March 7, 2009

Virginia Beach, Va.

Virginia Beach., originally uploaded by iMachias.

Earl knew that we were going somewhere after work last night but he didn’t know where. I gave him a basic idea of what types of clothes to pack and what he needed to bring. The cat was watered, fed and instructed not to have any wild parties over the weekend and before you know it we were in the Jeep and off on another “ride”.

I’ve been contemplating this trip all week. I had a few promises I made myself before embarking: the weather must be sunny and over 70 degrees at our destination and it had to be no more than a ten hour drive (one way).

As I type this blog entry, Earl is busy watching Family Guy on his MacBook Pro where someone was apparently injected with the “gay gene” and he sung the word “guilty” for a very long time.

But I digress.

Anyway, Earl and I are currently in Virginia Beach. We are only here for the afternoon and evening, as we need to leave tomorrow morning so we make it back home at a decent hour tomorrow night. We had no hotel reservations or plans on what we were doing, we let the Universe decide that for us.

We ended up at the Sheraton on the top floor with a “partial ocean view”. I didn’t think we would be able to see the entire ocean from the 11th floor of a hotel in Virginia Beach so we are not disappointed. We have a beautiful view up the beach and with windows on two sides of our suite I can also watch the airlines land at the nearby airport pretty up close and personal.

An Airbus A320 just flew over. I’m going to have to get a picture before it gets dark.

As I mentioned in the previous entry, last night Earl and I drove five hours and made it to Christiana, Del. (between Wilmington and Newark) where we left I-95 and headed down Route 1 towards “Beaches”. From there we jumped onto US 13 and headed down the Delmarva Peninsula and across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel before getting into Virginia Beach a half an hour later.

It has been in the high 70s, sunny and quite pleasant this afternoon. Tonight we are going to do some more strolling and the tourist thing a bit. We might possibly go out for a drink but since I don’t drink anymore I’ll stick to bottled water.

By the way, tots at Sonic whilst quite unhealthy is an excellent breakfast food.