My husband and I have been keeping ourselves busy the past couple of weekends. We’re trying to make the most of our final weekends of summer together because he leaves for Arizona again in just a couple weeks.
When we visited Colonial Williamsburg, the concierge suggested that we try camping at Lake Anna because there are cabins and swimming. I’m realizing that a lot of the parks around here don’t have any swimming holes — and my husband and I love to go swimming! Lake Anna has camping cabins and full modern cabins too (the kind with rooms and bathrooms). We decided to try a camping cabin because it pretty much is the legit camping experience without having to pitch the tent.
I have to say, it was a fun experience!
We were actually pleasantly surprised that the inside of the cabin had bunk beds, a sizable table and electricity. Honestly, I thought it was just going to be a shelter, so we brought an air mattress and chairs. We spent the majority of Saturday at the beach area of the lake. The temperature was perfect and we fired up our grill area and cooked some burgers and hot dogs that evening.
Last weekend, we decided to use the Six Flags tickets given to us by an AMAZING organization, Operation Homefront. If you don’t know about them already, check them out! They offer some great stuff for military members and their families.
Anyway, my husband has NEVER been to a theme park nor has ridden a roller coaster (I know…crazy, huh?!). Growing up, my family always had season passes to the Six Flags in Texas. It’s a fun way to spend the day together. I have to say, I’m a fan of Six Flags America. The lines weren’t as bad as Great Adventure on a Sunday during the summer. We didn’t wait more than 10 minutes on a line, plus the water park is FREE (included in general admission). After we rode all the rides we wanted to in the main park, we went to the water park. By far the scariest ride we rode was the Bonzai Piplines. It’s a vertical drop down a water slide. Literally, my knees were shaking as I was standing up. It was insane.