The Diplomat Inn Oceanfront
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... for poor visibility we were ducking in and out of the channel to avoid Navy traffic.
During the trip down anything that wasn't fastened down below ended up on the floor in the salon. Left Annapolis at 2 Monday and arrived at Top Rack Marina at about 2 this afternoon. Rewarded ourselves with a great dinner out at the Amber Lantern Restaurant. Early to bed. Up at 5:30 tomorrow to get underway at first light.
... the next day!
We took a walk along part of the 3 mile boardwalk in Virginia Beach - what a disappointment! I read somewhere it's been named one of Top 10 Boardwalks so we were looking forward to it. It's nothing more than a bare, wide, concrete, ( yes concrete, not a board insight) highway with 1970's style boring hotels fronting it. No planters or flowers, some grass & plants but absolutely no ...
... somewhat nicely kept up given that there wasn't much going on there. It's adjacent to Norfolk, a giant military city.
... walls. It was a popular place to eat out, too! One of the waiters was happy to take a photo of Beth and I out front when he heard I was from Australia. Very obliging of him!
The day after our trip to the beach was my birthday and Aunt Jan made her yummo scrambled eggs for our breakfast. We were headed to Beth's uncle and aunts who had wifi so I could skype my family and talk to a few friends, which was nice. Four or so hours ...
... we went to the local hot spot bar to hangout and wait for Kristina. We played a corn hole competition and floated around just having a lovely time. Towards the end we ended up outside on that lovely night, waiting for Dipan's dad to pick us up (we were being responsible). That night we crashed hard.
I woke up the next day and I couldn't find my purse anywhere! I was freaking out, it had everything important to me in it at the time... We looked everywhere ...