This past week has been a complete fog. I spent the long weekend in Virginia Beach, VA for the Rock N Roll Half Marathon event and I’m still recovering from 13.1 miles and seeing King Neptune. It was a really fun trip, had a good run, some really good food and enough coffee and knitting to to fill 16 hours in a car.
Hubs and I traveled with two other couples who are not only good friends, but great running buddies as well. A few days before the trip, the ladies decided that we would bring our knitting projects. This is one activity I can do while sitting in a car and not feel nausea setting in like when I try to read a book or magazine. We worked on them the whole trip down and the whole trip back! It was the first time I tried circular knitting needles and I loved them. So, at the crack of dawn on Friday, we piled into a car and set out for a 9 hour drive south.
We arrived and checked in to our hotel and I have to say, there is something about having a beach front view. I love the ocean. It is my happy place.
Our group decided to go to the race expo, grab our bibs and swag bags, then take a spin around the booths to see what was available. After an hour, we were hungry and ready to grab some eats. Hubs was the winner of the gold star award as he found an air conditioned convention center bus that was free and would take us down to the beach. Score! Our driver Mike was very nice and gave us a recommendation for our dinner spot- Waterman’s. Score again! The restaurant was right next to the stage where we were going later to see the Steve Miller Band.
We placed our name on the waiting list and grabbed a few beers and snacks at the bar. Waterman’s is famous for their signature drink known as the Orange Crush- which was sneaky good- but they should be world famous for their appetizer of Buffalo Tuna Bites- because these little nuggets were off- the- hook!
If you ever are in Virginia Beach, and are at Waterman’s, order this dish. You won’t regret it!
After a great meal and a super concert and boogying in the sand, we walked the boardwalk back to the hotel and slept like rocks!
Saturday brought us down by the sea for a lovely walk, then a relaxing lunch at CP Shucker’s, another winner in the eats department. A nice little sports bar with a smoker out back that makes the most incredible Pulled Pork Sandwiches
and Teriyaki Chicken wings.
Not that I would know this or anything….
Next day was race day and was hot, hot, hot…with a sprinkle of rain here and there. I’m SO glad the sun didn’t come out, because I’m not sure I would have been able to finish the 13.1 mile trek.
But, finish I did and was happy to place this cool finishers medal around the neck.
Enjoying CP Shuckers the day before, we decided to return again after noticing they had a nice big patio off to the side as the race route brought us by the pub that morning.
So back we went for a couple pitchers of cold beer and
outrageous Cab Mac N Cheese
and Bacon Wrapped Scallops. Great, great food. Another must stop to place on your list!
With full bellies, and in need of a nap, we walked back to the hotel and said hello to King Neptune- This is by far, my favorite statue in Virginia Beach! He’s SO COOL!
I’m going to end here and save the rest of the story for next week. Such a fun time and I’m glad that I could stick my toes into the Atlantic Ocean, albeit brief.
Have a great weekend.
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