Friday, July 6, 2018

A Mini Vacay

Last week I had a few days off of work so I went to Virginia Beach to visit some friends. I thought I'd share a few highlights for our Friday 5 today.

 I didn’t get done working until very late the night before so I didn’t get on the road as early as I would have liked to the following day.

I didn’t arrive to my friend’s house until early evening. We hung out by the pool and then she made spaghetti with homemade meat sauce……delicious! We started to watch the 2nd season of 13 Reasons Why. I didn’t think I would like it but it has me intrigued and I will continue to watch it. 





The next morning we walked the whole length of the boardwalk, then it was time for her to go to work and I was meeting another friend for brunch.  

After brunch we went back to my friend's house and just caught up since we haven’t seen each other in a while.  We later met some other friends out for happy hour and then my other friend and I went to the Cavalier for dessert. This is pretty iconic for Virginia Beach. It was the hot spot back in the day and recently just got renovated and reopened. It is very nice!  



The following day I met a friend for Top Golf. I have lived in this area for several years and have never gone. It was pretty fun. It was like a driving range that had different holes that were based on a points system. So it was a friendly competition. 



Spoiler alert, I beat my friend! After golf we went to Y Not Wednesday. This is a summer concert series that goes on every Wednesday in Town Center. It is sponsored by a local pizza shop Y Not Pizza. There are beer and wine tickets you can also purchase. 



                After that, we treated ourselves to a Cold Stone waffle bowl! 

The next morning we ran 11 miles in First Landing State park and then enjoyed some IHOP pancakes. It was such a fun week visiting friends. I just wish I could have stayed longer. There were many other things that I wanted to do and didn’t have time for.  -L



34 comments:

  1. Sounds like a perfect mini-vacation! I have been to VA Beach several times - always for races. There are several restaurants that we love to visit each time we are there. Your beach picture makes me want to go. Not sure if we will get to the beach at all this year! Hubby has used up all of his vacation days.! :(

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    1. They have some of the best seafood down there.

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  2. Sounds like a ton of fun! Our town has free concerts on Wednesdays too, but we've never been. Lately it's been too hot!

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  3. Sounds like a fun little vacation. They are perfect for refreshing the mind! The concert sounds fun! Our town has free concerts but they don’t have beer! (My first comment seems to have disappeared, so I hope I’m not doubling up)

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    1. It is such a process because you have to get ID and get a bracelet, then you have to buy the tickets, then you have to wait in line to get your drink.

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  4. I have not been to Virginia beach in so long. Top golf is fun isn't it?

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    1. I'm surprised, it isn't that far from you. Yes Top Golf was fun, but I wouldn't be rushing back!

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  5. That sounds like the perfect mini-vacay! I need to get to the beach.

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    1. For being at the beach for a few days, I didn't really lay out and enjoy it...too hot..haha

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  6. How much fun! Isn't summer the best?!

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  7. Sounds like a fun little vay cay! Do you mind driving down to VA Beach? I feel like that is a pretty long haul.

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    1. Yes it is, but I have done it so many times that I am used to it.

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  8. So this is like the 3rd time I've seen someone mention Top Golf just this morning. This must be the new thing to do!!!

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    1. I was reading another blog recently that said they went to Top Golf and I thought hmm I guess they have them in other cities I was not aware of that. Maybe it is becoming more popular.

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  9. Looks like a fun few days! I've never been to Virginia Beach - thanks for sharing that!

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  10. I am so envious! This is exactly what I need right at this moment! So glad you had fun, even if it was short-lived.

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  11. I tried Top Golf, and was awful! I realized my form was the same as the young girl in the group next to us. It was fun though, and I was a bit sore from the twisting whenever I hit the ball.

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    1. I had some doozies as well, but overall not too bad.

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  12. I love VA beach! I had friends who were stationed there and one the weekends, we would drive up from NC and we had so much fun! Although, it was kind of annoying with all the AF aircrafts flying above. :) Looks like the mini vacay was a lot of fun!

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    1. After awhile you just get used to it....haha.

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  13. Sounds like an awesome mini vacation! I went to Virginia Beach in March for the Shamrock Marathon and loved the town - so much to do and great places to eat.

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    1. Yes there is, but March is an awful time to go. It always seems to be a yucky weekend for Shamrock.

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  14. Yay for a mini vacation! Virginia Beach looks like a fun spot to visit!

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    1. It really is. It's even better after the summer when there are not many tourists.

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  15. I was only at Virginia Beach once when I was younger for a vacation, but I'd love to go again. I've also never been to Top Golf, but it looks like a lot of fun!

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    1. It was! I have never been either. I didn't know until recently that they were in other cities as well.

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  16. What a fun getaway! I’m glad you had so much fun with your friends! :)

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  17. Sounds like an awesome mini-vacation!

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  18. Sounds like a really fun getaway! I've been to Virginia beach a few times but its been awhile. I may need to plan a time to go back!

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    1. It's probably my favorite beach. I am probably biased since I've lived there though.

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