The end of the trip was a bit of a whirl wind; driving, arriving, enjoying and then moving on. Not a lot of wifi and truthfully, not a lot of hanging out where the wifi was, therefore not a lot of blogging.
We went to Virginia Beach after Colonial Williamsburg. Once upon a time it was going to be a 1 night stay and we were going to be there on John’s birthday, so we talked about staying outside our usual budget to celebrate. After thinking a bit, we decided to stay an extra night to get a bit more beach time and booked at Comfort Inn and Suites.
So GLAD we did!
The hotel was great, amazing breakfast included, easily accommodated our request to stay an additional, additional day ( 3 nights instead of 2) , our end of the beach was WAY calmer, less crowded and closer to AMAZING coffee place! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
View from our room
John’s birthday dinner was at Tautog, a restaurant in an old cottage. If you are ever in Virginia Beach, you should totally go, for the food and the atmosphere!
There was a bit of a wait to get in ( reservations for large groups only) but there was an arcade around the corner for B and J to play video games from the 80’s and I always have a book #everyoneishappy
The extra day at the beach was amazing! After the heat and non-stop sightseeing of Washington, serious hiking in Shenandoah NP and going back in time in Colonial Williamsburg, it was glorious to be on a beach, by the water and just doing nothing. Sometimes I think I made an error not living by water in my life, but I guess it just makes it more spectacular when I get to spend time near it.
Then we headed to Chincoteague/Assateague ( last real stop on our trip) . This has been on John’s bucket list since he read about it in World magazine way back when.
Also NASA 🌜⭐️🚀
We stayed at Pokemoke River State Park ( in between the 2 National Parks, sort of) because they have showers and real bathrooms ( I am too old for pit toilets)
What will 2017 bring 🤔