Roaming Roanoke

Roaming Roanoke: Little Green Hive

For this edition of Roaming Roanoke, we visited a popular coffee and smoothie bar – Little Green HIve! It is hard to believe that summer is winding down! Some are already back in school and others will go back soon! I feel like my kids just got out of school and we still have months…
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Roaming Roanoke: Mommy Time

For this edition of Roaming Roanoke, we visited a popular place – Mommytime Indoor Playground at Tanglewood Mall! We love going to playgrounds! We visit a lot of playgrounds in the summer but sometimes it is either too hot or rainy to spend quality time at a playground. This is where Mommytime Indoor Playground comes…
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Roaming Roanoke: Salem Ice Cream Parlor

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! It’s a cliche cheer but oh so true this time of the year! For this edition of Roaming Roanoke, we visited the Salem Ice Cream Parlor! I love ice cream 365 days a year. It doesn’t matter what season or outdoor temperature, I will always…
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Roaming Roanoke: Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

For this edition of Roaming Roanoke, in honor of Independence Day, we visited Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest! Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence! It was adopted on July 4th, 1776. Jefferson, the nation’s third president, has an extensive history in Virginia where he lived, worked, and governed for much of his life. While Monticello…
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Roaming Roanoke – Mill Mountain Zoo at the Library

For this edition of Roaming Roanoke, we combined two fun things – Mill Mountain Zoo animals and the library! Mill Mountain Zoo is bringing some animals to the libraries this summer! We love visiting libraries and there are so many nice ones in our area! You can’t really go wrong choosing whichever one to visit!…
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Roaming Roanoke: National D-Day Memorial

For this edition of Roaming Roanoke we visited a site dedicated to history and memorial to those who gave all – the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.  My paternal grandfather was on the first wave onto Utah Beach on D-Day, June 6th, 1944. He survived. He died when I was a baby so I never…
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Roaming Roanoke: The Dilly Dally

For this edition of Roaming Roanoke, we visited a popular spot in Salem on its first anniversary – The Dilly Dally! The Dilly Dally is just what it is called – a place where you can dilly dally during your day! The Dilly Dally is a neighborhood store where you can shop, eat from the…
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Roaming Roanoke: The Jefferson Center

This edition of Roaming Roanoke visits a cultural icon in the region – The Jefferson Center in Roanoke! My older daughter has taken dance lessons at the YMCA for two years. Due to Covid regulations, most of the performances were small. Now that restrictions are slowly being lifted, the spring YMCA dance recital was held…
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Roaming Roanoke: Melody Makers

For this edition of Roaming Roanoke we are talking about a fun place for preschoolers and other family members to play and learn – Melody Makers! My youngest child is two years old and LOVES to sing and dance. Every time she hears music, whether on the radio, on television (commercial jingles can break her…
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Roaming Roanoke: The Strawberry Festival

This edition of Roaming Roanoke goes to a very popular festival in the region – the Strawberry Festival! Spring is in full swing and that means the beginning of festival season! After many festivals were canceled or postponed last year due to the Covid pandemic, we are ready for them to return! The Community School…
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