We took a short vacation last week to the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Sorry to say it was very disappointing. The Norfolk traffic is always a mess. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel is highly overpriced, and the return trip cost us more because it was on the weekend. Out on the Eastern Shore there was no access to the ocean and the only place you could get to the bay (without paying) was at Cape Charles. It looked like a nice beach and pier, but it was raining so we didn’t stay there long. We stayed in Exmore, did a little shopping, and ate out. I prefer the Outer Banks in North Carolina, but I keep thinking that we have everything we want right at home. All we need to do is unplug the telephone. God has blessed us with a wonderful place to live!
November 10 was our 32nd wedding anniversary, and we took a trip to Front Royal. We stayed at a motel in Middletown. Thirty-two years ago we spent our honeymoon at Natural Bridge. This time, we took the northern part of Route 11. Front Royal says it is the canoe capital of Virginia, but we didn’t see any canoes. I also didn’t see any fishing stores.
The Touch of Italian is a great restaurant in Middletown. We enjoyed our dinner there. We saw some historical sites and swam in the pool at the motel. On the way home, we took the Skyline Drive. I knew that there was a fee to drive on it. That’s why I have never been on it. I was surprised at the $20 price. If we didn’t have a Senior Pass for Federal parks, I would have turned around. There are some advantages in growing old! It was a pretty drive, but the speed limit was too slow. We did see two small bears! It was good to slow down and get away.