FEBRUARY 9, 2014 (Sunday)
Grey skies and cold.
We got up and got moving. We left our “home” around noon and drove towards Virginia Beach. We stopped along the way to get a little something to eat (Taco Bell) and some eye drops. I woke up with a bright red devil eye this morning. It hurts. I don’t want to scare Dan and Celsa at linner today. We also stopped for gas ($3.17 a gallon). The drive to Virginia Beach is about an hour, approximately 50 miles.
We got to Dan and Celsa’s home around 2:30 PM. (Dan and Celsa are the couple we got to meet in November when we were last in Williamsburg. He had contacted us through our blog site and we’ve just really enjoyed them.) What a beautiful place they have. They also have the cutest cat (their son) who was very friendly and loved lying in Michael’s lap. We visited for a little bit before we left for linner.
Dan and Celsa had picked a Vietnamese place. It was so good. Very subtle flavors and everything looked beautiful. I had a noodle dish that was excellent. Michael and Lexi had a soup that they both really enjoyed. Dan had soup and Celsa had a shrimp dish. Was so nice visiting and catching up with them. We were hoping we would get to meet at least one of their daughters, but they were both working.
After we left the restaurant (around 4:30 PM), we headed for an area called the oceanfront. It looked a lot like Daytona Beach and Myrtle Beach – with the huge resorts and hotels along the shore. Nice to drive it. We then drove down the narrow streets with the homes that border the ocean. Michael had to get out and take pictures while going to the beach access. It was so cold that Lexi and I stayed in the car and waited for him.
By this time we were tired and wanted to get home. We are really enjoying driving through the tunnel under the water. We feel like we’ve cheated death every time we do it. Fun and frightening at the same time.
We got home around 7:00 PM and are just gonna relax. Michael and I have our date night (Downton Abbey) and Lexi is excited to see The Walking Dead.
That was our day. Hope yours was great!