Did you miss me over the past week? During my little blogging break, we headed to Virginia Beach for Spring Break. I thought I would share a few photos of what we were up to.
This is the photo from the balcony of our room. The absolute best part was that we could watch the dolphins swimming around every morning. That is a sight that I would never tire of.
We spent a day a Colonial Williamsburg. (Liz is dressed in a period costume.) There was so much to see. We spend an entire day there and I feel like we saw only about 1/3 of it. We will definitely head back there if we are in the area again.
We also visited the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. Very fun!
Of course we spent some time on the beach. Liz was very disappointed that it was too cold to swim in the ocean when we were there. (It warmed up the day we were leaving.) Liz decided to put her feet in the ocean even though we told her it was cold and she promptly ran back out.
And this was the main event! Liz was fencing in the North American Youth Cup. She was the only one from her club that went. I’ll spare you the photo but there was over 30 fencing strips and an area for wheelchair fencing. It was HUGE! There were a lot of fabulous fencers including the Northwestern University Fencing team and London bound athletes such as Tim Morehouse. (The April 15th photo on his blog of the Olympic Men’s Saber team was taken here!)
Check out that lunge! Liz is on the right in this photo. She fenced really well but the competition was tough. She didn’t finish as well as she hoped but had a great time. We are so proud of her!
Lastly, before we left we rented one of these contraptions (a surrey?) and road up and down the boardwalk.
It was a really fun vacation but it feels really good to be home sleeping in my own bed.
I hope you have a great week!