Roaming Roanoke

Roaming Roanoke: Mill Mountain Zoo

This week’s Roaming Roanoke destination is Mill Mountain Zoo! You might remember we tried to go to Mill Mountain Zoo on Labor Day weekend but did not get inside before it was full-capacity. We finally made it back this past weekend! My middle child’s birthday was on Saturday. She turned the big 5! She asked…
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Roaming Roanoke: Salem Fair Food Funday

This week’s Roaming Roanoke destination is an event – the Salem Fair Food Funday! As everyone knows and experienced, many festivals and events were canceled this year due to the Covid pandemic. One large event in our area, the Salem Fair, was no exception. The Salem Fair is normally considered the largest fair in Virginia!…
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Roaming Roanoke: Jeter Farm

This week’s Roaming Roanoke destination is a fall favorite – Jeter Farm! It is October! That means pumpkins and fall festivals! Pumpkin spice drinks, food, and products abound this time of year but going to a pumpkin patch and enjoying fall activities really make it feel like autumn! This past weekend, the weather was PERFECT…
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Roaming Roanoke: Green Hill Park

This week’s Roaming Roanoke destination is a park – Green Hill Park in Roanoke County! School is back in session and we are adjusting back to a schedule after being home for six months due to the Covid pandemic. When school was out on Friday, my oldest child said he only wanted to play over…
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Roaming Roanoke: Mill Mountain and Blue Cow Ice Cream

This blog edition features two places – Mill Mountain and Blue Cow Ice Cream! This blog is also about how plans change and you have to roll with it! On Labor Day weekend, we set out to go to the Mill Mountain Zoo. We have not been there yet and my kids have wanted to…
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Roaming Roanoke: The Sunflower Festival

This week’s blogging destination is an event – the Sunflower Festival at Beaver Dam Farm! The calendar is halfway through September and that means FALL! What is a better way to start fall than with a Sunflower Festival!? We went to the Sunflower Festival at Beaver Dam Farm for the first time last year! It…
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Roaming Roanoke: The Roanoke Star

This week’s blogging destination is a Roanoke iconic landmark – the Roanoke Star! Roanoke is nicknamed the Star City and the illuminated star is perched high over the city on Mill Mountain. It’s something you cannot miss in both day or night while driving around downtown and the surrounding area.  The Roanoke Star was one…
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Roaming Roanoke: Virginia Museum of Transportation

This week’s blogging destination is one of my son’s favorite places, the Virginia Museum of Transportation! My son LOVES trains! We went to the Virginia Museum of Transportation before we even found a place to live here. We have been to the Virginia Museum of Transportation many times in our almost two years living in…
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Roaming Roanoke: Glazed Bisque-It

This week’s Roaming Roanoke destination is Glazed Bisque-It!  My first introduction to Glazed-Bisque-It was in December. I took my two daughters to “Clara’s Tea Party” with the Southwest Virginia Ballet.  One of the activities was painting a ballet slipper ornament to bring home. My four-year-old loved it! The ornament had a special place on our…
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Roaming Roanoke: Salem Drive-In Movies!

Welcome back to Roaming Roanoke! This week’s blogging destination is an event – the Salem Parks and Recreation drive-in movie at the Salem Red Sox stadium! When we lived in Kentucky, we took our young kids to the drive-in movies. It was the perfect place to watch a movie with children because they don’t have…
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