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So many people asked us, “if we don’t have a group in mind, can we still ride The Nature Bus and go on one of your nature experiences?” Our model is primarily for GROUPS of 10-16. But we heard you! So we put together “Saturday Escapes!”

When we don’t have a private group tour scheduled, then it your lucky opportunity to hop-on-board! So grab your seat before they are all taken.

Our tours depart from REI in Town Center, Virginia Beach.

KEEP an eye on our calendar; we add new Saturday Escape tours often.

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NOTE: Departing from Cavalier Beach Club every Thursday/June – Sept/ 9-11am Naturalist-Guided Walk at First Landing State Park; 1:30-3:30 Historian-Guided Tour of Virginia Beach

TOUR NAME: Naturalist-Guided Walk at First Landing State Park

DATE: Thursday, August 18th, 2022 

DURATION (ROUND TRIP): 9:00 am – 11:00 am (2 hour tour) Pick-up and drop-off at the Cavalier Beach Club 4200 Atlantic Ave. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

PRICE: $25/person 

DESCRIPTION: Say YES to new adventures! For this special tour, participants will travel on board The Nature Bus! We will enter First Landing State Park, a magically beautiful forest where Spanish moss hangs overhead. A naturalist will point out interesting nature facts and the history of the location. Walk with the naturalist through Virginia’s most visited State Park, learn about and experience this remarkable landscape of cypress swamps, salt marshes, maritime forest and dunes. Hop back onto The Nature Bus to return to the Cavalier Beach Club.

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Venue:  

Address:
4200 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23451, United States



NOTE: Departing from Cavalier Beach Club every Thursday/June – Sept/ 9-11am Naturalist-Guided Walk at First Landing State Park; 1:30-3:30 Historian-Guided Tour of Virginia Beach

TOUR NAME: Virginia Beach History Tour 

DATE: Thursday, August 18th, 2022 

DURATION (ROUND TRIP): 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (2 hour tour) Pick-up and drop-off at the Cavalier Beach Club 4200 Atlantic Ave. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

PRICE: $35/person; includes a drink!

DESCRIPTION: Say YES to new adventures! For this unique historian-guided tour, participants will travel on board The Nature Bus! Ready for a whole new perspective on Virginia Beach’s famous oceanfront? Want to see the Beach when it resembled a wild West town? The historian gives a running narrative during the trip, accompanied with slides showing glimpses of the past. There are drive-bys and short stops at several important sites.

Projected Itinerary (subject to change).

• Explore the Wildfowl Museum. Peek in on the first Virginia Beach library and tour the historic DeWitt Cottage that was the first brick residence at the ocean front. Short Stop.

• See the Beach’s oldest surviving lodging accommodations, and one of few remaining examples of the Virginia Beach-style cottages. It still has guests as a B&B. Drive-By.

• See the site of a former storied music venue, the Virginia Beach Dome. Named for Virginia Beach’s hometown astronaut Alan Sheppard. Get a glimpse of the unique music scene at the beach and site of projected Pharrell Williams surf park. Drive-By

• Learn about this early home of the President and First Lady to be, George and Barbara Bush. Learn a little about their novel host at Seldon Manor. Drive-By.

• Visit the new and historic Cavalier Hotel. Ponder the mysterious death here of Adolph Coors. Learn of their famous and infamous guests. Optional drink! Stop with walk.

• Greystone Mansion boasted one of the first elevators at the Beach, an underground tunnel, moat, and its own windmill & power plant. Former Uber property. Short stop.

• The gardens at the Edgar Cayce Foundation & learn of the Beach’s famous seer. Short stop.

• Follow the route of the City’s early rail line along Atlantic Ave. Drive-By.

• Imagine Seaview Beach Resort, the exclusive African American neighbor to Seashore.

