
- First Landing State Park One of our first excursions in Virginia Beach was to hike one of the trails in First Landing State Park. There are 19 miles of trails in Virginia’s most visited State Park. Our trail took us through a cypress swamp and ended at a viewing platform that overlooked Broad Bay. An interesting phenomenon caused by decomposing ... Read More
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