This week was by far one of the most exciting yet! We traveled to Virginia Beach, VA at the beginning of the week and enjoyed a day off! I had never been there, and it was nice to get a little vitamin sea 😉 We ended up parking the truck a block from the famous boardwalk and it definitely got a lot of attention!
After some ocean therapy, we headed to Waynesboro, VA for a few visits! The first place we visited was Camp LIGHT at Creative Works Farm. The summer camp is for children who are underprivileged or have minor disabilities. There weren’t any children there at the time, but we got to check it out and act like kids ourselves! In the middle of the farm, there is a 1950’s themed town with little shops where campers participate in different activities. There was a barber shop, general store, record store, and many more! It reminded me a lot of Disney Land! The founders of the camp, Scott and Cathy, built everything themselves and have many plans to keep building cabins, a zip-line, horse barn, and other fun projects! There are so many interesting and exciting activities that the tater team could have stayed all day! We can’t wait to come back again, this time when the children are there!
After spending a few hours at Camp LIGHT, the #bigidahopotato made it’s way to DAP’S Family Restaurant in Stuarts Draft for round two! We came to DAP’s a year ago, and got so much attention that we had to return. Not to mention, their Idaho Potato French fries are to die for! DAP’S also serves amazing hamburgers and ice cream. We hung out for the rest of the afternoon, and had Idaho Potato decorating for the children who visited! We also had a signature board supporting Camp LIGHT. It was a great visit again and we loved seeing people we had met the year before! I also met a few fans who drove a few hours to come see us, including two former Idahoans!
All around, it was an exciting day seeing old friends and supporting a great cause! After Waynesboro, we drove to Washington D.C. to participate in the National Memorial Day Parade. We have done the parade for a few years now, and it is an event I really look forward to. We arrived a few days early, and were met by Idaho Potato Commissioners Lynn Wilcox and wife Julie, Randy Hardy and wife Karlene, Sue Kennedy from EHY, and Jessica’s Family! We enjoyed a nice dinner with Lynn and Julie who arrived first the same day we did. Once everyone else came the next day, we spent time as a group in the city including a trip to the Spy Museum! It was a fun weekend seeing the city and being tourists! I’ll let Larry tell you all about parade day on Memorial Day 😉 To be continued…
Until next time Potato Peeps!
-Tater Twin Kaylee