Thursday September 8, 2016
We had to leave Ashland because Americamps was booked for the NASCAR race this weekend. We moved 51 miles to Williamsburg RV and Camping Resort.This is a Thousand Trails campground. We are not Thousand Trails members, but they give Passport America member discounts. So we got 50% off everyday except Friday and Saturday. It is a good thing, because there was not much to like about this campground.50 amp, water, sewer, No cable and No internet. When you get to a Thousand Trails campground, you park by the office and then go look for a site you like. This campground is very tight, the roads are narrow and the grounds are full of tree roots. We looked at about 6 different sites. It averaged out to $40.88 a night including tax. It was expensive for what we got.We found this one that Cliff could wedge into.We probably would have moved, but the site was close to Dad and everything else we wanted to see. Plus when we made the reservation it was less than 2 weeks from arrival and they required a non-refundable full payment. A live and learn moment.
Now on to better things. We got to spend Friday with Dad in Richmond.
Friends that we stay in touch with were traveling back to Northern Virginia from Virginia Beach. Since they are now retired, they decided to stop in Williamsburg and have dinner with us. They are not full timers yet, but we met them at Blueberry Hill RV Resort this past spring.We met for dinner at Captain George’s. They have a seafood buffet and all-you-can-eat crab legs. Yeah, we are in heaven.We had such a good time with Barbara and Keith Sefton. They have a Motorhome and tow a Jeep. We asked the waiter to take our picture. Which he did.Then he suggested we turn around so that you can see the restaurant in the background. It was a really cool place and the crag legs were awesome. While at dinner, Keith and Barbara, suggested we go to the Oceana Air Show with them tomorrow near Virginia Beach.
Saturday September 10, 2016We followed Keith and Barbara to the Navy Air Station. This is a 3 day event.It draws almost 300,000 people over the 3 days and it is FREE.That is their Jeep in front. From this point, the traffic was crazy and the Navy personnel would not let us stay in the same lanes which meant we were not able to park close to each other either.Big hanger where the Navy is painting parts.F/A-18C Hornet – it was Loud and Fast.After the pilots put on a show, they land and drive by the crowd to wave.Another Hornet painted in camouflage colors.These planes were so loud and fast. It was a lot of fun to watch.But it was hot. We had some clouds and a breeze, which definitely helped.There is a narrator, but it was sometimes hard to hear.This is the Geico Skytypers flying unit based in Long Island, NY.They fly restored WWII aircraft.The F/A-18F Super Hornet was so loud it made my insides shake. Keith put a video of this monster on facebook.He went straight up too.It was very impressive. There were a LOT of people here.This is the USAF Heritage Flight. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The Heritage Flight program was founded in 1997. Flight performances of current fighter/attack aircraft flying with World War II, Korea and Vietnam era fighters display USAF airpower history. It was very dramatic. Then came the Blue Angels. Crazy!They fly so close together.The Blue Angels’ mission is to enhance Navy and Marine Corps recruiting efforts and to represent the naval service of the United States.One is upside down.Now 2 are upside down and 2 are normal. Check out the tower to the right. They were watching everything. It made me feel very safe.The Blue Angels serve as positive role models and goodwill ambassadors for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.Since its inception in 1946, the Blue Angels have performed for more than 427 million fans.It was incredible. This was the first air show for Cliff, so we are so glad Keith and Barbara invited us to go. The ultimate boathouse.There were several bridges and underwater tunnels between Williamsburg and Virginia Beach.It took us 1.5 hours to get to the airshow and over 3 hours to get back because of all the people leaving.
We really enjoyed the day. It was an incredible experience.