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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Out in the Cold (with Camera) One First Saturday in March 2013

Good day, everyone! Have you guys been somewhere else this weekend? Did you have a good time, btw? We did.

Well, here's how I spent the weekend, along with my wife Freny and our young adult daughter Tintin who, as you may know, comes home every other weekend from D-ville where she currently works. (She's home this weekend because of her commitment as a paid pianist in one of the Christian churches in a neighboring city every other Sunday church worship service.)

On the road passing through the downtown tunnel, we went to Virginia Beach where we had lunch at a Filipino/Oriental Restaurant. From there, we drove our way along the Resort City, cruising through miles of hotels by the Oceanfront. We got out of our car and walked along the boardwalk and took pictures of the open sandy, breezy recreational beach area where there's a sort of a theme park for kids overlooking the waters (part of Atlantic Ocean) that were not swarmed by tourists, other people at that time because it's bitter cold! However, I saw a number of people who, like us, braved the cold, kinda cloudy weather. I bet they're who on vacation.

From there we drove along the Atlantic Avenue all the way to Fort Story where we visited and climbed up America's first federally-funded lighthouse, Cape Henry Lighthouse, commissioned in 1792 by the first U.S. president, George Washington. (Sorry guys, I didn't bother counting the number of steps leading up to the top part of the lighthouse/tower where you can have a panoramic view of the Chesapeake Bay and the nearby 1881 New Cape Henry Lighthouse. But Freny informed me that there were 191 steps in all.)

Hope you like/enjoy the photos I'm sharing them with you. Thanks for your time. (And hopefully you learned something, too, from this pictorial blog post.

This is all for now. Until next time around, my dear folks and friends. Take care and have a wonderful day, everyone! As always, I pray, "May God bless us all!"-chris a. quilpa, 03Mar2013

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