The end of the trip ( or I fell off the Earth before I wrapped things up)

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


View from my chair 


Beckett was pretty much in the water the entire time we were at the beach from the night we arrived until we left 2 days later.


He just jumped waves, rode waves and crashed into waves. John and I went out with him but we needed breaks. He came out to eat and play a game of scrabble. Once. 


Thankfully there were showers to get the worst of the sand off. It got EVERYWHERE! 


Birthday boy! 


A nice touch 😀

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.


Yes, there are horses EVERYWHERE! 


And poop! 

Also NASA 🌜⭐️🚀


We were actually at a National Park on the day of its birthday 🎂🎉 #winning


Next year Canada’s National Parks celebrate 150 years! Everyone should try to get to one in 2017 #futuregoals

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) 


Our happy hour ( l’heure l’apéro) looks like this


Crab chips and Japanese soda

And scrabble 


Thank you, as always, to John, our amazing trip planner and driver ( when we are in North America) for another epic summer adventure. 

What will 2017 bring 🤔

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2 thoughts on “The end of the trip ( or I fell off the Earth before I wrapped things up)

    1. Michelle, it was crazy, they are everywhere! When we first drove into the park they were off in the distance and we were all ooh, look there they are! Then we see them right by the side of the road. When we got to the beach we had to step around them to get anywhere 😂

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