I recently took a trip down to Virginia with my auntie for the funeral of a close friend of hers .
I didn’t know the lady but as my auntie isn’t well, somebody had to go with her.
An uber took us down there, it was actually a car driven by my cousin’s boyftiend, who just happens to be an uber driver.
We started out at 8:30am and got to Chesapeake , Virginia at 4:30pm.
The part of Virginia that I know is closest to Washington DC, you know Richmond, Alexandria, Arlington.
We were going past these cities.
We were going to what’s known as the Eastern Shore of Virginia .
That’s cities like Virginia Beach , Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton and Chesapeake .
To get to these cities, you have to go through a lot of tunnels.
One of which is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, which has to be one of the longest tunnels in the United States .
It takes an hour to get through this tunnel, which starts above the Chesapeake Bay, goes underneath it, and back above it.
Just when you thought you were out of this tunnel and entering the city of Virginia Beach , that would be a nope .
You have to go through another section of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, called the Thumble Shoals Channel Tunnel .
After you leave this tunnel, you’re in the really beautiful city of Virginia Beach .
I was stunned at the houses along the Chesapeake Bay and I thought how would I survive living in a beautiful house that is THAT CLOSE to the water.
As if going through those tunnels were fascinating enough, there was another tunnel to go through when we got to Norfolk, Virginia.
It was the Merimac- Monitor Bridge.
Norfolk, Virginia is known for their ship building not only in this century but during the time of the Civil War.
The bridge is a nod to the Civil War history of the area.
The Merimac and Monitor were two ships that did battle in the Civil War.
If I knew how to drive, one of the places I would drive to would be this area.
If you happen to go down to Virginia, go see Richmond the capital by all means.
But make it a point to visit the Eastern Shore of Virginia, you’ll be surprised how different it is from the cities in Virginia that are a little more familiar .
The area is a little more rural, and you’ll be able to go through all those tunnels .