If you’ve been wondering why I haven’t posted anything for the past week or so, it’s because I was at Virginia Beach with Chad and my family. We arrived on Wednesday and came back home on Saturday. We wanted to stay longer but everything had already been booked for the weekend before we made plans. Either way, it was nice to get away from everything for a few days, and we all needed it.

Our hotel was on the boardwalk, and we were able to walk right out onto the beach whenever we wanted. The weather was nice for the entire trip and because we were there during the week it wasn’t crowded at all. We took advantage of that all we could.  We walked at different times and found some really cool stuff. We found a bunch of seashells of all different sizes and brought some of the best back home with us.

While out at night saw some creepy Horseshoe Crabs and a bunch of little spider-like crabs. We saw one regular crab which was pretty cool. There were tons of seagulls during the day, and it was hilarious watching them gather around, waiting for food. There seemed to be at least twice as many seagulls as there were people. The pier was surrounded by them as they waited for the fish that were being caught. There were even some pigeons and ravens as well.

I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this before but Chad and I are sensitive to gluten. It’s hard for us to just go out to eat whenever we want because there aren’t that many options. Virginia Beach, on the other hand, had plenty of options for us to choose from. Our favorite location was Cheeseburger in Paradise, and we ate there several times. That was the first place we ate while there and it set the bar really high. Our waitress was amazing and very accommodating and went out of her way to make us feel comfortable and make sure our food was safe. We very rarely get that sort of treatment and most places don’t even know what we’re talking about when we mention our allergies. Our second day we had breakfast at Sunnyside Cafe & Restaurant. The food was pretty good, but it was nothing compared to Cheeseburger in Paradise. We were still very happy to have several places to choose from though.

We had so much fun that we’ve already decided to go again next year. It was very relaxing and just nice to get away. If you want to see some more pictures from our trip you can click here. I should be back to posting regularly in the next few days. First I have to unpack . . .