We are now going to NORFOLK, VIRGINIA. Um. Blah. Meh. Our first move in 2001 was to Alexandria, Virginia. Norfolk is about 190 miles (3.5 hours) southeast. I used to travel there for work trips, and I was not that impressed. I was so upset when Jason told me, devastated. I wanted to live close to our family, I wanted to live in California. Boo. I am sure Norfolk is awesome, but part of me feels like I've been there, done that. Send me anywhere on the East Coast, why there... Jason does like to remind it could be worse and we could be stuck going to Cape May NJ, or somewhere else just as horrible (so I will count my blessings).
ANYWAY. Enough of the pessimistic attitude. I know (and I have to believe) that we were sent there for a reason. The promotion is a blessing, and likewise everything that comes with it (whether I like it or not, right now). Jason's new job will be very good for his career and schooling, and I have heard good things about some of the programs and schools there for the boys. Even though we are going to be living so far from our family again, at least we still get to go home and see everyone this summer... and I am planning the most AWESOME road-trip ever. Norfolk here we come!
There were a lot of things that I loved about Virginia the first time we lived there, and I am excited to see and do those things again: Fireworks at the Capitol for the 4th of July, all the Smithsonian Museums, 6 hours from New York, 12 hours from Orlando and one of my bestest friends up in Maine. All the beautiful fall colors, and FIREFLIES, and Christmas time actually feeling like Christmas! We are still very close to the beaches (even though they are not as awesome) and a lot of historical sites. We will find plenty of things to do, and love, about Norfolk. And maybe, just maybe, in 4 years when we are getting ready to move, I will be just as sad that I have to leave. Maybe.
Norfolk here we come, get ready!