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Easter Vacation in Virginia – Day 2: Afternoon Activities and Dinner with Friends

On Good Friday, April 3, we enjoyed the beauty of the morning sunrise.  We went for a walk on the Virginia Beach boardwalk, and we enjoyed lunch at a pancake house.

After lunch, we returned to our hotel. We spent the next 4 hours relaxing, either in our room or on the balcony.  I intended to do a great deal of reading, while on vacation. I found it difficult to concentrate when reading, though. There were just too many photo opportunities afforded from our 8th floor balcony!

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We had never seen horses on the beach.
I really liked watching the horses on the beach!

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The horses were corralled a short way up the beach from our hotel.

_LG13195 4x6The King Neptune statue was visible, when looking to the left from our hotel balcony.

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We walked to the fishing pier earlier in the day.

I saw several dogs who looked like they were enjoying the beach and surf just as much as their human masters.

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We met our friends, Denise and Nic, at 5:00 pm for dinner at Margie and Ray’s Seafood Restaurant. The four of us ordered two Hurricane Margie Platters. The platters cost $37.99 each. Each platter contained generous portions of Shrimp, Scallops, Crab Cakes, Clam Strips, Oysters, Fish Filets, French Fries, Hush Puppies, and Homemade Cole Slaw. There was enough food on one platter to feed all four of us! We each carried out a box filled to the brim. Bob and I planned to reheat our leftovers for Saturday’s dinner.

LJG13241 4x6The four of us at Margie and Ray’s Seafood Restaurant

The last time we had seen Denise was in September 2013, when we vacationed together for a week at the Outer Banks.  We met Nic for the first time during that vacation.  It was so good to see Denise again and to spend more time with Nic, getting to know him better.

LJG13240 4x6I hope 18 months doesn’t pass again, before we see each other!

There is still much more to share with you about our Easter vacation in Virginia, so please come back soon!

3 Responses to “Easter Vacation in Virginia – Day 2: Afternoon Activities and Dinner with Friends”

  1. seniorhiker

    I haven’t seen horses on a beach, either. You certainly had a great view from your hotel. The seafood dinner sounds delicious.

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  2. Betsy Adams

    What a gorgeous beach…. Like George said, we’ve never seen horses on the beach before… Quite different from quiet little Ocean Isle Beach where we go… Did I tell you that we will be going in May? (Probably told you a million times… ha ha )

    Nice to meet up with friends…

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. Eileen

    It is nice to see the horse on the beach, pretty shots. Looks like a nice place for dinner with your friends. Yummy seafood.. Have a happy day!

    Reply

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