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Come Take a Peek of Chesapeake

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FC: Come Take a Peak of Chesapeake Journey Travelogue By Jack Oxley H2, 4 |

1: Chesapeake is located on the eastern part of the Virginia-North Carolina state line. Chesapeake is just bathed in history, as it has been around since the early settlers. Chesapeake, VA is also rich with activities for people of all ages, nature trails for sightseers, battle sites for history buffs, and much more. If you want to, then come take a peek of Chesapeake. |

2: Chesapeake has been around for centuries, all the way back to the pioneers. Chesapeake has debuted in several iconic American wars, like the American Revolutionary and Civil Wars. During the Revolutionary War, nearby several battles took place that won Americans their freedom. Every year in December those battles are reenacted. For the Civil War, Chesapeake was occupied by the Confederacy until being captured in 1862 by the Union. In 1963, the City of Chesapeake was established, due to two smaller cities merging together. Now today, Chesapeake is a vibrant and thriving community. |

3: Some wonderful places in Chesapeake are as follows: Family fun locations: The Chesapeake Planetarium, Chilled Pond's Ice and Turf Sports Complex, and The Greenbrier Family Skating Center. Nature Lover Locations: Chesapeake Arboretum, Chesapeake Campground, and The Chesapeake City Park. Some Nice Eateries: 360 Pizzeria, Bergey's Breadbasket Bakery, and The Carolina Cupcakery. Retail Shopping: Chesapeake Square, We Had That Antiques, and Jos. A. Bank. |

4: The general area in and around Chesapeake has been here all the way back to colonial settlers in the 1620s. Some historical sites are as follows: -Battleship Wisconsin: This ship is one of the longest serving ships in the United States. -Casemate Museum: This place displays the former prison cell of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. -Great Dismal Swamp Wildlife Refuge: This forested wetland was a physical link in the Underground Railroad. -Hampton Roads Naval Museum: This extensive museum contains over 235 years of local maritime history. |

5: Chesapeake is home to numerous natural wonders and outdoor recreation venues. Some are as follows: -Chesapeake Arboretum -Northwest River Park and Campground -Bell Mills Park -Dismal Swamp Refuge and Canal -Chesapeake Golf Club -Battlefield Golf Course -Oak Grove Lake Park Chesapeake is also just a few miles from the beautiful James River and Chesapeake Bay. |

6: The city in and around Chesapeake is bursting with art, culture and entertainment. For the Shakespeareans of this day and age, the Chesapeake Campus of Tidewater Community College present, Shakespeare in the Grove. This group puts on renowned productions of Shakespeare such as Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet. For music lovers, check out the Virginia Orchestra's Symphony Under the Stars. Still there's more! The Chesapeake Regional Medical Center sponsors an inspirational art exhibit thats shows they use art for its healing and coping value. Now for the exciting stuff, come check out the Chesapeake Jubilee. The Jubilee is to commemorate anything and everything about Chesapeake, VA. Every December local history buffs reenact the Battle of Great Bridge. If you remember, this was an important Revolutionary War battle. At this event there's also art displays and demonstrations, so come to this creative lectures about history. As you can see life in Chesapeake is never boring. | |

7: Being in the eastern part of Virginia, Chesapeake is squished in with numerous cities. Still being right by the ocean, Chesapeake has many rivers and tributaries cascading through it and has some of Virginia's infamous forested wetlands. Chesapeake is mostly flat and it's home to the Great Dismal Swamp and Canal. Chesapeake is also only a short distance from the infamous Chesapeake Bay. As you can see Chesapeake has some interesting geography. |

8: Chesapeake has some wonderful weather. Chesapeake is a little warm in summer but has a nice ocean breeze to keep it cool. Chesapeake also doesn't have a lot of hills, so on a nice day you can take a great bike ride. As for cooler months it does not snow too much. The rain fall amount is a little much but not unbearable. So in terms of weather Chesapeake, its an absolutely beautiful place to be in summer and fall, maybe not spring so much. So just be prepared for decent weather in summer, cold in winter, and showers in spring. |

9: The food of Chesapeake is of a wonderful variety. It consisted of mouthwatering barbecue, that's Bobby Flay approved, great baked goods, and delicious seafood. The city of Chesapeake is quite safe and has a wonderful education system. The economy of Chesapeake is prosperous and stable with extensive retail space and a considerable tourism industry. Life in Chesapeake is slower, being a smaller, suburban community.For Chesapeake's daily attire its pretty causal, still remember you'll be by Chesapeake Bay, so you might want to take a dip. |

10: Now for the random information about Chesapeake. If you remember the Dismal Swamp Canal, this canal was built by George Washington's land company in 1791! In the Great Dismal Swamp, it is rumored that Edgar Allan Poe wrote a rough draft of "The Raven." With in Chesapeake there are miles of fresh and salt inland waterways to navigate. Also while in Chesapeake check out the Chesapeake Farmers' Market which is to "promote locally grown agricultural products" to conserve and promote good health. | |

11: May 1st 2012 I've just landed in Chesapeake from a grueling flight all the way from Kansas City! After the flight, all I want to do is stretch my legs. To do this I've heard there is a nice trail system through the local swamp. This swamp is the Great Dismal Swamp and it has elevated walkways that overlook Chesapeake's scenic wetlands. See you later, I'm going for a walk. |

12: May 2nd, 2012 Morning Hello again, I have just woken up form a blissful sleep at the local Mariott. Today is absolutely beautiful, as they always are in Chesapeake, I'm going to check out the Chesapeake Arboretum. Right now I'm checking out the Arboretum so I'll see you later at Symphony Under the Stars. |

13: May 2nd, 2012 Evening Good evening, the Arboretum was magnificent with its wildflowers and old time houses. So far I have had a stunning and worth while vacation in this quaint, Virginia city of Chesapeake. Well tonight to top it all off, I'm attending the Virginia Symphony's, Symphony Under the Stars. I read from my guide book the Symphony is quite nice to listen to and are prestigious in their playing. Well I'll relay the riveting details later. |

14: May 3rd, 2012 The melodic strings that encompassed me last night were truly wondrous! Today I want to go deeper into the city to explore. Now that I've looked at my guide book, it says "don't miss the Battlefield Golf Club." I have now set out for the emerald green lawns and gritty sand traps, of the Battlefield. Wish me luck from green one to fairway eighteen. I'll write when I can. |

15: My location, Chesapeake, VA, and Overland Park, KS both are similar and different in the following ways. Chesapeake and Overland Park both have arboretums or botanical preserves. Though, Chesapeake has numerous inland waterways, while Overland Park only has a few scattered lakes. Still, Chesapeake, same as Overland Park, has a lot of renowned shopping and retail areas. Chesapeake is more rich with historical sites, in spite of Overland Park not containing as many historical sites. Yet, Overland Park is a smaller, suburban city, just as Chesapeake is too. | |

16: My journey was with my Dad through his cancer. In my journey I was changed physically, mentally, ans spiritually.I was ten when I began this journey and I'm still going. This journey will last for all of time in me, because you never forget something like this. From these experiences, I will forever look at things differently. My journey just reassures my faith in God and my love for my father. This is a saying I have, if you got a spring in your step, a bounce in your stride, nothing can stop you except Heaven abide. |

17: "A journey of a thousand mile begins with a single step," said Chinese philosopher Laozi. Like it says, every long travel begins by just starting. I relate this to journeys because any meaningful journey or travel starts by just stepping forward. I hope you've enjoyed "Come Take a Peek of Chesapeake." If you are interested in ever going there, just remember who gave you the idea. |

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