We headed down Friday afternoon. It ended up taking us about an hour and a half longer due to traffic. Gotta love the metro DC area! We went straight to the Shamrock Marathon Packet Pick up and expo and then went to our hotel. The boys were so excited about the weekend.
|The sunrise view from our room|
|Cheering on J and my husband on the boardwalk.|
|The view of the 8K from our hotel room|
|Focused determination before his race!|
|A view of the finish line|
The rest of the day was spent on the beach and at the indoor pool at the hotel. K and J loved playing in the waves. They are brave kids. The water was so cold!! Later that day we went to mass and then to dinner and headed back to the hotel for the night.
|As close as A would get to the ocean . . . smart boy!|
Sunday, I took a little 26.2 mile run around Virginia Beach. (A separate post on that is coming soon).
Monday morning, the weather was PERFECT. We were drawn to the beach by a passing aircraft carrier and then got to see a pod of dolphins!! J proclaimed that it was the best moment of his life! The boys played in the waves some more, and then, of course, we had to use the indoor pool one more time before we checked out of the hotel. After check out, we took one more walk along the beach to see the statue of Neptune and the sand sculptor from the race before we got in our van to come home.
|Not the best picture of the dolphins. But you can see them. I took this one after running down the beach to try to get a shot after they swam away from where we were.|
|The medals from all our races!|