Well, winter storm Janus was a total blast! It was my first time to visit the beach and it have more SNOW than SAND visible.
I LOVED IT!
We started with a much needed coffee to warm up our insides before the real adventure started!
Virginia Beach oceanfront here we come!!!
The city did a wonderful job clearing the highway (4 inches of snow is a big deal for this resort city).
HELLO ATLANTIC OCEAN!!!
Jog on the Boardwalk anybody???
Atlantic Avenue was way too much fun in the big ole truck. I would never have been a passenger on a trek like this in a non 4X4 vehicle.
Insert disclaimer here: Don’t try this at home!
We decided to eat lunch at one of the Oceanfront restaurants. What a view!
We were able to score TWO days off of school! WOOT WOOT
I love the fact that the Beach Bunnies turned into Snow Bunnies. Well, at least for two days.
How is your winter going?
Talk about fun! Aside from the windburn, sunburn, hordes of people, exhaustion, parking ticket, and pain I had a blast! See….
We made the parade! WOOT WOOT
Is it just me or do parades become a bit redundant??? So we moved on to the Pier and Boardwalk.
This little museum was on the Boardwalk and FREE! We stopped in. The sign totally cracked me up!
We came upon the free sculptures and were super excited to see the international competition mega sculptures. HMMMM- the line was an hour long and we were starving. We settled with the free ones and found some food.
Mr. Neptune himself!
My most favorite Boardwalk sign!!!
Then the aftermath…..
The waves and wind impeded the wonderful regatta and only a few boats were out there. I was bummed.
All in all a great Saturday! A big thanks to my roommate for going with me!
Holy Spirit has been talking to me about transitions as of late. I thought I was going to post this mind blowing, awe inspiring, and totally awesome post Friday. Well… As you can see, that did not happen. It seems Holy Spirit is not ready for me to write this post. BUMMER! This just means that when I do you had better be ready!
I decided to tell you what fun things I have lined up for this wonderful Fall weekend. I am going to venture down to the beach for the Neptune Festival. It was one of my most favorite things to do in the Fall here when I was growing up. I have looked forward to moving back and walking to Boardwalk looking at all the phenomenal sand structures. I don’t think I will make the parade; but, I will make the Regatta. YIPPEEEE!
I can’t wait. Come on coffee kick in!!!
That’s right only $2.00! I went to the farmers market and enjoyed the beach for only $2.00.
I know you are asking how; so, I will fill you in on my secret…. I walked!
I parked four blocks back in the infamous FREE PARKING zone. It beat the horrid fight for a parking spot with the tourists and I did not have to shell out $5.00 once I beat one of them to a spot.
I started my morning by walking around The Old Beach Farmers Market. I fell in love on the spot! What a fun place.
I ran into my friend from typing class, Tonya. She is phenomenal! Just sayin’ She is the owner of a really yummy Vegan and Gluten Free bakery called My Vegan Sweet Tooth. Her GF chocolate chip cookies… TO. DIE. FOR. I had her ship them to me in Texas. Yep, that good.
After some long awaited bonding I huffed it to the beach. This is when I soaked in some much needed vitamin D and my freckles expanded.
I decided to take a walk along the boardwalk towards the Pier. There were plenty of spots open on the sand. I kinda wish I would have packed my beach attire. I really need to invest in a beach tent….
I made it to the Fishing Pier and decided I wanted to venture on it and see what I would stumble upon. It cost me $2.00 and on I went. There were fishermen everywhere and of every make and model. One kid caught a Blue Crab. He let it go and it scurried in the opposite direction. I saw some guys cleaning their fish. Gross and WAY cool all at the same time. It was really a nice relaxing walk. This time I wish I would have brought my book with me. That would have been nice. The waves crashing, the smell of saltwater, and no sand in my bum! The $2.00 was for as long as you wanted to stay on the Fishing Pier.
Such a great deal!
I walked back to my car in a different direction and soaked up more of the culture. I do love that I moved back home.
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