Love the Place You Live: First Landing

Before moving to Virginia, we lived in a small town in Texas that was so hot half the year that it was nearly impossible to go out during daylight hours. When we could venture out, there wasn’t much in the way of trails, forests, or shady areas. All things that would’ve made it bearable.

That’s why I was so thrilled by the availability of outdoor activities here at the beach. The place that I love, and consider our second home is First Landing State Park. The park takes it’s name from the fact that it’s where the members of the Virginia Company first landed before ultimately settling at Jamestown. From biking along the trails to the cool educational offerings (crabbing, anyone?), we never get bored. My favorite thing to do there, however, is nothing at all. The water (Chesapeake Bay) is calmer than the Atlantic ocean and I can just relax on the shore with the dog while the kids wear themselves out.

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Blerd by the beach with a tiny garden, a bunch of kids, and a sense of humor.
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11 Responses to Love the Place You Live: First Landing

  1. This is so cool! I love the jungle gym made out of branches— it’s like Tom Sawyer’s Island at Disneyland but for real!

  2. Monique says:

    Beautiful post! I love VA 🙂

  3. I can’t wait ’til my kids are all old enough to do this (play around together while I read on the beach), sounds like a perfect day out.

  4. Angela says:

    That place looks fantasgreat and just so peaceful! Wow!
    I hope your babe is feeling better soon!

  5. teresa says:

    Love to see families out enjoying nature- Happy Day- Thanks for sharing

  6. adrienne says:

    Awwwwwwwwwwww great pics!

  7. Sandra says:

    Lovely – something great about getting outdoors as a family. And living near the ocean too…

  8. How neat! History + Nature all wrapped up in a fabulous State Park. Very cool!

  9. Sounds like a wonderful State Park. I love historical sites and even more than that love just wandering and walking along a beach. We went to Chesapeake Bay about ten years ago and loved it.

  10. Just came across this park when looking at Va. State parks to camp in and remembered reading about it here on your blog. I just love, love, love all of your photos on your posts. You take the most gorgeous photos.

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