Category Archives: Events & Festivals

These family field trips were events or festivals that may be recurring or may have been a one-time event.

WWII Airplanes


Arsenal of Democracy, WWII flyover – as seen in Western Loudoun as the airplanes formed a holding pattern waiting their turn to head down the Potomac to the big event.   I joined in the excitement along with much of the town as we ventured outside from 11:30 to about 12:40 to watch the airplanes...

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Loudoun County Fair: Looking Back


Today we visited the Loudoun County Fair to see a friend who was exhibiting a calf in the Dairy Show.  Tonight we plan to head back when the carnival opens for our yearly ritual of twirls and bumper cars and too-expensive games and smiles and squeals and getting squished on the scrambler… yep – nothing...

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Fireworks Fun!


Two posts in one day!  Well… can’t let the 4th end without at least a few fireworks pictures.  We went to the show at Franklin Park this year for the very first time.  We had no idea what to expect really as we set ourselves in the back of the pickup truck and hoped we...

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Summer Reading Program – Loudoun


Yesterday’s big activity of the day was a trip to our local public library to sign up for the summer reading program (ages 6 – 11).  This will be our third year participating.  Each school in Loudoun encourages students to sign up and the school with the highest percentage of participants completing the program gets...

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Student Artwork on Exhibit

I’m toying with the idea of posting a photo a day this summer… not sure I’m ready to commit.  But I certainly would like to start sharing a bit more now that we’re planning to be out and about for summer.  Last year I put forth that I would be exploring the region with my...

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