We left Assateague yesterday morning. The sunrise was really pretty, and we were able to roll out pretty early.
|Sunrise at Assateague|
We headed south down the Maryland/Delaware/Virginia peninsula, and took a detour over to Chincoteague to see the NASA Visitor Center. They had some neat exhibits, including one auditorium kinda thing where they projected movies onto a sphere. (They also had really fast internet, which was great after being offline for a few days!)
|Rockets at the NASA Visitor Center in Chincoteague|
It was around noon as we left Chincoteague, we just kept heading south down the peninsula, through Maryland, then into Virginia! We drove south on land for a few hours, and then we got to go over and under the Chesapeake Bay on this causeway/bridge/tunnel, which was really cool! At one point, we did a U-turn (coming right up out of a tunnel!) to see what ended up just being a rest stop, so we did some careful maneuvering and somehow managed to turn around and get back going the right way.
|Before going over the bridge|
|Going into the water|
|The view from the bridge|
Once we got into Virginia, there did some to be a difference. It wasn't much warmer than Assateague, but somehow it felt a whole lot like Florida, right around Orlando where my mom's sister lives. There were either very expensive-looking cars, or very old cars, it seemed -- no middle ground! Anyway, we drove south through Chesapeake/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, and to a BoondockersWelcome place just inside North Carolina, in a little town called Moyock.
Our hosts invited us to church this morning, which was very nice. They go back into Virginia for church, which is cool. After church, we went to a laundromat on the outskirts of the city, because it's been a while since we've done any laundry. The church we went to this morning is having a community Thanksgiving dinner tonight, and I think we're going to that. It's cold and rainy outside (but no snow!) so I don't think we'll be doing much outside. When we were up in Canada a month or so ago, it was supposed to be about 80 down here, but I guess we're a little late. It's 71 in Florida though!
|There's a palm tree -- we can't be that far from Florida!|