Friday, October 29, 2010

Hampton, VA

Hello Everybody,

We spent the day in Hampton, Va. Arrived last night and are staying at the Hampton Public Piers for two nights. The boats for the Caribbean 1500 are assembling here in Hampton, and are supposed to leave on Monday, Nov 1. Also power boaters are coming for the Hampton University football game tomorrow. So Sat morning we are moving across the river and anchoring in Portsmouth, VA and waiting for some friends to arrive from Deltaville via their boat.

Today we went to the Virginia School of Hair Design after breakfast. I got a $5 haircut, and Joy got a facial, manicure and pedicure. The total cost was $45 for everything. The students have to do about 1,500 hours. The lady who cut my hair is doing a career change from nursing to hair cutting. She does not want to work the night shifts as a nurse.

After Virginia School of Hair Design, we split up. Mom went to Hampton University Art Museum, and I went to the Virginia Air and Space Museum which is next door to our dock. They had a good IMAX 3D movie about building the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Lot of good exhibits, better than some of the exhibits at the Smithsonian Air Museum.

Tonight we are going out to dinner at Marker 20, popular restaurant that has bands on Friday and Saturday night.

Then tomorrow morning we have to move across the river and anchor at Hospital Point and wait for Chuck and Patty.

ps The only camera store in Hampon went out of business. We hope to buy one at the next city, Elizabeth, VA.

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