Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Virginia Beach

ACTIVE LIVING
Robert Orben once said that "a vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it." While, I am fully aware that Orben's statement can be true for some families, it surely was not true for my family this past week.

Last Monday my family and I vacationed at Virginia Beach. We only had a few days to do everything our little hearts desired, so our days were jam packed with activities. To ensure that everyone would have a great time I developed an itinerary - with everyone in mind - that included activities/destinations and estimated arrival times.

Our trip started with touring Norfolk's Botanical Garden; I knew my mother would enjoy it, however I was surprised by how much I reveled in it. Afterwards, I planned for us to go to the Nauticus, tour the Battleship Wisconsin, and see vintage boats at the Classic Craft: Bill Hoover Boat Collection nearby for my father. Also, we did a little shopping at the MacArthur Center for my sister, we visited the Chrysler Museum of Art as well as a little bead shop called The Bead Goes On  for the one and only - me - and of course we all enjoyed some sun at the beach. Our trip was loaded with activities and fun for everyone. Here I share with you a few pictures from my family vacation.

My sister & I standing with a Mermaid at Norfolk's Botanical Garden (NBG)/ Some flowers potted creatively in rain boots at NBG/ My mother sniffing a Magnolia flower at NBG.

More pictures taken at Norfolk's Botanical Garden. 

Me with a Mermaid near Nauticus.

Battleship Wisconsin (BW)/ Me with huge chains on the BW/ A beautiful site to see on the BW
   

More pictures of me along with a picture of my parents on the Battleship Wisconsin.





Beautiful Cameo vases at the Chrysler Museum/ A table of beads at the Bead Goes On/ A work of art by John Miller at the Chrysler Museum. 


Virginia Beach/ Inside a vintage boat at the Classic Craft exhibit/ An eel seen at the Nauticus. 




More art seen at the Chrysler Museum. 

18 comments:

  1. Fantastic photographs, I love your dress in the first image :)

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  2. I love Virginia Beach and want to go back. What a great itinerary! It looks like you all had such a blast.

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    1. Yes, we all really enjoyed ourselves. If I could I would go back again, too.

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  3. Great pictures! My patents used to live near Virginia Beach before I was born, but I've never been. Thanks for checking out my blog! Following you! Love for u to follow back!

    www.everydaywitharedhead.blogspot.com

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  4. Such great photos, you look like you had fun :) Love your colorful dress in the first pics!

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  5. Thanks for the comment on my blog, following you now..can you follow me back, thanks hun :)

    www.foreveryoungnfab.com

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  6. Thank you ladies for following. I am now following the both of you - Kristen and the young face behind "Forever Young n Fab."

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  7. Your photos are awesome!!! My family loves going on vacations together and we're pretty adventurous as well.

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  8. Great pictures! I love the dress in the first pic! Thanks for the comment on my blog btw and I'm now following you...don't forget to follow back, thanks :)

    Sam
    lilmissbuttercup.blogspot.com

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  9. Amazing! :)

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.com.es/

    xoxo

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  10. I would have loved the Chrysler Museum <3 I love that you got a little bit of everything in there for your whole family. I hope my next vacation goes just as smoothly :)

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    1. I'm sure it will with some thoughtful planning...and thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Oh wauw what a great post and photo's,
    love the first dress! Colorfull!

    XOX
    www.Jazzybelleslife.com
    JazzyBelle <3!

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  12. Great pics....looks like you had a great time!

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    1. I did! And thanks for following me. I am now following you, too.

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  13. nice post girl

    xx m

    thisishowwerule.blogspot.com

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