TownePlace Suites Newport News Yorktown
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... expecting it to be under soon. I’d say we were fortunate to arrive when we did or else we would have only seen the ships from a distance.
At the fort, we popped into the various buildings but a volunteer in the Armory kept our attention telling about the various guns and weapons. Also there was a nice cozy fire going in the fireplace and that may have been one reason we stayed longer.
We returned to the Visitor Center and our truck ...
Day 23 of 49 (Sep 30). There’s a hurricane heading right for us! Tropical depression Joaquin has now increased to a Cat I and is expected to hit Cat 3 before it makes landfall. The spaghetti strings on the National Hurricane Tracking show it coming right into the Chesapeake Bay but there is a possibility it will hit North Carolina or move a little further north. In either case, a state of emergency has been declared for Virginia. I ...
His take on the day:
So much to see here that even 4 nights gives just a preview. There is water, water everywhere with every type of vessel from kayak to aircraft carrier plying the Hampton Roads which is what they call this area where Chesapeake Bay joins the Atlantic. The English arrived about 1650 and the strategic geography has meant battles with the Indians, between the Confederates and the Union, attacks by Germans and now as base for ...
... charm of Gold Coast in the mid 60's and looks like the last coat of paint came at the turn of the century (refer photo). We toured the base today and are in awe. Annual payroll is USD19Billion! At any time 46,000 sailors are there with 124,000 based there, but obviously many deployed. It serves the Atlantic Fleet, and hence we Australians generally know little, because we are focussed on the Pacific. Her Take on Day 2: Aka So ...
... White House and Civil War Museum in Richmond, and you thought the Whitehouse was in DC..... Very interesting exhibit. So after along day of playing tourist we called into and American Indian Restaurant for a Roganjosh and a Vindarloo and Narn bread. Funny how Native American food has swept the world and is the staple food of the Sub Continent. ...