Post # 17
I’ve lived in Northern VA most of life, went to school in SW Virginia andhat’s where my Fiance is from, but I used to spend my summers in VA Beach all the time. There’s such a large population of military in the area I dont think you’ll really have to worry about feeling out of place.
When people ask where I like I like to say “smack dab between the Nations Capital and the Capital of the Confederacy” 😉 But most of VA doesnt consider Northern VA to be part of the state..
Currently I’m cooling my heels under 2+ feet of snow. Weather in this state is seriously crazy…but hey, at least you’ll see all 4 seasons..right?
Welcome to VA… 🙂
Post # 18
People in Virginia Beach consider it a traffic jam if they get held up for 15-20 minutes – other than getting caught in the tunnel by a traffic accident, everything else will probably seem like a dream to you! Virginia Beach is W O N D E R F U L and you will be astonished at how nice people from Virginia are. Everyone smiles and speaks and they are very neighborly! It is a “southern” thing, the way people are so friendly! You will absolutely LOVE Virginia.
Post # 19
Hi there, Bella13! I’m in Fredericksburg, just a ways away from Virginia Beach. 🙂
Don’t worry.. I’m a jeans and t-shirts kind of girl, too! The way my mom (who was born and raised here) put it to me is that southern belles know how to wear their pearls with jeans. It’s kinda like the best of both worlds. I hope you love it here!
Post # 20
Norfolk is good – very close to Williamsburg, and not too far from Richmond. I moved to Richmond last year, and everything that people are telling you about the weather is true – we are having our “winterest” winter in last 15 years. Snow storm last weekend, another one this weekend. You will find that people have no idea how to deal with winter weather (which for me is hard to get use to – I lived in New England/Upstate NY for my whole life). As a newbe I don’t find that the people act as southern belles, but I have found it difficult to meet new friends. At least here in Richmond, I am the youngest staff member at work and the youngest member at church by 30 years. I am only 1.5-2 hrs from Va Beach so when you get here feel free to contact me and we can meet up! If anything I think Williamsburg is the more uppidy places because of expensiveness of the town.
Hope that you have a wonderful trip and like the other bees have said, Welcome to Virginia!!!
Post # 21
Thanks girls for taking the time to help me out and make me feel better! 🙂 I’m getting really excited!
Post # 22
Oh, btw, most of us can’t drive for beans.