Day 4 of 4 States in 4-Days: Virginia

Day 4 of our adventure began with a little extra snooze time—I must’ve needed it! I woke up feeling refreshed from a great night’s sleep. Breakfast was our usual eggs, but this time with a bonus—bacon! I was craving sausage, but no luck there.

It was bittersweet knowing that today marked the end of our journey, a mix of contentment from the experiences we’d had and a touch of sadness that it was all coming to a close.

Newport News, VA

We started our day by exploring Victory Landing Park, we found ourselves momentarily lost before finding our path. Eventually, we found a spot to park, soaked in the sun and cool breeze and enjoyed the tranquil beauty around us. We stayed for about an hour, simply soaking in the beauty of the place. The distant calls of seabirds, and the peaceful atmosphere made it easy to lose track of time.

Virginia Beach, VA

Next up was Virginia Beach. The sun blazed down. We strolled along the boardwalk, taking in the sights. I wish we’d booked a room at one of the beachside inn we passed, so we could’ve taken a dip before heading out.

We ended up at Ocean Eddies Seafood Restaurant for snacks, enjoying delicious calamares and a refreshing sundae. The calamares were perfectly cooked, crispy on the outside and tender inside, while the sundae was a delightful treat, a perfect way to cool down on such a hot day.

As the day unfolded, I made time to pick up some souvenirs. Though I found a few lovely items, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I should have ventured a bit further off to find something truly unique and special.

Our adventure concluded with a grand buffet feast at Yukai Japanese & Seafood Buffet, where I indulged in sushi, salmon, oysters, shrimp, and more. As we savored each bite, I couldn’t help but reflect on the memories made and the bonds forged throughout our journey—a perfect ending to an unforgettable adventure, a day filled with joy, laughter, and a deep appreciation for the beauty and richness of our experiences.

Lessons Learned

This trip taught me a lot of valuable lessons:

  1. Embrace the unexpected. Getting lost at Victory Landing Port reminded me that the best experiences come from unplanned moments. Embrace detours and let us see where they lead.
  2. Take time to appreciate. Taking time to simply sit and enjoy surroundings can be incredible rewarding.
  3. Prepare for all conditions. The intense heat at Virginia Beach highlighted the importance of being prepared. Next time, booking accommodations will enhance the experience.
  4. Venture the Beaten Path. While the main attractions are always appealing, sometimes the most unique souvenirs and experiences are found by exploring a bit further.
  5. Savor the Journey. The grand buffet was a reminder to savor every moment, every bite and every experience. It’s the journey and the memories created along the way that truly matter.

Overall, the trip was a wonderful blend of adventure, relaxation and personal growth.