A Sweet Southern Farmstand

I hope everyone had a fantastic Fourth of July. I am back from a few days visiting in-laws and excited to share the last of my photos from our trip to Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina. If you want to get me excited about something, incorporate great food with a quaint environment.

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Cullipher Farm Market in Virginia Beach is picture perfect. The produce is outstanding. Because we were staying in a hotel, we settled on some fresh peaches and raspberries, but I could really shop here every day.

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My brain was flooded with ideas of all the amazing cooking and baking that could be done with this incredible fresh produce.

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One of the best parts of traveling is stumbling upon some of these roadside gems. We  devoured the fresh, juicy peaches and sweet raspberries in our rental car. Sorry, Hertz.

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Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

One of the musts on our family vacation last week was a visit to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. The facility features a huge variety of fish, turtles, reptiles, and, my favorite, seals and otters.

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The girl loved watching the sting rays and petting the horseshoe crabs and turtle.

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I was so caught up in how adorable the seals and otters were that I completely forget to take a photo, but I did get one of the gorgeous flowers popping up throughout the aquarium grounds.

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The aquarium is beautiful and very kid-friendly.

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A funny komodo.

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Another highlight was the variety of interactive buttons for kids to push. This one caused a volcano to erupt.

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In my book there are few better ways to spend a hot afternoon than in a cool, relaxing aquarium.

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