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Venue:  

Address:
4200 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23451, United States


TOUR NAME: “Experience” Oysters

DATE: Saturday, August 20, 2022 
Rain date: Sunday, August 21, 2022 (save both dates)

DURATION (ROUND TRIP): 10:30 am – 6:30 pm (traffic dependent; flexible return time) 

Please arrive at 10:00 am to board the bus. (REI 350 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach) to board the bus. The check-in process takes a bit of time. 

PRICE: $55 per person (8-hour tour) 

DESCRIPTION: This tour has participants “experiencing oysters” in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For a full description, please read this blog: https://thenaturebus.com/experience-oysters/

Itinerary

10:00 arrive/check-in at REI/Town Center

10:30-10:45 departure from REI

Watch welcome to The Nature Bus video (10 min)

On-board MC welcomes everyone; introductions; fun & smilies

Listen to audio recording of the CBBT (fun facts)

11:30 pick up ticket holders from Eastern Shore Welcome Center/use RR

11:45 – 12:45 drive to VIMS Eastern Shore Laboratory – Onboard Oyster Program (1 hour) 

12:45 – 1:00 restroom/snack

1:00 – 2:30 VIMS Aquaculture/Seawater Laboratory behind-the-scenes tour

2:30 – 3:00 drive to Lambert Shellfish – Onboard Oyster Program (30 min) 

3:00 – 5:00 Tasting at Lamberts: harvest + shuck oysters out in the water at the oyster bar

5:00 – 6:15ish Drive back to REI; drop-off at Welcome Center; fun Oyster Trivia game hosted by MC

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Venue:  

Address:
350 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462, United States


NOTE: Departing from Cavalier Beach Club every Thursday/June – Sept/ 9-11am Naturalist-Guided Walk at First Landing State Park; 1:30-3:30 Historian-Guided Tour of Virginia Beach

TOUR NAME: Naturalist-Guided Walk at First Landing State Park

DATE: Thursday, August 25th, 2022 

DURATION (ROUND TRIP): 9:00 am – 11:00 am (2 hour tour) Pick-up and drop-off at the Cavalier Beach Club 4200 Atlantic Ave. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

PRICE: $25/person 

DESCRIPTION: Say YES to new adventures! For this special tour, participants will travel on board The Nature Bus! We will enter First Landing State Park, a magically beautiful forest where Spanish moss hangs overhead. A naturalist will point out interesting nature facts and the history of the location. Walk with the naturalist through Virginia’s most visited State Park, learn about and experience this remarkable landscape of cypress swamps, salt marshes, maritime forest and dunes. Hop back onto The Nature Bus to return to the Cavalier Beach Club.

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Venue:  

Address:
4200 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23451, United States



NOTE: Departing from Cavalier Beach Club every Thursday/June – Sept/ 9-11am Naturalist-Guided Walk at First Landing State Park; 1:30-3:30 Historian-Guided Tour of Virginia Beach

TOUR NAME: Virginia Beach History Tour 

DATE: Thursday, August 25th, 2022 

DURATION (ROUND TRIP): 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (2 hour tour) Pick-up and drop-off at the Cavalier Beach Club 4200 Atlantic Ave. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

PRICE: $35/person; includes a drink!

DESCRIPTION: Say YES to new adventures! For this unique historian-guided tour, participants will travel on board The Nature Bus! Ready for a whole new perspective on Virginia Beach’s famous oceanfront? Want to see the Beach when it resembled a wild West town? The historian gives a running narrative during the trip, accompanied with slides showing glimpses of the past. There are drive-bys and short stops at several important sites.

Projected Itinerary (subject to change).

• Explore the Wildfowl Museum. Peek in on the first Virginia Beach library and tour the historic DeWitt Cottage that was the first brick residence at the ocean front. Short Stop.

• See the Beach’s oldest surviving lodging accommodations, and one of few remaining examples of the Virginia Beach-style cottages. It still has guests as a B&B. Drive-By.

• See the site of a former storied music venue, the Virginia Beach Dome. Named for Virginia Beach’s hometown astronaut Alan Sheppard. Get a glimpse of the unique music scene at the beach and site of projected Pharrell Williams surf park. Drive-By

• Learn about this early home of the President and First Lady to be, George and Barbara Bush. Learn a little about their novel host at Seldon Manor. Drive-By.

