Ah, Richmond on NASCAR weekend, what’s a car-bored girl to do? Turns out that for the past ten years a great alternative event has been taking place about 30 minutes west of the city The South African Food and Wine Festival is the brainchild of the folks at Greyhaven Winery, one of the many vineyards […]Read more "EVENT REVIEW: 2015 SOUTH AFRICAN FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL"
Because I promised to share this story one day… NOTE: This article was originally written in 2010 for inclusion in the historical records of my then National Guard unit. I was a newly minted (and anciently cynical, having spent a number of years in the NCO corps) Medical Officer whose first assignment from the BC […]Read more "Adventures in a Tajik Whorehouse"
It’s been suggested that I may have a bit of a Colonial Williamsburg problem. Living only an hour away, I have an annual pass most years and find that it combines nicely with several other events that I attend regularly in the region. Christmas there is an extended family tradition and I just find that […]Read more "Travel Review – Colonial Williamsburg, RevQuest 2015"
I suppose it’s about time for my much delayed review of last month’s April’s Texas adventures. Things have been a bit weird in Chez Jane this month for ages now, but I really have no excuse for not putting this together sooner besides inertia. Ah, the power of procrastination. I’ve had this review 80% complete […]Read more "Tween-Fest 2015"
The Virginia Renaissance Faire (VARF) is a fabulous family-oriented festival, now in its 14th season. The “little faire that could” has grown from a small traveling show to a spring mainstay at Lake Anna Winery in Spotsylvania, where they now draw upwards of 20,000 patrons over their 5 week run. The first thing you will […]Read more "Event Review-Virginia Renaissance Faire 2015"
For those who think this is outside my blog’s purview, I want to point out that it is technically about travel. I might not have traveled far, but, if you count shanks mare, it even involves two different modes of transportation. So there. I need to get my butt in gear and make some desperately […]Read more "Galaxy Jane Cruises On Rollerblades: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Skinned Knees"
The Church Hill Irish Festival just wrapped up its 30th year in Richmond, Virginia and is holding its own in a city that seems to have a food or cultural festival for every week of the year. Usually held the weekend after Saint Patrick’s Day, it has grown from a small fundraiser for the local […]Read more "Event Review: Church Hill Irish Festival – March 21-22, 2015"
On the evening of January 23rd, 2015, round about 6PM, I settled myself in for 24 butt-numbing hours of things man was not meant to wot of. Yes my friend, can your heart stand the shocking facts of…B-FEST 2015? What is a B-Fest, one might (legitimately) ask? It’s an annual 24 hour celebration of all […]Read more "B-Fest 2015 – Crap Happens"
So we got offered an excellent (for Great Wolf) deal on a loft suite as part of a homeschool group booking. We were very excited to finally be able to take the kids and saved it as a surprise for them during the gloomy (and as it turned out, unusually frigid and snowy) days of […]Read more "Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg, VA February 16-19, 2015"
Without further ado, here’s my (as always, long-winded and parenthetical) travelogue and review of our recent trip. Six people on a 10 day adventure, traveling by planes, trains and automobiles, in a very large circle that took us from Virginia, to New York, over the Atlantic Ocean, to the islands of the Eastern Caribbean, on […]Read more "CRUISE REVIEW – CARNIVAL SPLENDOR, NYC – SAN JUAN, OCT 24th – NOV 1st, 2014"