The Facebook contest has ended, and we have the results! Here is the third place story from Dr. J. Ann Straus of Norfolk, VA.
Kiptopeke State Park was the destination for my Memorial Day camping trip. Barbara, the office manager, checked us in quickly, and answered questions pleasantly. The campsites were immaculate. Since the weather was perfect, we enjoyed jet skiing and getting sun at the beach. Enjoying the awesome view of the water, and the concrete ships was very relaxing. One friend called, and upon hearing of our good time, wanted to come. Alas, Olivia did her best, but there were no sites to be had. Our neighbors, Bruce and family, caught an 80 pound black drum, and several other smaller black drums. Grill cooking made the food taste better than ever. Other campers and the camp host stopped by to look at my decorations, and I know I won best decorated site despite there not being a contest. My favorite activity is enjoying a campfire with friends, and talking into the night. Even though the sites were all booked, at sunset, the park was extremely quiet as Sam, the park manager, agreed it was the quietest busy weekend he ever experienced. This made for excellent sleeping in my popup camper. The awesome staff contributed greatly to my awesome five day vacation with my friends!
Ann Straus won the 70th Anniversary Virginia State Parks Monopoly game.