Need vacation help from my Hokie FAM

Every summer my family spends a week in Frisco, NC. We rent a house on the sound, and spend all day on the 4x4 drive-on beach...many of you know exactly where we go. We work hard all year long for this slice of tranquility...sun...fishing...and paddle boarding in the sound. When the fish are running, I escape in the morning and bring back breakfast. In the evening the kids swim in the sound and play fetch with our dog, whose name is "Beamer".
My wife can't go to North Carolina. Her employer would require she self quarantine for 2 weeks upon our return. That's not going to work.
We need to change our plans....where can we do this same thing in Virginia? Come on guys....help me out.
Thanks in advance.

-Desperate in Delaware

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Take a look at Chincoteague maybe?

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Chincoteague looks good. Looking at rentals now. Thanks!

JP

We ended up renting a house in Bowers for a long weekend coming up. Not he same, but Lewes is right down the street...gonna do a day fishing trip and have a private beach for hanging right next to the house.

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I was going to say a similar thing... Unless you don't feel like Delaware is enough of a vacation, rent a place here on the bay or Indian river. Get a drive on permit for Assateague if the Delaware drive on beaches are sold out (they might be) just get there early in the morning before they limit 4x4s to one on one off

Yeah, DE is sold out for this year for drive on. But can still go to Cape Henlopen State Park. (I've abused my state park pass so far this year between there and Trap Pond.)
We are going like 45 minutes, but just need a change of scenery. A beachy feel in a house with a deck on all 4 sides should do the trick. And hopefully grilling up some fresh catch from the Bay.

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We will be camping at Cape Henlopen for 10 days starting next Friday July 17th. (Ive been camping there every year since i was an infant in 1968).

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

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My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Assateague was going to be my suggestion as well. Prepare to get eaten alive by greenies if you get a west wind.

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The greenies won't be a problem because the mosquitoes will eat them up for you before turning their unbelievable hoards on you. I have called it Assa-fuckin'-teague for many years since an ill advised summer camping trip to the boat in campsites on the island. There were so many mosquitoes, they made us show our deet before they'd give us permits to camp, then sent a helicopter over our site each and every day we stayed out there to see if we needed help or an evac. Yep, that's the damn truth, and we were scheduled for a 7 day stay. We made it to day 4 and gave up, sick and eaten to nubs.
We should have known when the entire staff at the ranger station came out to see the idiots in person who dared to dare to go in the summer. And yes, we were the only ones. Late 70s, so maybe things have changed, but every moment we spent in camp other than in our tent, we stood in the smudge smoke of pine needles we burned in order to dampen down the attack. Probably as sick from smoke inhalation as mosquito bites, but it was a toss up. Beautiful place, perfect campsites, crabs and fish and clams for the taking, but a more miserable camping trip I've never had, including an ill advised backpacking weekend on Mt. Rogers where 75 degree weather turned into 9" of unexpected snow on four people with two sleeping bags and a tent that fell around us from snow weight. Thank God for Jack Daniels. Still, though, the skeeters were worse.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

backpacking weekend on Mt. Rogers where 75 degree weather turned into 9" of unexpected snow on four people with two sleeping bags and a tent that fell around us from snow weight

I've had that experience on Mt. Rogers.

Big mountain, small world, eh?
I also remember the boy scout troop that had to be rescued from Mt. Rogers because they packed in in tennies and light clothing and got blasted by freezing temps and snow. One of the rescuers lost digits to frostbite and dashed whatever respect I managed to still have for scout leaders in general. We were young and stupid, but we owned our moronity and turned it into a cautionary tale for others we knew similarly inclined. Me, I wanted to vehicle camp at the campground, I had a big Sears cabin tent and plenty of camping stuff, but our friends insisted on packing in. We had one good and one really crappy backpack and the tent was barely more upscale than a pup tent. When we decided to stop hiking, the snow already had accumulated and we had a hell of a time finding fuel for a fire. Nothing like eating cold food in the snow and wind, drinking yourself to tiredness, then spending a long and mostly sleepless night in a tiny tent, two to a sleeping bag, getting out every couple of hours to get the snow off, romantic it was not. Still, the two hours we spent on Assateague the first night killing the mosquitoes that got in the tent when a drunken and forgetful midnight piss resulted in dozens of bites in the minute it took me to pee, causing me to panic and break the tent flap zipper when trying to get back in gives it a run for the money.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Too funny.
I have family just across the water from chincoteague, over near Wallops Is.
We went nearly every year as a kid to go camp. Enjoyed the hell out of it.
Last time there was Feb for a funeral.
Before that was last summer for a long weekend at a family reunion. Wonderful. didn't get bit once, because I'm not counting my wife as a mosquito, this time.

