It has been a while since the Strange family got a chance to get out and explore Virginia but this week was perfect for it. With four days off and a brand new paycheck to fund our adventures, we set out to find something new.

Not done with trains yet?

My son used to be absolutely obssessed with trains, particularly those of the Thomas franchise. There was not a day that went by without getting out the train set, watching Thomas movies or making a trip to Wal Mart to look at the selection of Thomas trains that waited on the shelves just for him. 

Whose taking your money?

Over the past two or three years, I have read many varying reports about the financial state of American citizens. The percentages change depending on the demographics at the time. The average seems to fall somewhere around 75% to 80% of America are living paycheck to paycheck. 

Who would eat that?

Alright, so I have eaten a lot of weird things in my lifetime. Mostly that is a product of living in the home of a hunter who would kill practically anything in season and feed it to us without first warning us what it is.

We love Sweet Frog

Okay, there are things about Illinois that we miss. That’s a given. Anytime you move somewhere, you are going to start noticing things that you used to have or enjoy that are no longer there.