Time for ice cream and several more adult beverages before the final band of the evening Dr. John and the Lower 911, a combination of Elton John and Santana (at least in my mind - dressed to kill in a red suit and felt hat).
On Sunday we decided we were a little "museumed-out", so instead of heading to the Air and Space Museum over in Hampton (which I'm sure is great), we drove down to Virginia Beach to check out the Boardwalk. It really wasn't a "beach day" as it was pretty overcast but we figured we'd walk the 3 miles of the boardwalk and enjoy the beach vibe. The Boardwalk turned out to be very different than we anticipated - it was just that, a cement walkway that ran along the beach for 3 miles (it wasn't even made of wood!!!) There were some cool statues along the way - a whole grouping of memorials commemorating the birth of naval aviation which while cool smacked too much of history and museum to us so we didn't spend a lot of time reading all the plaques - after all we'd come to VA Beach to get away from history!
We knew we had the culmination of the Bayou Boogaloo that evening and it didn't disappoint!!! Bob went straight for the mudbugs (as crawfish are called) and he and Doug had a heck of a time biting the heads and sucking the tails!!! Just a little too icky for me but there sure were a ton of people eating them in large quantities - I know they are like little lobsters but somehow they just look bizarre!
Yesterday we were slightly at a loss - there was no more Bayou Boogaloo for us to wander over to - no more cajun delights to sample (which given how much we ate over the prior three days was probably a good thing!!!) - no more New Orleans music to listen to!!! So we decided to take the paddlewheel ferry across the Elizabeth River
Click here to see a Google map of our Nauticus location.