Tuesday, August 5, 2008

VA Beach

Well, we can cross off the list VA Beach! My son and I went and we had a good time. A much better time than I thought. It was fun filled and relaxing at the same time. It was too short of a time though. I plan to build my leave back up so we can take a longer vacation like we normally do. My son said, "that's not a real vacation...it was only a couple of days". It was actually a week. I had planned to stop at Kings Dominion on our way back home, but it was pouring down raining so that messed up my plans in crossing off another place on the list.

The first day we went to the beach and he played in the sand, while I relaxed on the beach. Then, I got up and we played in the ocean and attempted to build a sand castle (we weren't very successful).

The second day, I called my cousin to let them know I was in town and wanted to see them before we left. We ended meeting them at a restuarant later that evening and had dinner together. My son played in the resorts indoor and outdoor pools, so we didn't get a chance to go on the beach at all that day.

The third day, I twisted my ankle while we were walking checking out the shops and getting some pizza. We had just come out of the pizza shop and I was talking to my son and the sidewalk wasn't leveled and I stepped on the uneven portion and lost my balance. There was NO WAY, I was going to fall on the street in front of all those people so, I broke my fall, but in the long run I twisted my ankle. I walked slowly not to bring any more attention to me as I was limping [price you pay to be cute...daggone wedge sandals]. Good thing we wasn't too far from our hotel. Either way, it was PAINFUL! After wrapping warm hot towels on my ankle, I hobbled to the pool area and my son swam, while I tried to relax.

The pain, the pain I felt when I woke up the next day. Again, I put some damp towels in the microwave and wrapped them around my ankle and was able to move a little better. My cousin called to see if we wanted to go out on their boat. YES!!! We left the dock at 12:30pm and didn't arrived back to the dock until 11:45pm.

Our last day, we visited other relatives and of course I had to do a little shopping. My son wanted to stop at Mt. Trashmore, a park we saw on our way into VA Beach. I asked my cousin about it and she said that it actually was a landfill once, thus the name Mt. Trashmore. I looked it up and here is some info on it

Massive landfill turned into a beautiful park, officially named "Mount Trashmore." Built in 1971, the 125 acre landfill was 60 feet high. Three flag poles serve as vents for methane gas; lightning struck one once and it caught fire. In 1990, Virginia Beach residents formed a human American Flag on Mount Trashmore to honor troops returning from the Persian Gulf War.]

It's really a nice park. If you get a chance check the park out.
I will update this post with the pictures later.

Home Sweet Home,

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