Sunday, January 11, 2015

Virginia Beach

A few years back, we took a quick road trip with our friends to Virginia Beach over President's Day weekend.  We really lucked out with the weather and got a much needed break from the cold and snow.
glorious VA beach
meanwhile... in Ohio
We stayed at the Hilton right on the beach.  We lucked out again with a room upgrade with an awesome ocean front view.

cocktail hour upon arrival

Virginia Beach has a really nice bike path and boardwalk.
taken from our balcony
Here is VA Beach's statue of Neptune (or Poseidon, if you prefer the Greek name).
also taken from our balcony.  I swear, we left the room occasionally.

We've noticed on a lot of our vacations, there is often a statue of Neptune somewhere.  It's become a Where's Waldo type thing whenever we travel.

More highlights...
an afternoon visit to the aquarium
dipping our toes in the chilly ocean
Of course we had to go on a whale watching tour.
whale tail making a splash
It was a little brisk out on the water.

Another highlight was having cocktails at the beach-side fire pit tables.    (Our pictures didn't capture the awesomeness, so here's the promo picture):
photo credit: from VA Beach Hilton's website
Incidentally, this is what inspired Nate to find a fire table for our deck.
Racz firepit, an homage to VA Beach
Just a quick trip, but it gave a much needed boost to our winter weary souls.

Here's the VA Beach painting I just did this afternoon:
7" x 5" x 0.5" acrylic on canvas

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