Blog Posts tagged in "Washington, D.C."

The Village at Shirlington is a place you can eat indoors or dine outdoors, walk the lovely little streets, shop at a boutique, and have a cup of coffee. You can catch a movie at the movie theater that shows second run films. Shop at the grocery store, fill a prescription at the drug store, or borrow a book from the Shirlington Branch Library. If you choose to live in Shirlington you can walk to all of these amenities. There are ample condos and townhouses to choose from for housing in Shirlington. This would be an ideal place for someone who is single, married without children, or a geograph... read more

Virginia is known for showcasing all four seasons beautifully. You can enjoy the blooming flowers in the spring, the summer sun on the river, and even some snow come winter. However, nothing beats fall in Virginia. Leaves begin changing in September and by October, the skyline are absolutely breathtaking. Taking a drive down Blue Ridge parkway should be on everyone’s bucket list. Another thing on every Virginia bucket list should be to go wine tasting. Virginia’s wine scene is one of the most up and coming, with over 229 wineries and vineyards to date. Many of these wineries are nestled right... read more

Strike Zone @ Fort Belvoir Bowling Center Fort Belvoir Army Post has a fantastic bowling alley. It's bowling fun for all ages! We love to take our family here for a few hours of bowling or to meet up with friends for a 'bowling play date' with the kids. Either way we always have fun. *REMEMBER SOCKS!* Fort Belvoir is friendly for kids, families, adults, and the finances! During the summer all military children bowl 1 game per day for FREE! $3 shoe rentals Fort Belvoir always has specials going on. Check out Fort Belvoir Bowling Center's website for the daily and monthly specials. Fort Belvoi... read more

Are you stationed in or around Washington DC? Are you already a runner? Are you looking to try a new idea and train for your first 5K? Washington DC is full of races for beginner and advanced runners alike! In January, I was tired of my old walking routine. I couldn't think about getting on the elliptical again. I was ready to try something new. It seemed like everyone in DC was running and it was time I gave it a try. I have never been a runner. I couldn't run 1 block. A fellow military spouse and I started training for a 5K. In April, we ran our 5K, my first! It was so much fun! (Yes I can'... read more

One of the most difficult things about PCSing to the Washington DC area is trying to figure out if you want to live in Northern Virginia (NoVa), Maryland, or in DC. For many military families, choosing a good school system is their number one factor when choosing where to live. I've always wondered .....What's all the talk about? Why is this such a good school district? Which areas and towns are aligned to Fairfax County Schools? I. Pros and cons of Fairfax County Schools 1. Positives of Fairfax County Schools High Achieving Kids - Most kids are high achieving so your child is constantly surr... read more