The Traveling Steve's

Virginia

Amtrak Auto Train – Southbound to Florida!
Amtrak Auto Train – Southbound to Florida!

Amtrak Auto Train – Southbound to Florida!

After a lengthy stay in Virginia, I was able to convince Steve (DOS) to take the Amtrak Auto train back home to Orlando instead of driving all that way. We had taken the Auto Train together once before (and I…

Touring Around a Very Quiet Colonial Williamsburg!
Touring Around a Very Quiet Colonial Williamsburg!

Touring Around a Very Quiet Colonial Williamsburg!

Thanks to COVID-19, Colonial Williamsburg was virtually empty during the weekdays. We had both not been here in years, but as much as we like Williamsburg, we were never keen on the crowds. In this post you will see Williamsburg…

Five Days in Williamsburg
Five Days in Williamsburg

Five Days in Williamsburg

Our Marriott Platinum challenge continues with our next stop: Williamsburg, Virginia. Like our previous VA Beach stay, we slightly modified this hotel stay on arrival as well, staying 2 nights in this Marriott, and 3 nights in another Marriott property…

A couple days in VA Beach
A couple days in VA Beach

A couple days in VA Beach

After our overnight stay at the Richmond Westin, Steve (DOS) and I headed to Virginia Beach for our next hotel stay in our Marriott Platinum challenge. We had originally booked four nights at the Marriott Courtyard oceanfront at 37th avenue…

Marriott Platinum Challenge Begins with a Week of Virginia Hotel Stays!
Marriott Platinum Challenge Begins with a Week of Virginia Hotel Stays!

Marriott Platinum Challenge Begins with a Week of Virginia Hotel Stays!

We left Roanoke on Sunday afternoon for a week exploring my home state of Virginia, before heading home to Florida. We had been staying in Roanoke the last few weeks while Mom was in hospice, and we were also working…

Summer in Roanoke – August 2020
Summer in Roanoke  – August 2020

Summer in Roanoke – August 2020

This year in 2020 has been like no other we’ve ever experienced, thanks to the COVID-19 which is plaguing the world. Like everyone else we are dealing with it the best we can. Fortunately I retired last December and no…

July Road Trip to Roanoke!
July Road Trip to Roanoke!

July Road Trip to Roanoke!

It’s now July 17th and Steve DOS and I have been to my hometown of Roanoke for a week now. This is the first trip we’ve taken since March, when we were last here and flew home in the midst…