If you missed out on the first two vacation posts click HERE or HERE.
I totally meant to write this post like 3 days ago but I got sidetracked and then I just didn't feel like writing it. It's also hard to recall all the things we did on vacation in chronological order. But I guess that doesn't really matter because you weren't there..... or were you? I don't know what my followers look like, I could have been followed down there. Well Nicole and I weren't molested or murdered so I guess it's all right. Let's get started on day 3.
We went to the beach again that day, well because we were in Virginia Beach, seemed like a logical choice. We didn't rent a cabana, we decided to invest in an umbrella. I manned our camp and Nicole went to pick out an umbrella. She comes back and the thing has a hole in it, so she goes back again. She exchanges it for a bigger one. I dig a hole with my trusty kids shovel that we picked up at the beach shop and reinforced it with some wet sand (I used to work construction, I knew what I was doing).
It turns out to be a really windy day. Our umbrella is only made of plastic and it gets thrown around like a red-headed stepchild (if you are a red-headed stepchild that gets thrown around then I apologize for that remark). It keeps getting flipped inside out and spinning inside the hole. I decide to return this one and upgrade to the cloth umbrella with metal pole and arms, I also pick up an umbrella anchor which the clerk told me I need to combat the wind. I screw in the anchor, fasten the umbrella to it and the wind loses the next several battles. Our umbrella is safe unless there is a hurricane. It was another gorgeous day on the beach and the water was nice and warm again.
Before dinner we decided to take a stroll along the boardwalk and check out the shops. We hit up a place called Jody's, a gourmet popcorn shop, which we went to last year. Besides having delicious popcorn in all sorts of flavors, they let you sample all the popcorn you want so you know that you like it before your purchase. The people working there were very friendly and lots of fun. We knew what we wanted but we wanted to pick it up on the way back so we didn't have to carry it. I don't think they believed us, I think they thought we were just a couple of tourists scoring free popcorn.
When we came back they were so excited and surprised. We had a coupon for Buy one, Get one free so we got Double Cheddar and Chocolate Drizzle, oh so tasty. They have all kinds of flavors; Cheesy Chili, Cinnamon Toast, White Cheddar, Caramel Corn, Kettle Corn and much more. You should check out their WEBSITE and buy a bag, it might be a little pricey but it's gourmet popcorn and well worth it. They have other treats like fudge and other candy but they specialize in popcorn. Damn, I wish I still had some. I finished off my last bag last week.
I can't remember if we got anything else that day but I guess it's not important since I can't remember. For dinner we went to a Murder Mystery Show, I'd never been to one so I was excited. I will give you the quick lowdown because this post is getting rather lengthy. The food wasn't all that great. It was buffet style, there was bbq ribs, fish, chicken and other things which I can't recall. The dessert was a chocolate cake with sprinkles, it was dry and tasted like it was meant for a diabetic.
At least the actual show was entertaining. There were 5 actors if I recall, 4 women and 1 dude. Each of the actors sat at the tables talking to the guests. We were allowed to ask them questions as we ate. Besides the 4 actors that were suspects, the guests turned out to be suspects too. None of them knew it either until the 'sheriff' interrogated them. The 'sheriff' had head shots of celebrities with guests names on them with something written to make them a suspect. It was all really funny, I didn't expect it to be humorous. At the end of the night we had to try and solve the case by writing it down and handing it in. The people who correctly solved it got prizes ranging from booze to t-shirts. All in all it was a fun night. It was a little over priced though, it cost us $80, it was usually $90 per couple but we had a coupon for $10 off. It might have been worth the 80 bucks if the food was better. The food was nothing like the last two places we dined at.
To alleviate our cuisine woes, we decided to get some ice cream at Ben & Jerry's. I can't remember what I got but I remember it being very tasty. That concludes day three of what I remember. Tune into day 4 on ....... I don't actually know what day that will post, just look out for it I guess.