I've mentioned before that we are an ocean loving family. Not just in the summer, but in all seasons. We all ventured to the beach for a break together this past week. Our youngest grands were off from school for Spring Break and this was the perfect time to have a look at our beautiful ocean in Virginia Beach.
We spent the week enjoying some pretty days and some rainy days. It was okay because we had many German Checker tournaments and most importantly time together.
Miles loves his long board and agreed to let Alex ride the wind for a few blocks down the boardwalk. The wind was quite bitingly cold that day, but how can you not appreciate the beauty of the day.
Miles preferred to ride the entire length of the boardwalk on his long board under his own steam. The length of the boardwalk is 2.6 miles and of course he traveled both ways. We didn't walk that far, but we did enjoy walks as well.
Each pretty day we made our way to the Neptune sculpture. This piece was placed here in 2005 and is the work of a Richmond artist, P. Dipasquale.
Neptune is quite large as you can see and is a lovely focal point on the boardwalk.
We were able to enjoy time by the pool and one of us even went in. One afternoon we wanted to sit on the sand and take in a closer view. The sun was so warm and inviting, but the ocean needs to warm up a lot before any of us will be venturing in.
The bike trail is full of beautiful pansies that really love living by the ocean. Virginia Beach does a wonderful job of landscaping the property adjacent to the ocean.
In my family growing up and in my children's childhood and now adulthood, we bid the sand and the ocean goodbye until we are fortunate to see her again. ♥