Sapphire Valley, North Carolina to Williamsburg, Virginia 11/08/2013

NOVEMBER 8, 2013 (Friday)

 

Moving day. We woke up around 7:30 AM to blue skies. Love moving when the weather is good. We were out the door by 8:30 AM. Had to go back to the check-in place and turn in the keys, then on the road. We stopped in Brevard at a Subway for breakfast.  

Early start, 33 degrees, sunny.

Early start, 33 degrees, sunny.

We are liking the flat bread with egg whites.

We are liking the flat bread with egg whites.

Breakfast at Subway in Brevard, North Carolina.

Breakfast at Subway in Brevard, North Carolina.

 

First bathroom break.  Nice roadside rest areas in North Carolina.

First bathroom break. Nice roadside rest areas in North Carolina.

 

Little beast is looking good at 6+ years and 182,000+ miles.

Little beast is looking good at 6+ years and 182,000+ miles.

We drove and drove. We stopped somewhere in Virginia (I think) for lunch at a Wendy’s, and then into Williamsburg. The drive was approximately 8 hours (almost 500 miles). We were mostly on the interstate, which is nice when you’re going so far. When we booked this, we were new at it and thought doing an 8 or 9 hours day was okay. From now on, no more than 6 if we can help it.  

Welcome to Virginia sign.

Welcome to Virginia sign.

Nice waterway.

Nice waterway.

Rugs for sale at a Valero gas station off I-85 near Richmond.

Rugs for sale at a Valero gas station off I-85 near Richmond.

 

Admirable tenacious life clinging to brick.

Admirable tenacious life clinging to brick.

 

A small portion of Chesapeake Bay.

A small portion of Chesapeake Bay.

Neat bridge on I-295.

Neat bridge on I-295.

 

Nice rest stops in Virginia.  We didn't stop, but it looked really nice as we flew by.

Nice rest stops in Virginia. We didn’t stop, but it looked really nice as we flew by.

Welcome to Williamsburg sign.

Welcome to Williamsburg sign.

We got to the resort at around 5:00 PM. The check-in was quick and easy. We’re on the 4th floor and old town Williamsburg is basically a two block walk from us. Very convenient location. The resort is nice. Lexi has her own room and bathroom. It’s supposed to be a one bedroom but there’s a couch and TV in one room that is now hers. The only thing it doesn’t have is a washer and dryer, but they have laundry rooms on each floor that are free.

Patrick Henry Square Resort.  We made it, 4:49 pm.

Patrick Henry Square Resort. We made it, 4:49 pm.

Lex's bathroom.

Lex’s bathroom.

Broom closet.

Broom closet.

Small kitchen, certainly adequate.  I have never seen a dish washer under a sink before.

Small kitchen, certainly adequate. I have never seen a dishwasher under a sink before.

Dining area with a big table, couch, flat screen and a few chairs.

Dining area with a big table, couch, flat screen and a few chairs.

 

Lex's room.

Lex’s room.

 

Lex's TV.

Lex’s TV.

 

Master.

Master.

 

Master bath.

Master bath.

Laundry closet.  Free washer and dryer on each floor.

Laundry closet. Free washer and dryer on each floor.

I am guessing Patrick Henry.

I am guessing Patrick Henry.

 

Activity Room.

Activity Room.

 

E phone.  Never seen one made out of stainless steel.

E phone. Never seen one made out of stainless steel.

Work out room.

Work out room.

When we were checking in we were asked if we want to find out about the Bluegreen Resorts. We said sure. We’re going down tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM to check it out.

After we had unloaded the car (they have elevators and nice luggage carts), we headed out to find something to eat. We ended up at TGIFridays. Was good but way too much food.

Nice diner.

Nice diner.

Lex's $10.00 drink.

Lex’s $10.00 drink.

Edie's $3 Margarita.

Edie’s $3 margarita.

Lex's mozzarella cheese sticks with marinara sauce.

Lex’s mozzarella cheese sticks with marinara sauce.

Edie's healthful green beans, battered and fried with ranch dressing.

Edie’s healthful green beans, battered and fried with ranch dressing.

Edie's Chicken and pasta dinner.

Edie’s chicken and pasta dinner.

 

Mike's turkey burger and fries.

Mike’s turkey burger and fries.

 

Lex's shrimp and fries.

Lex’s shrimp and fries.

 

Our chocolate brownie obsession.  It was way too good.

Our chocolate brownie obsession. It was way good.

We are now back at our home, stuffed and tired. That was our day. Hope yours was great!

 

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