Category Archive: Virginia

Oct 28

The colossal statue of King Neptune on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk

The octopus on the statue base

September of 2005 saw the grand unveiling of an awesome sight on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Where 31st Street intersects Atlantic Avenue, a 34′ tall bronze statue of the famous King Neptune gazes over the city as he emerges from the depths of the sea. Well, OK, he maybe isn’t coming out of the sea …

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Jul 27

Virginia Beach Steak & Shake falls way short in quality of service

As served, very thin patties, no lettuce, tomato or onion

We were very disappointed with our stop at the Steak and Shake at 1676 General Booth Blvd.in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Sher and I were with our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter looking for a place to grab a bite of lunch. Normally we enjoy Steak and Shake. This restaurant fell far short of the usual good …

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Jul 23

Fun at Virginia Beach beaches

The pelicans flew by for us to see

Sometimes the weather conditions can be a little rough for enjoying the boardwalk and beaches at Virginia Beach. However the city has added features to the beach scene that provide families the opportunity to use the beach even on cool and blustery days. There have been many additions to the beach since our last visit. …

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Jul 19

Virginia Beach Virginia KOA is nearly a perfect campground

Convenient covered bus stop: runs all day every 20 minutes

The KOA at Virginia Beach provided Sher and I a perfect place to stay and share with our family over the past July 4th holiday weekend. I was pleased that we were able to get a spot over the holiday, and doubly pleased with the location of our camping space.  We were placed in a …

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Jun 29

Enjoying Virginia Beach and Norfolk

Sher and I are enjoying our visit to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. We have spent some time with or son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. We have also been out some doing the “tourist” type stuff as well. We are looking forward to taking a dolphin watching cruise to see these beautiful creatures in the wild. …

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Jun 29

Hampton Roads Area

Today we are in Norfolk, Virginia. We are heading to a KOA campground in Virginia Beach tomorrow. We are visiting our son and his family, having lots of fun.

Jun 19

Civil War Trails stop

Our rig parked on the site with cannons off to the left.

The signs on I-295 near Richmond, Virginia listed EXIT 34 as the way to Cold Harbor Battlefield. I decided to hop off the road and see how far this was. The first road east of the interstate had signs showing the direction of the Battle of Gaines Mill. As I have been a Civil War …

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Jun 17

Tom’s Cove Park on Chincoteague Island, Virginia

The large swimming pool

Tom’s Cove Park is one of two large RV parks on Chincoteague Island on Virginia’s Atlantic shore. The RV park was our stopping point for a couple of days during our jaunt up and down the Delmarva Penninsula. The park is easy to get to, just turn left on the main street when you cross …

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Jun 14

Chincoteague Island

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Chincoteague Island on Virginia’s eastern shore is a unique dab of land that features a large National Wildlife Refuge, some pretty beaches, and is known for the herd of wild ponies that roams the open spaces. There are lots of “touristy” type things to do, including a lot of tour boats that will take you out …

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Jun 11

A close encounter of the buzzard kind

These guys have a 5 to 6 foot wingspan

On our way to Chincoteague Island the other day we had an interesting wildlife viewing. We were on Highway 13 heading north out of Cape Charles, Virginia on the Delmarva Penninsula. I noticed a buzzard (actually the correct name is turkey vulture) soaring over the road. He was big like the one in the picture …

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