Before my niece got married to someone from Virginia, that state was never in my radar of places to see. I most likely asked the question, “What’s in Virginia?”
We’ve only been here for three days now, well actually this is going to be my fourth, and we are falling in love with the state. From the plane as we got ready to land, I could see the many water tributaries in Norfolk. I get excited seeing so many bodies of water – rivers and lakes, the Atlantic. I love coastal towns and cities.
My research online does not do the state justice. We went yesterday to the boardwalk in Virginia Beach and it is fun and exciting. Very touristy but they had several bands playing in different areas of the strip and they are free! The main strip is occupied by hotels and motels and stores selling cheap souvenirs. The restaurants are a mix of national chains like iHop and upscale ones like Catch 31.
There is something for everyone, whatever type of person you are.
We also went to see the Nauticus but we got there with only an hour to spare so we saw only the free exhibits. But if you are a navy buff, give yourself a couple of hours because they close at 5 pm everyday.
When I saw myrtle flowers, I know their weather is milder than Chicago. I love that they have so many trees – pines which I have not seen in the Midwest, straight shooting up to the sky so their woody areas are less dense than what I see in Illinois.
There are still many places to explore and am loving it.
365 Project: Day 221