What to Do About A House Full Of Holiday Guests

For many people who have relatives come in for the holidays, there is an issue of “What do I do with all of these people?”.  Here is a list to answer just that question for families with lots of children or just adults.

Crumb and Get it.
Crumb and Get it is a store in Blacksburg where you can chose mix-Ins for your cookie and select a dough flavor.  They bake it in 10 minutes while you are there.  They deliver on applicable orders.  For more information visit them at 202 S. Main St. or call them at: (540) 443-9944
Adventure world:
Adventure world in Christiansburg has skating, roller blading and laser tag.
NRV Super Bowl and Leisure Lanes Bowling:
Provides great entertainment and healthy competition for all ages.  The hours for the NRV Superbowl in Christiansburg are:  Mon.-Thur. 11:00am – Midnight:  Fri. & Sat.  11:00am – 3:00am & Sun. 1:00pm – Midnight.  For more information call: (540) 382-5525.
Leisure Lanes is in Pulaski. For more information call (540) 980-6721

Rent a Movie: When no one wants to go far, you can always rent a movie and pop some popcorn for an evening in.

Visit the trademark Star in Roanoke:                                                                                                           If the weather is tolerable, you can take a soccer ball to get some exercise and keep everyone warm!
A coffee shop:
Sometimes it is just too cold to go outside.  If that’s the case, check out a local coffee shop for a warm atmosphere and a hot drink.
Ice cream:
If you are more of a cold weather person you can always get ice cream!  The store won’t be busy in the winter and places like Ben and Jerry’s and Coldstone offer the option to mix it up a bit.
The Cascades in Pembroke provides a great energy outlet for kids and a great way to prepare the health nuts for a holiday feast.
Dragon’s Tooth:
This difficult hike begins at The Dragon’s Tooth trailhead which is directly off Virginia 311 west of Catawba.  It is not recommended for inexperienced hikers though it is a wonderful trek.
Mountain Lake:
Send your family to see the “invisible” lake and do some hiking at Wind Rock or in the Virgin Forest.  To get to Mountain Lake: go towards Newport on 460 west from Blacksburg.  Turn right on Rt. 700, Mountain Lake Road.  Follow Rt. 700 for seven miles to Mountain Lake.

About Sarah Polan

Sarah Polan entered New River Community College in the summer of 2008 at age 16 after being homeschooled her entire life. She had already been a member of the Roanoke Times "Edge" staff for two years at that point. Sarah came to New River with the dream of rebuilding the long forgotten school newspaper and with the help and encouragement of Janet Hanks and the IT staff, the online Knight Rider was born. Sarah has served as editor and contributing writer for three semesters and continues to coordinate and produce the e-paper biweekly. She also edits an on-line national publication for the Boy Scouts of America Southern Region Venturing division and will be contributing an article to the nationally published Scouting magazine blog. She has also provided a student blog post to the student organization VA21. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys traveling in search of her dream college which she will transfer to next year.
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