When we last talked to you, The Bearded One and I were just ending a few days in Washington, D.C..  It was great and we look forward to returning someday but we were looking forward to getting further South and relaxing a bit without being tourists.

We planned to drive to northern North Carolina.  Then my sister emailed that they would be at my nephew’s house in Norfolk, VA the next day for a visit.  We detoured to meet them there for a brief visit.  I had painted a picture of my nephew and his planes (private plane and navy jet) that I had given to my sister at Thanksgiving.  She was going to give it to my nephew now.  It was too good to pass up.

So, we drove 4 hours to Norfolk and visited them for a bit.  On the way, we crossed a bridge at Norfolk that also was a tunnel under the water…something not just right about that.

My nephew’s home is lovely…just steps from the beach. His family is similarly lovely.  He was busy preparing for a surprise party for his wife’s 40th birthday that night and it was fun to see him organize.

We then drove on to Virginia Beach and stayed an extra day to relax.  Nice.

Today, we drove to New Bern, NC.  We have not actually seen the historic town at this point.  We can say that the KOA is very nice, on the banks of a river with the town in the distance and the local grocery is nice.  Otherwise, we will need to wait until tomorrow to give our impressions of the time (unless we just hole up in the campground…not unremarkable behavior for us).


About Retired woman

retired, dealing with parents recent deaths, wondering what lies ahead with the health of my spouse, overall enjoying each day, love cooking, gardening, travel, Grandsons, family, small town life
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2 Responses to Detour

  1. Carol says:

    It was sooooo good to see you–even thought the visit was disjointed and hectic. I cannot experess to you how much Doug loves the picture. In fact, it was hanging on the wall in the family room for the party. (you know how busy he was–to hang the picture in the time he had was a true testiment to how important that photo is to him and your renduring is fabulous.) Kara noticed it right away when she came home! Thank you again for the connection and thank you for sharing your talent with our family in such a meaningful way!!!

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