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Weekend Trip

As I said before Tim and I took a trip up to the Northern Neck of Virginia this past weekend. We did a little sight seeing and took a tour of The Strafford Hall Plantation (General Robert E. Lee’s birthplace). We also went to Christ Church, which was built back in 1735. We spent the night in a Cabin at Hertiage Park, a Vinyard and Winery. On the way back home we stopped at the Prime Outlets and Yankee Candle in Williamsburg, Va.

I didn’t find this out until last night. Tim had planned this nice getaway for us. He had bought me a gift and was planning on giving it to me while we were away. Well, once we were almost 2 hours away from home he realised that he had left the gift at home, he forgot to pack it. Poor guy, after all that planning. Anyway last night he told me about it and gave me a diamond necklace, its a Journey pendent. For those of you who don’t know what that is, its a squiggly line of diamonds. They start out small, like your love in the begining and get larger as your love for each other grows through out time, therefore called “Journey”.

This is not a picture of mine, but it’s exactly the same.

Strafford HallStrafford Hall
Slave Quarters Slave Quarters and Tobacco Plants at Strafford Hall
Old Stage Coach Old Stage Coach
Please do not annoy the chickens Sign

Chickens Chickens

Christ Church Christ Church
Christ Church
Our Cabin
Our Cabin


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Summer in Va Beach is officially over after this weekend, but not before one last “party”. The grand finale is “Boardwalk Weekend,” The 33rd Annual Neptune Festival. For three days and nights, a host of activities such as the internationally renowned North American Sandsculpting Competition, draw visitors and guests from across the Commonwealth and beyond to the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. Daily concerts alfresco in tented festival stages are scattered along 32 blocks of the boardwalk and feature a variety of live music. Over 275 artisans will line the boardwalk for the Neptune Art and Craft Show interspersed with a veritable smorgasbord of food vendors dishing out delectable delights guaranteed to please any palette.

Tim and I went this year and brought our camera, everything below is built of sand, the first one set the new world record as the tallest sand castle, standing at 37.9 feet tall. Several of these pictures (the first 9) are just a small part of this one design. The other ones are seperate designs done by teams from all over the world. They were amazing, I hope you enjoy!

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