It was a short drive for us to relocate to Northern Virginia to continue our visit with Valerie’s sisters. Here we parked at Bull Run Regional Park, a large community park with huge open areas, large picnic pavilions, a waterpark and a nice wooded campground. It is located in Centreville, VA, just off I-66 about 30-40 minutes west of Washington, DC.
College Park is located very conveniently where I95 meets I495 (“The Beltway”) on the north side of Washington, DC. For those wishing to visit our nation’s capital city the Cherry Hill Park campground provides a close by place to call home. Directly from the park you can take a city bus to the nearest Metro station. Our purpose for stopping here was primarily to visit Valerie’s sisters. Cyndie lives in Germantown, MD, and Jenni lives in Arlington, VA.
This stop put us in the upper central Delmarva peninsula. If you’re not familiar with this name, it is a peninsula that includes pieces of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Delaware has the east side with the Delaware River and Delaware Bay separating it from New Jersey. Maryland occupies the west side with the Chesapeake Bay alongside and Virginia snagged a piece of the southern tip. From here we made day trips to Dover, DE, St. Michael’s, MD, and Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Valerie and her sisters had not all been together for Christmas (pics) in several years. This year they all managed to meet in Maryland at Cyndie’s home. In addition, Mom made the trip to the East coast to spend Christmas with Jenni and Cyndie so the whole family was together.
We started the day with a hearty Christmas breakfast and finished with a great dinner and a game of left, center, right. We really appreciate the effort Cyndie and Jenni put into making a nice Christmas breakfast and dinner.