Happy Weekend. For many this weekend means your first trip to the beach for the summer of 2010 so in honor of beach weekend we head to Virginia Beach and a major historic Landmark.
If you have ever spend any time in Virginia Beach you have seen the Cavalier. It’s one of the most famous beach landmarks on the east coast and certainly the most famous in Virginia Beach.
This hotel, according to VirginiaBeach.com “opened in 1927, and has entertained seven US Presidents: Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon. Throughout World War II, the U.S. Navy took over the hotel and operated a Radar Training School. After the war, the US Government helped return it to “hotel” conditions.
The hotel is also known as the hotel Dennis the Menace spent his summer vacations since cartoonist Hank Ketchum, his wife, Alice, and his world famous son, Dennis, were guests at the hotel over many summers. Mr. Ketchum subsequently drew several “Dennis the Menace” cartoons based upon his family’s stay and Dennis antics while on vacation there.”
I have been traveling to VA Beach since I was in high school yet I have actually never been inside the Cavalier. I think I am going to have to make it a point to actually go in the next time we head that way.
Isn’t it gorgeous? I took this from our car window (as we were driving) when we were at the beach a few weeks ago.
Thanks for looking! I hope you have a safe and wonderful weekend. Please take some time and remember those who died protecting our freedoms. I am not sure how much blogging I will do this weekend so until next time, take care!