Many of you know that my hubby and I took off for a week to celebrate our 25th anniversary and just relax. The body is meant to be recharged and this trip did the trick. We actually travelled 1400 miles by car and enjoyed the landscape and the history along the way. Our first night was in Front Royal, Virginia but we stopped in historic Winchester, Virginia first. This quaint town was warm and charming and we took in the sights (Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters, the confederate cemetery and even Patsy Cline's house). If you live in the US and you don't know who Patsy Cline was, then I just don't know what to say to you!!!
The next morning we entered the Shenandoah National Park to drive the 105 mile long Skyline Drive. There were 75 turnouts for beautiful views down to the Shenandoah Valley.
Peaceful and restful already.
From here we travelled on to Richmond, Virginia with a stopover in Waynesboro, Virginia to see the new gallery of one of my favorite painters, P Buckley Moss. The next morning it was on to Virginia Beach, Virginia, where we have vacationed several times in the past. We even got chased out by a hurricane one time when we were here! Here is a view from our balcony.
I loved that balcony. Sunrise in the morning and fly overs of fighter jets and the Blue Angels practicing for the weekend air show. Spectacular!
We went to the aquarium. My two favorite things....the sting ray petting and the feeding of the sea turtles.
Felt a little guilty at dinner that night after going to the aquarium but we found that our favorite restaurant from our last visit 10 years ago was still open. Steamed crab legs, oysters, clams and shrimp...oh, my!! As good as I remembered.
Even the gull is reflecting...
Always time for one lighthouse. And souvenirs to bring home....
Just thought I'd share.....