Monday, February 13, 2012

Weekend Getaway

Back in early December we planned a mini trip for this past weekend 180 miles south to Virginia Beach.  My mom and dad met us there, and we had a chance to visit with my aunt and uncle, 2 cousins, and their spouses.  We packed so much into a short trip that I don't have a makeover to share with you today.  BUT, I do have some trip highlight photos for you!
 We were so excited to have an oceanfront room with a little balcony.
 The "unobstructed" view from the room.
 Hey look!  Mom and Dad's room is just a few down from ours!
 We were driven back into the hotel room by the cold, and by the seagulls hoping for a snack.
 On Sunday we headed to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center.  They have an IMAX movie theater, and we got to see Wild Ocean in 3D.  It was incredible!
 I had never seen a bobwhite before.  How cute are these little softball sized bellies?
 This guy cracked me up.  He stood here on the bottom like this the whole time we hung out at this display.
 Komodo dragons- roar!
 We all sat in this aquarium tunnel reef exhibit for quite awhile as Sophie tried to locate all of the different tropical fish on her chart.  Nana is always grinning from ear to ear when Sophie is around!
 Jellyfish are such amazing creatures.  I don't care to see them beside me in the ocean, but watching them gracefully swim around the tank was really nice!
I hope you enjoyed my little tour :)  Now I'm off to pack packages, grocery shop, and do the trip laundry.  Did you do anything fun this weekend?  Anything big on tap for this week?  Do tell!


Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

Oh my word Jennie! Was it you that poked your head out the window to get that photo of your Dad?
It looked sooooo high up! I would have been petrified! LOL :D

Your photos look fantastic, and it looks like you had a real good time there!
I hope you had a time to relax and to actually rest up a bit as well :o)

Have a great week my lovely lady, and take care.
Sending you love and hugs as always,
Donna xxOOxx

Ma said...

Great pictures!! Thanks for sharing your adventure with all of us!!

Ribbons Undone said...

Awww--I love this type of family fun! I smiled while reading this post and viewing your family pix. Thanks for sharing!