Visiting Friends in Virginia
Trip Start May 01, 2008
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We had just managed to get in touch with some great friends of ours from the middle east...... they have just relocated (and by that I mean they arrived last week) to Virginia, Di and Eddie West, plus the 2 kiddies Noah and Madeline. They are starting new jobs, looking for a house, cars, schools, day care all while living in a hotel. So we decided this would obviously be the best time to visit!!!
We arrived on Tuesday afternoon and found a state park right in the middle of Hampton that had a few places for motor homes
Di had to go to Washington on Wednesday so instead of trying to fit a visit in we decided to drive out to the Outer Banks, a long string of islands and sandbars in the Atlantic. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Banks this is where the Wright brothers did all there experimental flights and finally managed to do controlled powered flights. We visited the museum and national monument dedicated to them.
On Thursday we met with Eddie and the kids after Eddie finished work and spent the evening catching up.
Friday we decided to go to Busch Gardens, the theme park belonging to Anhieser Busch the Brewery. It was the first day of the Howl-o-scream festival they have every year in honour of Halloween. We had a great day!! The park was empty and we did not have to queue for any rides, we literally got off the ride walked around and got back on!! We did every roller coaster at least 5 times, trying out front and back to see which was better...
Di got back from Washington on Friday evening so we had saturday together. They showed us the new house they are about to close on, its in a lovely neighbor hood in Yorktown. A 5 bedroom colonial style which is very nice and they can grow into it. The sooner the better.... living out of suitcases in a hotel with kids is not easy and Di and Eddie are making the best of it. Toby took Eddie to look at some cars and get an idea what they can get in their budget. We also took the kiddies to the park, where Noah ran us ragged in the Fort Fun. We were really happy to see them all and catch up during the huge move back to the states. Di, Eddie, Noah and Maddie we love you... good luck with getting set up and we will see you real soon!!
And now we are heading back across Virginia to pick up where we left off!!