We took another short road trip; this time to Virginia Beach.
Oh, the beach. There is nothing like it, right?
We stayed with a very dear friend in one of those older, really classic and classy houses.
It actually was not stormy as it appears here, just a perfect overcast to cut the intense sun.
Dinner is served. Fresh, local crabmeat salad, corn and butter beans: what could be better?
A visit to Fort Story:
And, of course, the post would not be complete without some flowers!
Trumpet Vine was everywhere.
And the beautiful and colorful Rosa Rugosa
In addition to staying with our friend, we had dinner with a cousin of mine and her husband. It had been….are you ready… 40 years since we saw each other. Yes indeed, time flies. I had never met her husband. And oh, what fun we had. It was one of those joyous tell-me-everything-about-you evenings! What delightful people (are you reading this A and T?) We will certainly see them again.
Happy weekend to everyone.
You are right, there is nothing like the beach. My favorite is an early morning walk to see the sunrise. Glad you had such a lovely trip.
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What a wonderful getaway, and how nice to get caught up with your cousin. I have some lovely cousins I’d enjoy seeing too. It’s been many years! I can’t wait to get back to the beach. It’s been two years since we’ve been — crazy!
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Claudia: I’m sitting here thinking how I would love to be back there…but oh my, the beach is SO hot when the weather is this hot! It’s a long long walk down to the water! But yes, it is such a relaxing lifestyle and makes for a perfect break. Do try and get back soon. Maybe a short vacation this end of summer?
What fun, catching up with friends & cousins is always fun. And a t the beach no less, although you know I’m a mountain girl, the warm sunny beach is OK with me.
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Cyndi: Finally responding here! It was really a treat to see my cousin after ALL these years; this summer has been one of meeting up with old friends and relatives and it’s been great. The beach doesn’t hurt either! It’s been so hot here that now I swim my 30 min. at 7AM and actually, it’s wonderful!