2018 Virginia Beach Planning

2018 Majestic
2018 “Majestic” by Seibert Realty

We’ve reserved a beautiful house for the 2018 Virginia Beach trip.

See Majestic

This gorgeous semi-oceanfront beach home offers over 4000 square feet of space with room for the entire family.  Beach access is just across the street. The huge 3rd floor Great Room offers plenty of leather seating as well as a 52″ Flat Panel TV and open access to the dining area with multiple tables to seat our whole family. The Kitchen is a chef’s dream with Granite Countertops, 2 Ovens, 2 Dishwashers and plenty of space to create those gourmet delights! There’s a total of 13 Bedrooms and 13 full baths (2 with Jetted Tubs) and two half baths including 10 King Master Suites and One Queen Suite.

The first floor Recreation Room features a Theater area with a 72″ Flat Panel TV, Blu-ray Disc player and Surround Sound – plus a Pool Table, Air Hockey Table and Foosball Table. There’s also a Wetbar with a full size refrigerator that’s conveniently located by the pool for easy access to snacks and beverages. Multi – level decking on both East and West sides of the house offer you many options for soaking up the sun or just relaxing in the shade plus views of both the beach and the bay. After a day on the beach or sight-seeing, you can even enjoy the luxury of riding the elevator to your room – great for carrying in groceries and luggage too! Best of all, you even have your own Private Outdoor Swimming Pool to cool off after a day of fun in the summer sun.

We don’t yet have the price for 2018.  In 2016 the cost was roughly $1600 per room. Food cost is roughly $180 per person.  Please don’t react until we know for sure what the price is and can provide a more accurate number.

The table to the right is what we know about intentions for 2018.  You will soon be asked to make a financial commitment.

We had some confusion last year on alcohol purchases.  The rule was that people are responsible for their own alcohol and occasionally the cost got mixed in with family food expense.  I covered some of this myself, but wondering if we’d be better collecting money from drinkers and using that as a separate pool of money for alcohol.  I was thinking $35 per person, but am open to suggestions.  Part of me thinks that people who drink like a fish (like me) need to pay more than people who limit their drinking (like Byron), so maybe two prices ($35/$10)?

 

 

Virginia Beach Menu – 2016

The menu plan is still evolving – and probably will evolve even while we are getting crispy in the sun – but here is where we are as of 6/15/16.

  • SeafoodNightSaturday…………Pizza & Calzone
  • Sunday……………Seafood night.  Need to work on alternative for those not having seafood.
  • Monday………….Montreal Chicken
  • Tuesday…………Mexican Night
  • Wednesday……Smoked pork, ribs, corn on the cob
  • Thursday……….Lasagna
  • Friday…………….Leftovers

 



 

Beach Trip Summary

Beach Trips

Virginia Beach 2008
Virginia Beach 2008

We love the beach!  Here are some of our favorite trips from most recent to as far back as we can remember.

When Jeanne and Mark were young, both the Phillips and the Davis family used to enjoy beach trips, particularly camping at an inland campsite and spending the day at the beach.  We discovered that both families spent many summers at Pine Haven Campground in Sea Isle City, NJ when Jeanne and Mark were in our mid to late teenage years.  Chances are that we were camping the same week of the summer and maybe even ran into each other at the Pavilion listening to the jukebox and hanging out with the other kids.  Wouldn’t that have been interesting if we knew each other in those days.

We continue our tradition, but have moved on to less rustic accommodations.

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Virginia Beach 2016

Check out the great pool at Shore Perfection! Awesome!
Check out the great pool at Shore Perfection! Awesome!

Time is quickly approaching for VB2016 – our bi-annual beach trip to Sandbridge Beach, VA.  This year we have two homes on the road side providing for a less expensive trip since beach side houses have seen a lot of inflation.

We’re thinking of providing more ice water at the main house this year to reduce soda cost and consumption.  We’ve had success in doing this for MDC, so we’ll try it at the beach.  Please bring a personal water bottle.   Continue reading Virginia Beach 2016

2016 Beach Trip Planning

Contingent Sea will be our "Main" house.
Contingent Sea will be our “Main” house.

For a variety of reasons our plan for North Carolina didn’t work out. Maybe some other time.

Our plan is to go to Sandbridge once again.  The two houses are Contingent Sea and Shore Perfection.  Neither of them is on the beach side and they are separated by two houses, but plenty close enough to both the beach and each other that we expect the normal fun family time together. Continue reading 2016 Beach Trip Planning