Good crabs, great beach. Fantastic surf. Good fishing.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Yeah, that place we were there was paradise...later in the fall and into spring. We just chose the wrong time and the wrong wind, I guess. I remember the last day we just lay in the waves and wallowed back and forth trying to sooth the bites, and when the copter came by to check on us, we had to laugh, wave them off, then get the hell out of there. Back then, getting the campsites in the non skeeter time of year is tough, but would be worth the hassle if it is still as perfect as it was in the 70s.

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Thanks guys. I have a drive on permit for Delaware - I buy a two year permit, or get mine in January as soon as they become available...we take day trips whenever we can. Delaware is nice....but we do like to escape the First State.

JP

Understand. I couldn't tell you the first thing about Bowers, so it could be in NC for all I know in a few weeks...haha

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totally understand... we don't feel like we're on vacation here either. Even though we live in a beach town, we still drive hours to other beaches to vacate (especially in July!). Chincoteague or anywhere down to Cape Charles should feel like a totally different world

You could get a river house on the York or James. Otherwise if you want the beach, the Eastern Shore might be your best option.

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I was about to go there with the suggestion.
Used to summer in Tolchester in Kent County. It's more built up now but lots of good fishing and sailing and beach.
East Neck Island state park might still do camping.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

It appears you want peacefulness and privacy above all else - I'd recommend finding a lakehouse somewhere in the mountains, in a state on the east coast that your wive can travel to.

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Look up some rentals on the mobjack bay area of virginia. Fantastic sound like area of water and two towns near by for food and stuff.
https://www.vrbo.com/search/keywords:mobjack-virginia-usa/@37.24273966505016,-76.56071064021913,37.49507435582582,-76.15155574825135,11z?petIncluded=false&ssr=true&adultsCount=6&pinnedPropertyListing=trips-990561-3301180

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Now we're talking. Thanks for the lead...

JP

Tends to be quiet during the week on the weekend the rivers can get busy but my family has a place on the east river and love it. Plus plenty of fishing to do in the area as well.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

How about Sandbridge, south of Virginia Beach. Anyone been there? Can you drive a 4x4 on the beach?

JP

I'm pretty sure that Sandbridge doesn't have a section you can drive on.

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No driving on the beach south of VA Beach all the way to the NC line. The only beach driving access in VA I know of is at Assateague and that is by permit only.

Grew up in the area, spent many hours at Sandbridge fishing and surfing, but I don't recall vehicles on the beach being allowed back then. Otherwise, great place for a vacation, but it isn't nearly on a par with Frisco, where I also grew up going camping with the family nearly every summer weekend.

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A good change of pace would be Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown.

We love staying in Colonial Williamsburg, walking distance to all of the colonial sites, Market Square, Rockefeller home, shopping and dining.

Yorktown has a smaller beach area and the Yorktown battlefield that you can drive through. Along with an excellent Revolutionary museum. Sunrise Donuts in Gloucester is a must. Also there's a great donut shop in Williamsburg (Emilys)

Jamestown is really neat. We like Jamestown Settlement, walking around and checking out the nations first Protestant church, they have a neat little museum there as well. They recently found one of the original settlers buried under the church.

George Yeardley

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

I hope he was dead before the church was built.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Not that I'm condoning chicanery, but how would your wife's employer know where you went on vacation?

Wish we could pull that...but she's a Sr. level exec. Wouldn't be a good look.

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JP

What sucks is that Dare County isn't where the issue is in NC....it's all inland.
I spent time daily on TKP before this COVID thing hit - Haven't been on for a while. I realize now that I miss you guys. (grown man crying)

JP

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Any decision made?

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
@BuryHokie #ThanksFrank

Shhhhh!! We're heading to the secret spot. It'll have to be a social media free week.

JP

Still TKP though right? You're not saying no TKP for a week are you? I mean, how could you?

How else will I know who DCWilson has pissed off, which mayonnaise is the best, who's 800% committed, why Pat Narduzzi is a douche, and why we can't recruit instate talent. That's going to make my vacation way better.

JP

I didn't think we needed a specific reason think/call Pat Narduzzi a douche.

You could check out Tangier Island, just for the unique experience. It's something I'd like to finally do, next time I'm back home.

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