We have been here a little over a week. The first few days we stayed at Ocean Pines Campground at Ocean Naval Air Station.
(This is a photo off the website since I didn't remember to take my own while we were there…)
The campground was once a mobile home park they have converted to a campground. The laundry facilities and restrooms are good. But it is about 4 miles from the beach.
After three days, we moved over to Dam Neck where we have reservations. Sea Mist RV campground is where we stayed last year for a couple of months. They opened up 26 new sites and the old portion of the campground is closed until they can finish upgrading it.
Kelly lives in Norfolk with is about 30 minutes away. Last weekend we met some of her friends and had dinner at the Baron Pub in Portsmith. We took the ferry across from Norfolk.
Earlier in the day, Kelly had us go with her to her workout class. Ugh oh…
In fact we all did some of that yesterday. It was the 2nd Annual 'For The Love of Meghan Team' (Susan G. Komen) Run for the Cure here in Virginia Beach. We ran to celebrate the life of Meghan, our daughter-in-law who succumbed to breast cancer 18 months ago at age 28. She ran in a few of these and would be right there with Ricky and Nicos and Pam and Kelly and Lauren and Dan and Ryan J and Ryan H.
We ran to shake our fist at this deadly disease and to raise money and to remind ourselves to check regularly for breast cancer. We saw a number of different messages during the day: 'Save the boobies', 'Check your tatas' etc. Among my favorite is 'Squeeze. And we ran to have fun.
We also ran for survivors Sue (my sister in law), and Barbara (friend from our Hawaii days), and Rebecca (friend from our Korea days) and Gill (next door neighbor in Fairfax). All are doing well now.
It was a beautiful day for a walk or a run.
We are definitely enjoying it here in Virginia Beach. The weather has been fairly warm (low 70's) and only a little rain. We plan to be here until after Thanksgiving.
Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles. Until next time...