Since we’re all looking to make the most of our US stay, we all agreed to do a daytrip to Norfolk, VA. The city of Norfolk is situated at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay and is around 3 hours drive from Wake Forest, NC.
On our itenerary were the following: Nauticus, MacArthur Memorial, and Norfolk Botanical Gardens.
I don’t know exactly why but I’m a Naval battle aficionado, hence, the stop at Nauticus is a must. Docked in this naval museum is USS Wisconsin – a veteran of World War II (Pacific Theater) and Korean War.
Out next stop is the nearby MacArthur Memorial – dedicated to General Douglas MacArthur. He is laid to rest in this place. The memorial’s lobby is inscribed with the name of places he fought – including Lingayen, Corregidor, and Bataan.
Our last stop for the day is one for the nature lovers, the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. The place is serene and a thing of beauty. The atmosphere is very relaxing – oh how I wish I could have days like this everyday.