ass in the water, toes in the sand? a great beach weekend.

It was the perfect weekend to get away. Last week felt incredibly exhausting and toxic, and we were feeling tired of being cooped up in the house. After doing all of the verification of Phase 2 COVID guidelines, we went to Virginia Beach this weekend.

No, it was NOT a nude beach!
Jenn lowered her straps for an even shoulder tan. 😂

We had perfect weather for being on the beach…not too hot, a fantastic ocean breeze, and plenty of sunshine. Although we did not plan this as the weekend for going, this was also the 53rd anniversary of the “Loving vs. State of Virginia”, overturning the state’s ban on interracial marriage. With the current strife of racism crippling our country, it was nice to be reminded of something so incredibly important and positive.

A beautiful sunset.

In addition to having incredible quality time with Jenn (including a 5 1/2 mile walk of the entire boardwalk), I had the opportunity to spend time with family, and with two friends I haven’t seen since high school. Having the opportunity to catch up after 33 years and to reminisce about fun times in high school was a treat, and to see my cousin and his wife (who came over from Norfolk) was absolutely wonderful!

With fellow Onteora Class of ‘87 grad Nancy Wagner.
With Eric Kirk, the drummer in our
high school rock band.
With Jenn, my second cousin Melvin,
and his lovely wife Erin.

It was nice to be around people for the weekend. We followed social distance guidelines, and the people watching was fantastic (except for a couple of outfits that we still can’t unsee). Although we were at the other end of the Boardwalk when this happened, there was an event this weekend that was incredibly inspiring, and this was an awesome reminder of the power of unity…

40 people who sent a very powerful message.

They say pictures are worth a thousand words….that’s why this post is more about the things we saw and experienced.

Being safe…and fashionable.
Peaceful, sunny and beautiful.
Truly a great weekend at the beach.

As I start another work week, I feel much more at peace, and more focused, as this weekend truly gave me the chance to clear my head. So yes, we were LOVING our time at Virginia Beach!

Published by ltrainlane

Musician, Customer Service Manager, Husband, Father, New York Giants fan, happy-go-lucky (sometimes clothing optional) free spirit....that pretty much sums it up.

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