During my second week on the job, I am starting to explore more areas of the park and get involved in the exhibit fund raising project.
On an especially cold day, I enjoy good, warm food to help warm myself up. Tuesday, January 11 was one of those cold days that deserved delicious food. It was also the day that the interpretive exhibits!
I went to the park on Saturday, January 15th because it wasn’t deathly cold, but instead of looking through the trails and the woodsy areas, I decided to focus on the beach side. I walked along the shore and saw plenty of the cargo and oil ships out in the distance. A dog that was running around the shore with his owner and was wet from lying in the water ran into me and made me wet, but just continued on, happy as can be, as if I wasn’t even there. Occasionally I came across some of the crossovers that go from the campground of the park to the shore; to be honest, I felt extremely adventurous on the crossovers!
Also an interesting tidbit I discovered: First Landing State Park was home of the world’s largest “S’more” according to the Guinness Book of World Records. It was 1,936 square feet and was constructed to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Virginia State Parks in 2006. It was made with 8,000 Hershey’s chocolate bars, 40,000 marshmallows and 55,000 graham crackers.
They have some great programs scheduled for this year’s 75th Anniversary celebration. You can check out the event’s listing on the Winter Wildlife Festival will take place that weekend at the Princess Anne Recreation Center and at various outdoor sites from January 28th – January 30th. Registration lasts until January 21st.