It was a great Christmas for us here in Virginia! We had a momentous time with our Habitat friends last Wednesday (more in another post) that got the vacation/holiday time-off mood going. I love the time of the year when everyone says 'Merry Christmas' and 'Happy Holidays'. There is just something special about people wishing everyone well. It is infectious. Kind of like smiling...when you smile, other people smile back.
So we had a nice time at Habitat and Adam arrived at Kelly's house in Norfolk on Thursday. They came out to the campground and we had a nice dinner at Pam's Roadrunner Kitchen along with a couple of Kelly's friends (Nikos and Josh) who stopped by.
Then we went down to the Holiday Light display on the Boardwalk and ran into a massive traffic jam. That was a bad idea. We settled for some ice cream at Chick Filet. That was a good idea. Something wonderful about a brownie ala mode...
On Christmas Eve Day we got together again and went to the Christmas Eve service. We went over to Niko's and Rickie's house and watched a movie and then came home to bed at a decent hour.
On Christmas, we left the campground and got to Kelly's house about 8:45 am.
Next, we went back to the campground and hung around for the rest of the day. Then the snow started.
The white beaches of
The drifts were pretty deep at times. I would have never in a million years expected us to be in snow 7 or 8 inches deep in the Roadrunner! Yet we were and just enjoyed it. We learned how to keep warm with our 30 amp campsite.
Monday came and went and the roads in the Virginia Beach area were a mess. We took Kelly over to her house and the main highways were mostly clear but still had some ice and snow. Meanwhile, Adam drove back to Brooklyn and made it the whole way safely.
We missed our departure day (we had planned on leaving Virginia Beach on Monday) and watched the snow melt a lot. We ventured out and returned a Christmas gift and were encouraged by how much the snow and ice had melted off the roads. The sun was out all day and it got up to 40 degrees.
Pam did a last load of laundry and then we took a short walk on the beach.
Thank you for viewing the Roadrunner Chronicles and hope you are enjoying the holidays. Happy New Year!