Category Archive: Things to see and do

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 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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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 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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Jun 09

Virginia’s Eastern Shore aka southern Delmarva

Our coach parked at a "Scenic viewpoint" on Fishermans Island National Wildlife Preserve just at landfall from the CBBT

Today we headed north from Virginia Beach across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnels to what is called the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The spit of land that forms the east side of Chesapeake Bay is also called Delmarva because it is made up of portions of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. The Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel was …

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Jun 09

Hit the Virginia Beach beach

Surf was too high here to swim

We made a quick trip to the Coatan Beach south of the main drag next to the boardwalk. The surf was so heavy here that no swimming was allowed, only surfing. Swimming was allowed further north up the shore line. We also drove up the strip and were surprised at all of the new stores …

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Jun 06

Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chesapeake

A couple of "Tall Ships" in the Norfolk Harbor

Today we drove around the area going to some yard sales. We had good luck finding things that will sell at some of our shows later this summer. We also had a great time driving around the Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our son drove us so Sher and I could sit back and enjoy the …

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