Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Last Tuesday we were at Virginia Beach

Last week, we spent two nights at Virginia Beach. Chris got a great deal through Priceline, and we stayed at the Cavalier Hotel.

The Cavalier is a local icon, a grande dame in the best grande-ole-hotel tradition. There were rooms available, which surprised me given the great rate we were given online.... The beach is private for hotel patrons, there are tennis courts, an outdoor pool, a kiddie pool, a gazebo, lawn chairs strategically placed for however many folks want to gather and visit or not gather and just sit and read / drink / think / what have you. Years and years ago, in the days of Prohibition, legend has it that bootleggers met folks out behind the Cavalier to peddle their wares... can't you just see it?

Walking on the beach we saw dogs having fun with each other and their owners, folks sitting and sunning, surf boarders, swimmers, shells, some jelly fish, boats - military types and commercial shipping, sea gulls, crows, peligans, dophins... all the things you want to see as well as others you had not thought of!


Channon said...

I haven't been to the Cavalier in years! I'm glad you had a nice get-away.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Oh goodness...this looks to have been a delightful get-away! I'm envious -smile-.

Sue said...

It looks wonderful. I miss the beach so much.

Cherri said...

OOOHHHH! What a lovely mini vacation. I'll have to look into it also. Robin called about Wed. I'll call her back this am to give her the OK.

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