Being so far from the airport was a huge challenge. I left at about 6 a.m on Thursday morning in order to take a scheduled shuttle from the Army base to Kansas City, KS where the airport is located. It too about 2 1/2 hours to get there. Once at the airport I had to wait until 3:30 to board the plane. After a transfer in North Carolina, I finally got to JFK at 10 p.m and my sister picked me up and drove me to her house in NJ.The next morning we drove 6 hours to visit a very good friend in Virginia Beach, VA. I was so glad to be back in the Hampton Roads area even if it was only for a day and a half. I was stationed in Norfolk for 5 years while in the Navy and then stayed there for a few years after my contract was up. I feel really contacted to the Virginia Beach/Norfolk area and it was just so much fun to visit and eat at some of my favorite restaurants.
We tried to do as many things in a day that we could. We went to the beach, ate an amazing Greek restaurant, shopped in a cute historical district in Norfolk and just enjoyed the amazing weather. I have to say I felt rejuvenated after this trip ( which was only like 4 days and half of that was travel!).