Tuesday, February 19, 2013

We've Decided to Move...

The Washington, DC suburbs are a pricey place to live. Real Estate takes a big bite out of your budget, and you don't get much of a yard despite how much money it costs. That being said, we've decided to move a bit further out into the countryside where you get more for your money, both in land and house....

What do you think? Pretty nice, huh? The boys sure think so!

The front yard is so big, the boys are just tiny dots!

Here they are guarding the front gate:

It's going to be a BIG job keeping the front and back forty safe from intruders! All eyes are peeled!

Camouflaged for stealthier sentry duty!

The mailman won't make it past this spot......

Of course, I jest! While I would love to have a much larger yard, that house is way too big. Can you imagine keeping it clean? But the hallways would be great for indoor fetch!

Yesterday, being President's Day, meant I had the day off from work. I wanted to walk the boys someplace new, and have some good photo-ops. It was a beautiful, warmish day, so we headed out to Morven Park just outside of Leesburg, Va, and only a short drive away. The house was the home of a wealthy former Virginia governor and is now a National Register Historic Property. It sits on about a 1000 acres of land, and is a combination of historic buildings and an equestrian center. The land is used for steeplechase events and has  large horse jumps scattered throughout the fields. I've even come to the park for an outdoor agility trial a couple of times.

I have a couple more pictures to share from our day, but I'd best save them. Blog fodder is always at a premium so I had better spread them out just a bit ;-)


  1. It does seem a bit big, hee hee. We live in a tiny, tiny house with a tiny, tiny concrete yard that is actually a big yard for where we live. Yet we still have a sky high mortgage, but thats what you get when you live half an hour away from Manhattan

    urban hounds

  2. You had me for a minute! I love taking Finn new places too. Looks like you had a great day!

  3. Yeah, property prices are why I moved to Tennessee! I have almost 5 acres and a 1600plus sq. foot old farmhouse which is 20 minutes from downtown.

  4. Shucks! I felt sure you'd invite me for tea, the next time I come north! But wait, I might never make it past the sentinel!

  5. Oh, you had me going there for a moment! I was thinking I would have to come visit if you lived in such a grand estate. BOL Great photos!

  6. You had us going too and we were thinking what about the cleaning and the heating bill. LOL. Nice looking place. We remember all those little quaint houses in Foggy Bottom. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Oh we are drooling over that yard! We are pretty lucky we run free in our fenced yard, but it's not that big!

  8. Oh you tease! I was going to ask if we could visit and stay over in one of the 100 rooms ;)

  9. Wowza, we thought for a minute we could all come visit with so many bedrooms to share hehe. Our mum says she wouldn't be able to clean so many rooms anyway! Take care mates.
    No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  10. What a wonderful park! I looked at the Web site and the interior of the mansion is exquisite. It would be fun to spend a day exploring this place. The boys look right at home there. :-)

    Susan and Wrigs

  11. Yes, the indoor fetch opportunities would be great - but who wants to clean/pay to heat that place!?

    Great pics!

  12. Too much time would be spent cleaning and not enough with the babies :) Your pups are too cute!!!


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