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popatim 06-25-2006 06:08 PM

know of "Gotta visit" places in Richmond/VA Beach
Any places kewl to visit, fantastic eats, or other MUST HIT places. Nightlife included.

Also where the best fireworks since I'll be there over the 4th.


95SLE 06-25-2006 07:20 PM

It has been a while for me but if a place called Henry's is still out there on Cape Henry give it a try. Has a huge salt water fish tank and the food was really great.

93-SSE 06-25-2006 09:41 PM

well not much for fireworks here...most of the good stuff is illegal...actualy most all of the good stuff is....

i dont live in Richmond or Va Beach ...more like in the middle, not real familiar with the local places around there

Rosco the Iroc 06-26-2006 12:46 AM

I guess I should speak up. I found the best way to spend the 4th here, is to get the frack out of here! I go home to PA. If I was here then I'd offer to meet up and show you some cool Navy stuff.
For real. I have not heard if the fireworks will be ocean front or some where else.
Princess Ann Park or MT Trashmoore. (you pass it coming in, it's the big dirt mound with the city seal on it)
Check out some cool cars @ Jenros on the corner of Indypendance (sp)and Haygood rd. Sat 3pm-dark
You can take a free tour of a battle ship in Norfolk.
You can park out front of my base NAS Oceana and watch the flight ops.
As for eats, the main stomping ground is Capt Georges on Laskin for buffet sea food.
Thier a few "good" places Pick up a tourst paper at teh hotel and there in there.
Being I live here I avoid the ocean front for well as much as I can.
I will warn you watch for welcome to VAB cops sitting after the VA beach/ Laskin road off ramp and cycles sitting in the center on 264 from that point on. Also they love check points so walk if you drink and even then watch out the fun police who ticket you for swearing are out. Look for no !$&&@! signs!

93-SSE 06-26-2006 08:20 AM

oh nice, another member from Va. now thats 2 others that i know of besides me in Va.


basicaly all that is leagal here is those little bottle rockets that wistle and pop in the air, and sparklers.........i think some fountain stuf....

**(all i know is that dad has orderd some BIG stuff from Ohio for a couple years, unless he has something left over then i dont think we'll be doing anything....his car has had him preoccupied since basicaly january)**

popatim 06-26-2006 07:28 PM


Originally Posted by 93-SSE
basicaly all that is leagal here is those little bottle rockets that wistle and pop in the air, and sparklers.........i think some fountain stuf....

Sparklers are the only thing legal here but the NYS fairgrounds has a fireworks show they put on every year. Its a good tailgate party, esp considering its only a few miles from my house.

I was hoping to find something simular, a town/city sponsored fireworks show; not buy some to bring home. Sorry for the confusion there.

95SLE - Thanks for the Henry's tip. We'll see if its still there :)

Rosco - thanks for the tips!! Does Captn Georges have non-seafood fare besides salad bar stuff? My wife won't do anything seafood at all so it may be out.
I'll probably hit the car show, I love classic muscle! The airbase is a maybe, is there a designated viewing area maybe? The grandson and I hit the airport here and watch the F16's of the 174'th come and go during the summer. Afterburners at night are so SWEET!
Thanks for the cop warnings, I hope the swearing thing was a joke cause thats just way too friggin funny if your serious!

Thanks again everyone.

Rosco the Iroc 06-26-2006 07:47 PM

They have the beef and some other items.
I was not kidding!
The signs-

The fines-,12076,00.html

Profane Language or Swearing in Public 18.2-388 $25 + $71

Rosco the Iroc 07-07-2006 06:34 PM

So did you make it out alive?

popatim 07-08-2006 07:26 PM

Yes Rosco, barely.
Sure is HOT down there!. It was 100+ three of the days we were there; rained once for a few minutes then the humidity soared: I was sweating standing still in an airconditioned store watching 2 ladies checking out blankets to buy. LOL so I asked if it ever got cold enought to even use a blanket and one replied yes she uses one at night when it get cooler...

So how long were you gonna keep Cici's a secret ? LOL
$3 for all you can eat pizza buffet!!!! Not that its great pizza but wow!

Rosco the Iroc 07-09-2006 11:16 AM

Well you get what you pay for there. It is cheap pizza.

Here's a pic of my last and only trip to the ocean front in 3 years and what I think of there rules-
That was a few months ago and it was cold.

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