Southeast Coast Trip – Day 7 (Virginia)

Since the Assateague lighthouse opened at 9 in the morning, I wanted to get out there a little earlier in hopes of seeing the famous wild ponies. And my timing was perfect, as many of the ponies were out and about right along the road. I also got a chance to check out the rest of the wildlife refuge before I finally went up in the lighthouse. I then made my way back south, stopping in Eastville to play the two 18-hole courses at the park there.

I then drove back through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and went over to Fort Story to see the Cape Henry lighthouse. Much to my amazement, there was not one but two lighthouses there – the old one from 1792 and the new one from 1881. And even though the new one wasn’t open to thwe public, the old one was and it marked the oldest lighthouse I had ever been in. It was especailly cool viewing the new light from inside the old light. I then took a walk on the beach where I got some great photos of both lighthouses together.

I next went to the Virginia Beach disc golf course that I used to play alot back 15 years ago, and I forgot how much fun and crowd that course was. I was hoping to also hit the course down the road at Virginia Wesleyan College, but I wasn’t allowed on campus since I wasn’t a student at this private school. I then drove to downtown Norfolk to meet up with my dad, my sister and my niece for dinner. Unfortunately, my father didn’t tell me he had changed hotels and when I couldn’t fnd their room, I then realized the mistake. I finally did meet up with everyone and had a nice dinner at the California Pizza Kitchen.

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