April 9- 13th, Virginia Beach, VA
Trip Start Mar 02, 2008
97Trip End Dec 03, 2008
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After dinner, we went down and took our first of what was daily walks on the beach. Oh, to have my feet in the ocean is happiness for me. Who cares if the water is a little cold? Although, I'd been in training for the 3day walk, it was a challenge to walk with Beth
In the morning, we went to the Boardwalk. It was clear that Beth had found her own personal piece of heaven right there at the ocean and I loved being there to share it. The boardwalk was unusual in that it had carvings on the bottom of it which added a festive appeal.
Back at the house, I pulled out all of my Svaroopa props to do my yoga practice. Soon, I had a 70lb visitor coming in to check on me. I'm lying on the floor with an eye bag on my face when I get a surprise lick across the face. Tell me, why do dogs love me???
One night, as Beth and I started on our walk, I suggested we walk in a different direction to see the sunset. It was a perfect lovely night and as we approached a barrier, we explored in the darkness to find a route through and continued to walk on the pristine beach. We returned home enchanted and excited to share our discovery with the menfolk who burst out laughing. It seems we were trespassing on government property at the Little Creek Naval Base
I ventured out solo the next day and spent some time at Starbuck's journaling and then on to the beach. A storm rolled in while I was at the beach and I loved taking pictures of the contrasting dark sky and watching it pass over. It was gorgeous. I really wanted to get henna tattoos on my feet and it was both expensive for what I wanted and not recommended if I was going to still be walking in the sand and water. I choose bare feet and playing keep away with the waves as the tide came in.
It was at Beth's house that I had my first travel radio show. It is at www.blogtalkradio.com/hikath We had fun. It is more of a conference call with friends on the phone than a "real" radio show. Merlin dialed in to join and was quite entertaining. I love all the ways that technology offers us to connect.
The days soon ticked by and Sunday morning arrived too soon. After packing, I joined the Bowersox clan at Sunday services and afterward, waved our good-byes and was On the Road again. Alan had recommended the scenic trip along the eastern shore and helped me convince the gps to take the route through the Chesapeake Tunnel.
Traveling through the tunnel bridge is an interesting experience. It was a little claustrophobic for me, but it was the florescent lighting that I really didn't like. I somehow felt like I was a living diagram from Readers Digest, "I am Joe's Intestine." I loved the above water bridge sections and took deep breaths to get through the tunnel.