Category Archives: Travel

So I did get myself down to the beach yesterday

And it was lovely as always. Didn’t hurt that the water was not freezing and the DUKN7 buoy says we’re looking at 78 degree water again today. Made some new friends at the coffee shop: The turtles on this end … Continue reading

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A heron of some sort

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Life’s a Beach

I swear, nothing makes it more apparent that I’ve turned into my parents than the annual trip to the beach. While I love the ocean, actually sitting on the beach is pretty much last for all I am excited about. … Continue reading

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In happier news…

I’m binge shopping for this conference. I’m realizing the rolling suitcase I got is probably too big to comfortably fit under an airline seat, regardless of what they say in the description, so a smaller rolling tote is coming and … Continue reading

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351 days til the return

350 days if I chicken out over trying to drive on Friday the 3rd of July and get a hotel on the 2nd. Another wonderful escape to the Outer Banks is coming to a close, and once again, I have … Continue reading

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Some things don’t change, even at the beach

Much like at home, I recognize the dogs in the neighborhood long before I recognize the people.  Some are the same as last year, some new. On the other side of the circle, there is a little sand-colored dog at one … Continue reading

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Williamsburg Wrap Up

I know – you’ve been sitting and refreshing the page for days, waiting for my last day of antics in Williamsburg!  Well, here we go. It was a pretty leisurely day, which was good considering that this trip also confirmed … Continue reading

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Williamsburg, Day 2 – the rest

So, after Great Hopes Plantation, it was definitely time for lunch, so I popped into Shield’s Tavern. Crayfish and shrimp stew and beef pasties (think colonial empanadas) absolutely hit the spot.  Honestly, I was kicking myself that I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Williamsburg, Day 2 – Great Hopes Plantation

So, Tuesday was a really long day, so this is going to be split into multiple pieces. Normally when I go to Williamsburg, I just wander around fairly aimlessly for a couple days, I see what I see, eat a … Continue reading

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Three Cheers for Chownings Tavern

Yes, this one gets it’s own post.  My second day in Williamsburg I headed to Chownings Tavern for dinner and had a terrific time.  Flight of ale – check.  Welsh Rarebit – check.  Salty Virginia Ham on top?  Check.  Enough … Continue reading

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