An Off-the-Grid Adventure in West Virginia

If you had told this city girl that she would be spending her 4th of July weekend in a cabin, off-the-grid, in West Virginia, and actually enjoyed it, I would have laughed.


I’ve never been much for the great outdoors, but between marrying a born and bred Coloradan, to being born into a naturally adventure-loving family, I should have known I would eventually, at some point, (kicking and screaming!) be dragged to West Virginia.



This past weekend, my family and I packed up and drove two and a half hours to enjoy hours of swimming, pinochle-playing, and s’more roasting in Lost River State Park, West Virginia.

Perhaps the most fun part of the entire adventure was the horseback ride we took through the rolling hills and the seemingly endless hike we took to see a beautiful overlook.


One of the things people forget about life in the District is its proximity to a variety of vacation spots. Just five hours drive (four hours train ride) from New York City, a couple of hours away from the woodlands of West Virginia, and a mere two to three hours to the beaches of Maryland and Delaware, Washington, D.C. is close to almost any kind of vacation.

At Liv in the District, I’m looking forward to giving you a glimpse into the variety of vacations that can be had in the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) area, as well as take you to those far-off destinations I get to travel to for work. Just another facet of life in D.C.


Cheers loves,


“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” ~ Colossians 3:12-14

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