I simply returned from a ladies weekend in Cape Charles on the Japanese Shore. Right here is our journey recap, together with a go to to the seashore, a number of seafood, and strolls across the historic downtown.
My two associates, Hillary and Ellen, and I simply returned from a pleasant ladies weekend in Cape Charles!
Hillary and Ellen are my “Survivor Associates.” We love the present and have watched hours upon hours of it collectively. You may recall that 5 years in the past we did an analogous journey to Norfolk the place we had a Survivor Retreat and watched an entire season collectively.
This time we didn’t have a season to look at (we’ve seen all of them!), however we did weave Survivor themed actions into the weekend!
Vacation spot: Cape Charles
We selected the coastal city of Cape Charles on the Japanese Shore for its proximity to Charlottesville (a few three hour drive) and charming downtown.
All of us have adopted the bloggers of Younger Home Love for years, and liked watching them renovate two homes within the city. And so we knew this could be the proper spot for our journey!
If you happen to’d like an excellent overview of Cape Charles or are contemplating a visit, try John and Sherry’s Information to Cape Charles. They lived there for a summer season (earlier than promoting their leases and shifting to Florida!) and we used their publish as a planner for our journey.
We rented a cute home just a few blocks from the seashore
Right here’s the hyperlink on VRBO.
It was excellent for our weekend journey: nice location, cute decor, four bedrooms (we had an additional one) and three full baths.
We drew rocks, Survivor model, to find out who acquired which bed room.
Friday: Style + Kiptopeke
On our drive down we performed “Identify That Tune” to fireside themed songs. (Fireplace = Life in Survivor!)
The drive went so rapidly with out two children within the automobile : )
We stopped at Style to select up sandwiches to take to Kiptopeke State Park for lunch.
The climate was a bit cloudy, however we have been grateful for no rain.
I had a beautiful sandwich on ciabatta and THE BEST SEVEN LAYER BAR!
We ate on the water at a picnic desk with views of the concrete WWII ships now residence to hundreds of birds! They’re so creepy to see on the horizon – like a ghost city of ships.
Afterwards we hike-walked across the park for about an hour earlier than heading to Cape Charles just a few miles extra north.
Downtown Cape Charles
We checked into our rental home and went on an exploratory stroll round downtown Cape Charles.
Naturally our first cease was a go to to the Younger Home Love homes! So cool to see them in particular person. I might have LOVED to remain in one in every of these! (From the appears to be like of VRBO, you’ll be able to hire the Duplex now.)
Downtown Cape Charles was rather more vibrant than I anticipated! Plenty of cute retailers and eating places. Most individuals have been sporting masks, as did we.
Cape Charles Seaside
We knew coming in September was a raffle with the climate, and it was too chilly for swimming.
I might like to convey my household again right here within the summertime! The Chesapeake Bay is calmer than the ocean, and even at excessive tide the water is shallow. There are epic tide swimming pools – excellent for younger children.
We additionally want to come back again when the well-known shaved ice stand is open!
Drinks + Dinner on the Shanty
We had comfortable hour on the porch of our home – cheeses and crackers we introduced in a cooler from residence (plus pimento cheese from Style!). Plus we did a rosé tasting with wines we introduced from residence.
We agreed we wouldn’t eat inside eating places to reduce publicity. We had deliberate to get take out from eating places and eat at our home, however fortunately Friday was heat sufficient to eat outdoors.
On the YHL advice, we went to Shanty for seafood.
It was darkish already – so here’s a flashy pic of our fried oysters, hushpuppies, and paprika Brussels. We additionally had Indignant Calms that have been divine! The service was nice too – shout out to Becky!
Recreation Night time
Hillary and Ellen LOVE video games, and we performed all of them weekend! They taught me how one can play Sushi Go, which was actually enjoyable, after which we performed Jeff Probst bingo! (Sushi = rice = Survivor!)
On Saturday morning we slept in (!), drank espresso, loved yogurt bowls with do-it-yourself pumpkin muffins, and headed out for a walk-run.
I lined about 5 miles between a HIIT run and an influence stroll throughout city.
Lunch: Deadrise Pies and Mason Road Bakehouse
We picked up salads from Deadrise Pies and bread from the Mason Road Bakehouse to DIY lunch at residence.
Blustery Seaside Go to
We had hoped to spend a day on the seashore, studying books and wading into the water.
Nonetheless it was SO windy and sand was blowing in our faces, so we stated whats up and went again to our cozy residence for extra video games!
We performed Azul after which this cool sport with rubies and jewels and loved this scrumptious wine.
Dinner at The Oyster Farm
The Oyster Farm got here really helpful and we selected it for our second night time’s dinner.
Once more we debated between getting take out or sitting out within the open air and the views known as to us! It was a bit chilly, however we liked the vista.
We liked the recent uncooked Virginia oysters paired with Sauvignon Blanc.
And we shared three small plates – Thai shrimp, lobster mac and cheese, and sesame ahi tuna. Plus a beautiful crab dip as an encore!
That pink sundown!
And final however not least, Brown Canine Ice Cream. We had bought two pints from the take away window earlier within the day.
OMG, you guys, this was the very best ice cream! They’d tons of fantastic flavors. We had each Vanilla Caramel Brownie and Pumpkin Candied Pecan and we couldn’t select a favourite.
And that’s a wrap of our weekend in Cape Charles!