When I last left you the military police were arresting me at Norfok Naval Station for peeping into the backyards of the beautiful housing known as Admiral’s Row.
Just kidding. Almost. From there we went to see the Navy’s oldest continually running hospital in Portsmouth.
Lush hanging ferns on a beautiful porch. Just paint the ceiling haint blue and I would move right in.
The next morning we got up extra early determined to beat the crowds to Virginia Beach. As Sweet Boy strolled along the boardwalk I couldn’t help but sing this song:
“Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk,
I'm a woman's man: no time to talk.”
He couldn’t get over the amount of deep fried foods one vendor offered but kept walking.
Sculptor Paul DiPasquale creation was so wonderful that Mr. Decor wanted to eat a calamari eyeball. :)
Of course no trip to a beach is complete without a dip in the water. Even if it’s just a toe.
The gardens of the beach front resorts were gorgeous.
I do however support people watching. We were entertained to say the least.
All too soon the beach was overrun with tourists and sun worshippers so we moved on to the Cape Henry lighthouse on Fort Story.
Searching for a bit of tranquility we turned down a long road that said “Military beach access”. We parked and began to walk towards the trees.
After a few hours we headed back to Hampton Roads harbor and enjoyed a cruise around Chesapeake Bay. Passing by several warships we spied the “Comfort” from the previous day.
Our tour included a stop to Fort Wool which is accessible only by boat.
A few kids thought it was fun to poke sticks at her. (I nicely asked them to hand over the stick and was promptly scolded by their parents. Insert confused head scratching here. I thought to myself “Don’t call me when they’re in jail.”) Ever the boy scout, Sweet Boy appointed himself as her champion, took up his post and guarded her until the tour was over.
Three cheers for Sweet Boy!
Upon our return we walked around Hampton a bit.
We walked the docks as there was a bit of a wait to be seated. The view was quite nice.
Next stop, D.C.