Friday, June 20, 2014

Virginia Beach

Last weekend, we made the trip to Virginia Beach. Before we moved here Jared had to go to VA Beach for a commercial shoot and ever since then he was excited to take us sometime. 

The boys were so excited to get to the ocean. 
The beach was perfect. The sand was smooth, the waves were calm, it wasn't too hot or too windy and every few minutes, an airplane flew over. 

After we played for a few hours, we walked to our hotel room and changed for dinner. Even though the bathroom was completely covered in sand by the time we got the boys cleaned off, having a hotel on the beach was a complete lifesaver. 

We got dinner and walked to the boardwalk where they were having an art show. Porter hadn't had his afternoon nap so he slept in the wrap while we walked. We found a playground for the boys to play on and looked around at some shops before we headed back to the hotel. 

The next day, Jared had to meet some clients after our hotel breakfast so the boys and I headed to the pool. 
Jared had lunch with his clients so the boys and I ordered lunch and ate at the pool. We had a blast. 

Once Jared got back, we checked out of the hotel and went back to the souvenir shops. Paxton had randomly asked for a necklace on the beach the day before and hadn't forgotten about it, so we took him to pick one out. By the time we got to the shop, he was requesting a green necklace and a sucker. He got both and Porter got a t-shirt. 

Jared wanted to stop at Doumar's for some ice cream. He said it was famous after it's appearance on the TV show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. He had Paxton at ice cream. 
After ice cream, we headed home. We randomly saw a Five Guys about three minutes after Jared had been talking about it so we had to stop for dinner. We got caught in a ridiculously torrential downpour on the way home. We couldn't see at all and were more scared to be stopped on the side of the road than to keep going, so we kept going. After a few miles, we made it to the other side of it and got home safely. 

The trip was a blast. Paxton and I have a tiny obsession with staying in hotels and everybody loves the beach. Living so close to beaches is defintely a perk to living here. 

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