Cella's Chat: Exploring the Eastern Shore of Virginia

How amazing to me that I have traveled up and down the Route 13 corridor of the Eastern Shore of Virginia since 1993 and I never slowed down my pace enough to truly "see" what is around me. I am embarrassed to admit to myself that I was too much in a hurry to stop and explore.  The Eastern Shore is worthy of exploration!  My fellow adventurer (my husband, Rob) and I split up our trip into two parts. I must say, now that I am officially an entrepreneur, I am doing things my way and taking the time to stop and breathe.  The first week in the capacity of writer and speaker of Nouveau Papillon, LLC, we decided to spend 3 nights and 4 days at a B&B in Cape Charles.  The Kings Creek Inn is truly a traveler's inn.  The 1746 Colonial plantation overlooks the Chesapeake Bay where the sun sets beautifully shimmering its oranges and yellows over the vastness of the water.  Dawn, the Innkeeper, and her great staff, make you feel as if you are a friend just coming to visit.  As in the days of old, not only can you secure a comfortable bed for the night, but a gourmet dinner to boot!  The food served in the Bunbary dining room is worthy of any 5 star restaurant around.  I would highly recommend a visit.  (www.kingscreekinn.com).  All rooms are gorgeous but we loved the Mary Suite!  Cape Charles itself is very quaint.  In 1884, Cape Charles was developed as a planned community for railroad and ferry interests which slowly dissipated and thus led to the fading away of many of the residents and businesses.  Today people are coming back and creating an artsy community of great galleries, coffee shop, restaurants with a location overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.  Do you like antiquing?  From big antique malls to small boutiques, you can spend a whole day lost in yesterday.  While visiting the Eastern Shore, don't forget to travel to Chincoteanque and Wassateague Island.  Well worth the visit to see the wild ponies and pick up some conch shells so the echo of the waves is always a finger tip away.

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