Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Out and About..Well, Almost
On Wednesday we decided that we had secluded ourselves long enough and wanted a taste of Virginia Beach, Tourist Style. It was a great idea in theory. In actuality, it was HOT, HUMID, and unpleasant. Even on the boardwalk, there was no breeze. I find this picture kinda funny since most of us look miserable. I was trying(unsuccessfully) to get everyone to pose like the statue. (Truly, it would have been a fun picture). I have since been informed that we chose the wrong time of day and the evening is the better time to visit the boardwalk.
Oh well. It's a funny memory in that it was so bad. Seriously, $10 per car(3 cars total) for parking that lasted a total of 1 hour. Long enough to take the above miserable picture, walk less than a 1/4 of a mile and turn around, get ice cream and try to salvage the day.
But salvage we did. We visited the Aquarium. The girls enjoyed this a great deal.
I think most everyone else was wilted and done with anything that did not involve excellent central air and/or the pool. But we mustered through(along with everyone else in VA Beach) the almost cool aquarium. The big highlight was the Stingray tank.
I will say a big Kudos to our group though. Having so many with us made our workload as parents significantly lighter. And it would not nearly have been so pleasant a trip without everyone's help. My brother's awesome kids would take/entertain the two older girls(which they loved) and the adults all pitched in with Adalyn. Sometimes watching her so Wayne and I could do the Ocean thing, or join the older two girls in the pool or the kayak. So thanks to everyone in our group for all the help.