We spent the weekend out by the Virginia coast. It was cold and rainy the entire time, and that coastal cold cuts right to the bone. But we still had such a great time! We saw The Avett Brothers play and they were incredible, as always. The concert itself made the three hours we stood waiting in line in the rain (so we could stand right at the front of the stage) all worth it! I'll be seeing them again in July in Richmond, and I cannot wait. I didn't bring my camera to the concert, but I happened to get a few pictures here and there when it wasn't pouring down rain.
The above photo is just to prove that we actually were at the coast!
It's so cool to me how varied the Virginia landscape is. We live in the Blue Ridge Mountains and it's crazy how quickly and how drastically the terrain changes on our drive out to the coast. It seems to go from rolling, leafy hills set against a mountain backdrop to a flat, piney expanse in an instant. The smell of the ocean always brings with it a familiar wave of nostalgia for the seven total years that I've spent living on the coast — four in Halifax, Nova Scotia and three in Busan, South Korea. The smell of the sea is always the same. No matter where I go, it feels like home.