Thursday, September 9, 2010
We still have a few rooms available for the weekend of Sept 17. Festa Italiana will take place at the 17th St Park just a couple of blocks away. Lots of Italian food and drink. There'll be folk and ball room dancing on the Boardwalk, Italian cooking demonstrations, and Rat Pack impersonators.. In the sky overhead watch some of the performers of the 2010 Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show! The Air Show begins Friday night with a special twilight show followed by two days of precision flying by numerous show groups including, of course, the Blue Angels. Sunday night the action moves to the Boardwalk at the 31st St Neptune Park where the Blue Angels will mix with the crowd as Navy jets perform Afterburner flyovers and parachutists drop in formation and coast to landings on the beach. For model train enthusiasts there is the Tidewater Model Train Show and Sale at the Convention Center. Kids of all ages will love to see the various guage train exhibits and layouts. Stay at Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast to enjoy these weekend events.
Summer is officially over, we can now take our Golden Retriever, Molly, back to the boardwalk and beach until next Summer. Things quieted down overnight Labor Day. The beach was deserted Tuesday afternoon, although it was another beautiful day and the water temperature was still 80. Molly enjoyed digging a pool and lying in it as the waves washed over her! Sept 11 weekend is Blues At the Beach featuring 10 different blues bands for two days at the 17th St Park. There'll be Big Band music and Jazz by Charles Darden Orchestra at the 31st St Stage. Also, this is the same weekend as the Neptune Wine Festival at the 31st Street Park. For a fixed entry fee, sample some (or all!) of the more than 20 fine Virginia Wines and listen to music by several bands playing throughout the day. Virginia bands "Rock Star Parking" and "Butter" will be playing at the 7th St Stage. Our full house will enjoy music all weekend. Some may venture to the Military Aviation Museum to watch the P-51 Mustang fly and enjoy the RC dogfights over the field. Others will be hiking in First Landing State Park and some will just head to the beach for some of the best weather we've had this year.