Sunday, June 12, 2011

Harborfest and other happenings

We have gotten into the full swing of summer thanks to these ridiculous heat waves we've been having! (I mean really? 98 degrees in May? Send me back to Wisconsin! ;)) It started with Memorial Day. We finally tried out our beach, and it was great! It's on the bay, not the ocean, so it's really shallow. It's not bad though for going out and playing on the beach and jumping in to cool off. And it's right in our back yard!

I had the rest of that next week off school because they cancelled class for the annual AAPA conference which nobody went to. I enjoyed a fairly laid back week around here. Burke took off work for a couple of days so we could play. We went to the oceanfront in Virginia Beach. I was worried it would be super crowded, but it wasn't too bad, and it's a great beach, so um, feel free to come see us anytime!

We also went to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, which we really enjoyed. The weather cooled off a bit that day so it was practically perfect. It's a beautiful place!

Then my mom, dad, and little brother Dillon came to visit! They hadn't been up to see us yet and we had a good time. We went to the Nauticus museum and toured the battleship and went to the beach. It was so fun to have them here!

This weekend was Norfolk's Harborfest, a big party at a park on the harbor in downtown. We went on Friday night trying to catch some of the shows, but it was raining. We saw one band play for a bit under a tent, but then they closed down the park because of the lightening. Saturday we went for a couple of hours and met up with our friends the Lundells and the Grays. We had a ton of fun hanging out with the kids and touring the boats and playing in the fountains. It was seriously so hot.
So with that preview, we think we'll be having a fun summer here in Norfolk!