Let me get the bad out of the way first. The trip to Virginia Beach was LONG. Even though we left a little bit before 10PM, we didn't arrive until sometime after 1PM. The funny thing is that my dad actually told me that we made good progress by departing at the time we did. By leaving during the night hours, far less people were on the road. Of course we still weren't spared the curse of idiot drivers. Some crazy lady merging on the highway nearly ran my dad and I off the road.
The trip also took a lot out of us physically. I'm not used to getting sleepy at 12 and 1AM, so you can imagine my surprise when my eyes get heavy and the rest of my body starts shutting down quicker than what I'm used to. I was also disoriented for the rest of the week, constantly forgetting what day it was. I ended up taking a few naps during the week to get my energy back, which is rare for me.
Now for the good. The sights were awesome. Virginia is loaded with wall-to-wall mountains that seem to stretch on forever. I wish I could have seen them during the day time, but even at night, they still looked pretty. Maybe I was so awe-struck because I don't see stuff like this everyday. I only wish I had a camera! The image above is one I pulled off the google search engine.