Road Trip!

I like to travel, and since hubby is in the Navy, we get to travel to places often. Right now we’re in Virginia – a place where I am DYING to check out the history. Think about it, this place is one of the original 13 colonies! Talk about history, right? There are so many places to see here in Virginia that you’d best check your Hotel Guide for a place to stay in order to take it all in!

One such place is the Cavalier Hotel, which was built in 1927 and sits on the waterfront and has seen its fair share of famous people staying in its rooms.

There is also Colonial Williamsburg, where you will find over 500 reconstructed buildings that have been restored to what they would have looked like before the American Revolution. You’ll see hundreds of locals in period costumes stroll along the cobblestone streets and be able to enjoy the many events and festivals held here throughout the year.

Another place I would like to see here is Chrysler Museum, which houses more than 30,000 pieces of art! Speaking of museums, we also have the Newseum (with its history of news and collection of newspapers from around the world), the Marine Science Museum and even the Pentagon!

Both Paramount’s Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens in Williamsburg are fantastic amusement parks, filled with enough rides to make you lose your voice. I haven’t been to Kings Dominion since I was around 6 but I visited Busch Gardens around 4 years ago. I plan on hitting both this summer if funding will allow me. I know Busch does an awesome thing for military members and their families by allowing them one freebie entrance to the park (including Sea World and Busch in Florida) per year.

In Roanoke, you will even find a giant star sitting on top of a mountain! The star weighs around 10,000 pounds and is almost 90 feet tall. (Not to mention tons of history and shopping).

If you are military, there is a GREAT chance you will end up here in Virginia! We’ve got several Navy bases (Norfolk, Little Creek, Oceana and Dam Neck Annex), an Air Force Base and an Army base!

I’ve got almost four years to check the place out and I intend to do just that!


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