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Welcome To Virginia Beach!

by Courtney on July 9, 2011

We’ve arrived!!

We got down here to Virginia Beach this morning and were greeted with cloudy but dry skies.



Our hotel is located right on the boardwalk with only a short walk to the beach…which, by the way, has some of the most beautiful sand.



We arrived too early to be able to check into our room right away, but we were able to enjoy the free hot breakfast that is provided in our hotel, so we hit that up.

There was most of your average continental breakfast stuff, and as tempted as I was to pour myself out a big ‘ol Belgian Waffle, I decided I’d hold off for another day. Instead, I got some scrambled eggs (meh), fresh fruit, and an english muffin topped with PB&J.


This was our view from breakfast out on the patio. Not bad, right? Smile


Since we still had time to kill after eating, we decided to make the most of it and do a little exploring…


Now, my dad told us all before we left that there was really only one thing that he was super excited about doing while we were here…and that was renting a four-person bicycle.

Ohh dad…


So the four of us got in our bike, and hit up the bike path for an hour long bike ride.



We seriously must have laughed the entire time. The ride was hilarious!


We also realized that we even had runners passing us as we were riding. Even with four people, that bike riding business was tough work! I really think I’m going to be sore tomorrow…especially in my hamstrings and BEEhind. Phew!


By the time we got back, our room was actually ready which is way ahead of time. So we unpacked the car, unloaded in the room, and now we have bright blue, sunny skies awaiting us.

(This is the view from our balcony) Smile


So now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a beach that’s calling my name!


Catch ya’ll laterrrrr!

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1 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 9, 2011 at 11:46 am

I’ve always wanted to ride in one of those bicycle car things! They look pretty intense, so I’d probably make a fool of myself… :D


2 Lee @ in the pink of condition July 9, 2011 at 11:53 am

Have fun!!! That 4 person bike looks hilarious and so fun! I’m jelly :-)


3 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss July 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm

from the view, it looks as if you’re staying where I used to work as a college student! :)

giiirl, you’re so close to me. we should meet up!


4 Courtney July 9, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Really? That’s too funny! We’re right by the King Neptune statue…literally, right next to it!


5 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss July 9, 2011 at 6:01 pm

YES! I was a cocktail waitress at Catch 31 in the Hilton. Are you loving the beach? I probably just ran right past you!


6 Courtney July 9, 2011 at 9:03 pm

How awesome! I’m hoping to check out Catch 31 sometime before we leave…I want some good crab legs! :)


7 Lindsay@ In Sweetness and In Health July 9, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Such a pretty view! Have fun :)


8 Angela @ Pinching and Packing July 9, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I haven’t been to VA Beach since I was a kid, but it looks awesome!


9 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 9, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Oh that view! Warmer weather and beaches! …..Enjoy it enough for all of us! :)


10 Kristen @ notsodomesticated July 9, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Fun!!! I love that 4 person bike… that is hilarious!!

Have a great time! :)


11 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) July 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Why did I think you were running the Boilermaker this weekend?! Must have gotten you Albany girls mixed up. Virginia Beach sounds way more relaxing than 9.3 miles :) Soak up some sun for me!


12 Courtney July 9, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Hahaha, you aren’t going crazy…I WAS going to be running it, but decided to drop out when I realized that it interfered with vacation. Maybe next year! Good luck to youu!!!! :)


13 Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Lucky!!! You’re going to have so much fun! I’ve been wanting to go to the beach fooreevver!


14 Sweet and Savvy July 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Hope the suncomes out for you:)


15 Courtney July 9, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Thanks…it totally did! 8-)


16 Stephanie @ StephSnacks July 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm

What a nice day! Enjoy your vaca :)


17 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey July 9, 2011 at 3:33 pm

Okay I totally roe a 4 person bike on Virginia Beach and I was not successful. I hope you did better than we did!


18 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen July 9, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Looks amazing! Those 4 person bikes ARE hard, I remember doing them on beach vacations too. Hope you have an awesome day at the beach!


19 Catanya July 9, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I am becoming totally addicted to this page, its the second night in a row I cook the pizza you posted a couple of days ago, with garlic sauce, red pepper, zucchini… genius!


20 Courtney July 9, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Oh that’s so cool! I’m glad you’re enjoying it…thanks, Catanya! :)


21 Sarah @ Food and Love Diaries July 9, 2011 at 7:35 pm

Looks super fun! I’ve never been to Virginia Beach, but it looks gorgeous.


22 Brittany July 9, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Welcome to VA! It looks like you all are having fun already!!

Now, just hop in the car and drive 1.5 hours to Richmond and come say hi. ;)


23 July 10, 2011 at 10:48 pm

I worked in Virginia Beach for a year. Beautiful! I remember a little shop by the boardwalk that was all Christmas stuff.


24 Laura July 11, 2011 at 4:34 pm

OMG i love your view! Im taking a day off this Friday to hit up the beach. I havent been yet this summer!


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