Our stay in Virginia Beach has been tenuous. We decided to stop in Virginia Beach to give us time to catch up on chores, minor repairs and relax. We found a nice RV park on the peninsula with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Back Bay on the other. As you can see from the pictures, we had a fantastic site that has a large grassy area and put us right on the Back Bay. As I explained before, when we arrived a storm was brewing. The wind was vicious and gusts were over 50 mph. The rain was blown vertical and pelted our motorhome like tiny BBs. The road behind our site flooded. Once the storm passed, we had a couple hours of good weather but without the wind, a million flying gnat- like creatures appeared. They filled the air with gray clouds. Every time we opened the RV door, it was a battle against the wind, rain or bugs. Not to mention the gazillion spiders that spun their webs - in record speed - across every pathway, doorway or wherever you intend on walking. Beach living here….definitely comes with a price. But, as always…..it is all part of the adventure!!
Despite the inconveniences, we've made the most of our stay. The infamous Virginia Beach Neptune Festival persevered through the wind and rain this past weekend. During a bout of good weather, we walked the boardwalk until Gretchen threatened to stop and make us carry her. The entire 32 block boardwalk was lined with vendors selling their handmade art, handcrafted goods and street fair delicacies (funnel cakes, lemonade etc.). There was a lot of very cool and creative stuff to check out. The vendors were from all over the United States.
We also spent a couple hours in our boat traveling the Back Bay waterways. Our boat has given our adventures a whole other dimension. We don’t fish and it doesn’t go fast….but we can tour the sights on the water, have a picnic lunch and think about our next adventure.
Our next stop is North Carolina. We will be sticking to the coastal route as we head toward Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In a couple weeks, we will be meeting our boys - David, Alex and David’s fiancée, Sara there. We have missed them and we are thrilled that they could have a mini vacation with us.