For Hippo's Memorial Day trip, we traveled to West Virginia. He's gotten very good at packing all the essentials for a few days on the road, in the wilderness, and relaxing at hotels.
Speaking of hotels, there aren't many in West Virginia. So we chose the neat old town of Staunton, Virginia as a base camp.
Downtown Staunton still has a functioning train station and lots of neat shops and restaurants nearby.
Staunton was also home to President Woodrow Wilson.
Grumpie Duckie stayed home for the weekend, but Hippo packed their finger puppets so they could continue to play while he was away.
We went for scenic drives in the mountains of West Virginia, although most of the scenery was clouds and rain. Still, we enjoyed hikes through the soggy outdoors to see bogs and waterfalls.