Recent weekend adventures

So in an effort to live here now, my husband and I are taking in the local and not-so-local scenery.

Last weekend, we enjoyed people watching at the Shenandoah Wine and Jazz Festival at the Frontier Cultural Museum.  It was a hot day in the sun, but we found some wonderful shade, enjoyed a sangria and beer and some blues vocals. The Museum is an interesting place, too. Shows homes of the original settlers, their homes from their country of origin, not necessarily their homes here. We liked walking around and seeing the homesteads, and chatting with a young girl in Irish costume on the Irish Farm.

This weekend, we drove several hours to Colonial Williamsburg and walked the streets. It was very hot, but we saw some cool stuff. And it was amazing to be in a part of our country that is so historical. We also went to Jamestown and checked out the Fort and ships similar to those that landed here with the original settlers. Such small quarters for such a long passage! The Museum was very interesting, as it tracked Jamestown from the early 1600s, with the Powhatan Native American culture through colonization, and compared life in early America to England and even Africa.

We left the Fort and found an American bistro where we drank refreshing white wine and ate caprese salad, then stayed overnight in Williamsburg and got up early to drive an hour to Virginia Beach – got there around 9am before the crowds came. We sat on the part of the beach where the surfers were – that was fun to watch! The water was refreshingly cool, and we stayed for several hours. My oh my, the beach filled up! It was really crowded by the time we left. Probably typical for East Coast beaches, with their large populations nearby. Not what we were used to – the Florida beaches where we lived had more room.

Lots of folks standing in the surf.







Today, the 4th of July, will be low-key. We’ll grill out for dinner and maybe watch a movie. Just enjoying the present.

10 thoughts on “Recent weekend adventures

  1. Mary Bartos July 6, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    Our middle child Laura is moving to Virginia Beach in August!
    2949 Sugar Maple Drive, Virginia Beach, VA, 23453
    She will be working in Portsmouth. We hope to visit her in mid-August.
    How far was it from your house? Blessings!

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  2. kbailey374 July 5, 2017 / 7:26 am

    Good job!
    Is your hubby also having a hard time adjusting?
    I worked, then I had a quiet meal with a couple that I know nearby.


    • peggyricewi July 5, 2017 / 7:48 am

      Both hubby and I miss Florida, for sure. He’s probably adjusted faster than I have to Virginia, but we both miss the easy access to the beaches.
      Sounds like you had a decent day, too.

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  3. theapplesinmyorchard July 4, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    Great post, Peg! I really enjoyed hearing of your adventures! I love the history of our country….and especially liked Williamburg when we visited some years ago (perhaps in 2010). I can picture you and Chris enjoying all these sites together. You are in the present, enjoying life as it comes! Love it! A Happy Fourth to you both!

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