For this edition of Roaming Roanoke, we got outside and enjoyed the weather while learning some local history at the Booker T. Washington National Monument! The weather has been gorgeous! It’s almost like we went from winter straight to summer, and i am okay with that. Now, we can visit outdoor places and enjoy all…

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For this edition of Roaming Roanoke, we visited the Skate Center of the Roanoke Valley! It is spring but this weather is warm and cold (hello Dogwood Winter) and pollen is flying everywhere (and sneezes)! When the weather is like this, it is great that we have so many indoor options for fun! The Skate…

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For this edition of Roaming Roanoke, we are doing something a little different. I usually write about places and events after we visit. However, this time, we are talking about an event before it happens – The Roanoke Valley Family Expo & Camp Fair! This way, you can know everything about it and attend on…

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For this edition of Roaming Roanoke, we took a trip to the Homestead Creamery! I love ice cream! I always have loved ice cream and apparently I am passing this trait on to my kids because all three of them love ice cream too! Now that it is finally warm outside, it is fun to…

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For this edition of Roaming Roanoke, we checked out a new business in town – Chris’s Coffee & Custard! Chris’s Coffee and Custard recently opened in Roanoke. The slogan is “Where hot coffee meets cool friends” and this is definitely a cool place to meet friends! This is not just any new restaurant. Chris’s focuses…

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This week’s edition of Roaming Roanoke goes outdoors to get ready for spring weather! The weather the past few days has been fantastic! It has been so nice to go outside in the sunshine and wear short sleeves! As soon as the weather warmed up and the sun came out, all we wanted to do…

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This week’s Roaming Roanoke edition is celebrating with the Salem YMCA! It reached its 25th anniversary last week! The YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge has several locations and serves thousands of families with fitness options, child care, youth sports and dance, and so much more! Each location provides so much for individuals and families! We…

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This edition of Roaming Roanoke celebrates the sunshine this week and a visit to Whispering Pines Park in Roanoke County! My kids and I love playing in the snow, but after days (maybe weeks?) of snow, rain, cold, or cloudy days, we were so happy to have sunshine and temperatures warm enough to go outside…

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This edition of Roaming Roanoke is back to food! We are talking about Mama Crockett’s Cider Donuts! With all of the snow, rain, and cold temperatures lately, it has limited our ability to go out and do fun activities. However, getting food is always an option! Luckily, the Roanoke Valley has so many unique options!…

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Roanoke was a national trending topic on Twitter this week and it was not for this Roaming Roanoke blog. The tweetstorm centered around a 1970 clip of The Dating Game show where Karen Carpenter and her selected date won a trip to Roanoke with a stay in Hotel Roanoke. This clip led to A LOT…

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