From one corner of Virginia to another...
After four hours in a car, we've just put the wrap on the first day of Virginia Beach vacation. I'm sitting here in the Royal Clipper Hotel, looking out a window onto the Atlantic Ocean over the Boardwalk. It's nice.
Gracie is behind me, desperately fighting to stay awake, while Barbara is unwinding with some bad television before we all just collapse. I'm sure she'll have more to follow on with later, but here are some of the highlights so far.
** A murky shot of what looks like three Nimitz-class carriers in port at the same time. I'm not certain, but I think that's U.S.S. Harry S. Truman, U.S.S. Ronald Reagan, and U.S.S. George H. W. Bush. Those who know better feel free to correct me.
** Gracie peeks out at the ocean after we arrive at the hotel. A total of 45 minutes later, she was splashing away.
** Three shots of Gracie and Daddy splashing away on our first day.
**There's lots of Navy stuff going on this week... a chinook came over the beach. Gracie was scared at first, but I told her that they were just soldiers practicing to help keep our country safe. When they came back, she waved.
**Mommy and Gracie throw sand at waves as they roll in and tickle their toes.