Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hitting the Beach

Kate and I!

We just got back from a week in Virginia Beach.  This was our first visit to that area.  We usually go to the beaches in North Carolina. But we were looking for something just a little different. We stayed in Sandbridge Beach, which is a little south of Virginia Beach actually, not quite so many people.  We rented a condo that was very nice, and the outside of the building was painted in bright colors.  Very festive! I love going to the beach. I love sitting on the beach, reading a book, and watching the dolphins play in the waves. It's very relaxing. The other thing I love about the beach is looking for sea glass. It is so much fun to walk the beach and find little pieces of frosted glass. But we couldn't find a single piece of glass this trip.

We went to the aquarium and they had sea turtles that were only a year old, they were so cute.  There were two alligators that were huge and for awhile I thought maybe they were just statues, but we did see them finally move. There were a lot of really good exhibits.

The other thing we saw in and around VA Beach, was a sculpture project called a Dolphin's Promise. Local artists decorated life sized dolphins made of fiberglass.  The money raised from this project, helps to support cancer research. I don't know how may dolphins there are, but we spent some time searching for and photographing them. They are all really well done. I will post pictures of some of the ones we found later.

Here's just a couple pictures of our adventures!
View of the new Cape Henry lighthouse from the old one.

Brian made it to the top of the lighthouse!

Mom and Kate did too!

The Sanctuary where we stayed

The last evening there

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