NOVEMBER 15, 2013 (Friday)
Moving day. Another cold and grey day. We’re moving to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina – about a two and half hour drive (approximately 100 miles) from Williamsburg, Virginia. The drive to Virginia Beach was very interesting as we had to drive under water in a long tunnel. I felt like I was in the chunnel in England. What fun, and scary at the same time.
Months ago we had contacted a man (Digital Dan) who was trying to decide if traveling around the country should he use resorts or an RV, which would best suit him and be less expensive. Michael contacted him and he lives in Virginia Beach. We had made arrangements to meet in person for lunch before we head to North Carolina. Edie has a life goal of eating in every Cheesecake Factory in the world. Success is not likely, but we asked Dan to meet us at the one in Virginia Beach. We meet, ordered our food and after a time his lovely wife, Celsa, joined us from her work for her lunch hour. We had a really good visit. Dan has theoretically traveled for a year looking at real costs on RCI for last calls and specials. He traveled in the greater Virginia Beach area for under $15,000, lodging and transportation only. Anyway, he is trying to talk his wife into doing full time timesharing after she retires. We encouraged them to do it now while they can, and before grandkids come. We got some really good suggestions from Digital Dan as he’s been in this area for many years. We got in an excellent visit and agreed to another meal when we are back in the area next February.
Around 2:00 PM, we said our goodbyes. The drive to Kitty Hawk was lovely. You really feel like you’re on the outer banks with water everywhere.
Our new “home” is quite lovely. We have a screened in porch on the front, a hallway with washer and dryer, two bathrooms, and in the bedroom there is a large jacuzzi tub. This has been the first “home” we’ve had that there were extra cabinets for the food. Nice that we don’t have to remove or move things to make room for food items we brought.
There are some activities here – water aerobics and such, and some other activities. We’ll check them out and let you know. Checking in was easy and quick. We found our room easily and it is nice. Michael was checking out the hallway and noticed the lock off unit next door was open. He went in just to see it as it was obvious there was no personal property in it. We decided to call the front desk to see if we could upgrade so Lex could have a real bed. Long story short, we called the front desk and they said we would have to go through RCI. The frontdesk also confirmed there was no one in it for the week. Two calls later to RCI we got Everett. What a great guy. He booked us into the lock off and there was no charge due to the lateness of the booking. So nice. Lex is delighted to have her own space. Thank you so much RCI and Everett!
Lex and Edie celebrated by going out for a dinner of sushi. They went to Sanya Asian Bistro. They each had a martini and some sushi. They are full and happy.
Anyway, we’re tired. That was our day. Hope yours was great!