The road, the bridge, the resort… and geese. Lots and lots of geese.

 

Day 2 began with us leaving the tackiest Holiday Inn in America and me vowing never to let my husband plan any part of a trip ever again.

Leaving Delaware we crossed into Maryland, where we passed through an interesting  town.

 

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Seriously…. it’s a place.

Matter of fact, I know quite a few people who should live there.

And if you’ve ever wondered if Maryland is considered the south?

 

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When you grow cotton in your front yard? Yes.

It’s the south.

Next up?

 

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The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.  A marvel of engineering that we hadn’t been over in 20 years.

 

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Yes, it costs $18 to cross…

 

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But it’s the world’s largest bridge tunnel complex and spans 17.6 miles.

 

 

If you’ve never done it?

 

 

You should.

 

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On the other side is Virginia Beach.

 

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Many more tunnels…

 

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And this bizarre looking building. Any native Virginians know what it is?

Blah, blah, blah…. husband speeding, me taking pictures, we arrive at our temporary home for our first week in Williamsburg.

After proving our reservation at the security gate, we entered the Historic Powhatan Resort.

 

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May I just say? Wow.

Though I always thoroughly research the time share resorts where we stay and try to book the best places, you never really know what you’ll find.

This time?

I nailed it.

 

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256 acres of natural beauty…. and geese.

 

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Quiet, peaceful open spaces…. and geese.

 

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Ponds, fountains… and geese.

 

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We drove around for quite a while just taking it in, before even looking for our unit.

 

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Did I mention there’s a Manor House dating to 1735?

 

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The land was originally a plantation, and they’ve done a beautiful job restoring the place.

 

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Did I mention there were geese?

 

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Geese!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26 thoughts on “The road, the bridge, the resort… and geese. Lots and lots of geese.”

  1. I think the building is an arena where they have concerts and some sporting events. It looks like the building my ex used to point at while we were going to Virginia Beach as where she saw Bruce Springsteen…

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      1. That building is actually a late model flying saucer that was left there while the head alien went looking for someone to “take me to your leader.” When he saw Trump, he went running away like a crazy man-alien and hasn’t been seen since. I imagine the alien crew is getting tired of waiting for his return and will take off any time now, leaving behind a flying saucer-sized patch of scorched earth and a note that says, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, but we had to leave him behind because the reindeer hitched to our saucer are getting homesick.”

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  2. That thar bridge is the reason why I will not visit. The Misses doesn’t like big bridges – and for one to go above AND below the water – …well, let”s just say – she is not having any of that.
    We’d have to take the (less) scenic route and would lose soo much.

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  3. Yeah, that funky building is the Hampton Coliseum. Entertainment venue. I once went there to watch bull riding. God, it was boring. The most entertaining part was when the really drunk chick sitting across the way from us fell and bounced down five rows of seats.

    I live five minutes away from the CBBT in Virginia Beach. It’s too bad we couldn’t do a meet up while you guys were here. It was right during the middle of my surgery. You probably didn’t want to see this crazy dude behind the font IRL anyway. 🙂

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    1. Drunk chick bouncing off chairs beats bull riding any ole day.
      And damn… we spent a whole day in Virginia Beach! Sorry we missed you. Although now that I think about it… I probably didn’t need to see you in a hospital Johnny.
      😉

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      1. Well, bridge and tunnel phobias are pretty common. My MIL refused to ever go through a tunnel. Her daughter once had to drive 5 hours out of the way to avoid one. I can’t say as I’d have been so understanding….

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