• Visit the new and historic Cavalier Hotel. Ponder the mysterious death here of Adolph Coors. Learn of their famous and infamous guests. Optional drink! Stop with walk.

• Greystone Mansion boasted one of the first elevators at the Beach, an underground tunnel, moat, and its own windmill & power plant. Former Uber property. Short stop.

• The gardens at the Edgar Cayce Foundation & learn of the Beach’s famous seer. Short stop.

• Follow the route of the City’s early rail line along Atlantic Ave. Drive-By.

• Imagine Seaview Beach Resort, the exclusive African American neighbor to Seashore.

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Venue:  

Address:
4200 Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23451, United States


TOUR NAME: Green Living Tour 

DATE: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022  (rain-date is Sunday, Sept. 11) 

DURATION (ROUND TRIP): 10:00 – 3:30ish Please arrive at 9:30 at REI to board the bus. Please plan for a flexible return time, so we can take part fully in the experience without rushing. 

PRICE: $35 per person (purchase your ticket at TheNatureBus.com > Calendar) 

DESCRIPTION: See first hand how each of us can play our part in being kind to the environment. Hop on board The Nature Bus and be taken to peek inside a private solar powered home that is an exemplary model of green living infrastructure. The home owner (a NASA Langley engineer) will give us a tour of the green roof, rainwater cistern, solar PV, solar hot water heater, the rain garden, and the wetlands buffer out by the dock. She will talk to us about their green builder who used local and sustainable materials. Peek inside the electric cars that sit on a driveway of permeable pavers. Our tour guide has received the Women of Distinction award and the Exemplar award in Hampton Roads; she will share tips and tricks, right down to the small changes we can all make, such as minimizing our lawn, using less plastics, purchasing fair trade and locally made items, choice of light bulbs and laundry detergent, composting, and so much more. We will learn how to detect heat leaks from our home’s windows. We will take time for a picnic lunch and then we will hop back onto The Nature Bus for a private tour of Norfolk Academy’s green efforts: 700kW of solar panels, composting and recycling program, and their organic healthy snack program.  If time permits, we may make an additional stop to view another local solar effort. Return will be 3:30 “ish” Following the tour, you will receive an email with her complete list of informational and useful links; it is a comprehensive compilation! 

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Venue:  

Address:
350 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462, United States


TOUR NAME: Pontoon Boat to Spawning Sturgeons

DATE: Saturday, September 17, 2022 
Rain date: Sunday, September 18, 2022 (save both dates)

DURATION: Full day tour! Virginia Beach to James River, Richmond. 7:30 am – 3:00 pm (traffic dependent; flexible return time) 

Please arrive at 7:00 am to board the bus (REI 350 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach). First come, first served for seating selection. 

PRICE: $50 per person (7.5-hour tour) 

DESCRIPTION: Want to see a 6 foot fish leap out of the water right before your eyes? Hop on the Nature Bus for a unique opportunity to see one of the iconic fish in North America, the Atlantic Sturgeon. These ancient giants call the Virginia coast home and during the late summer and early fall they make their annual return up the James River to Richmond for spawning. The Nature Bus will take you up to Richmond (along the James River on historic Route 5) to join the James River Association (JRA) for a PONTOON BOAT TRIP. You will see one of the amazing natural wonders of Virginia – the breaching sturgeon! Thought to be a way for the sturgeon to communicate, you will see 6-10’ sturgeon leaping from the water; it is a spectacle not to be missed! JRA educator and Nature Bus guide, James Abbott, will be doing a presentation on the bus and on the boat to share information about Atlantic sturgeon and the James River. We will also be making a stop for lunch (not included, bring $ or your packed lunch). 

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Venue:  

Address:
350 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462, United States


TOUR NAME: Naturalist-Guided Chincoteague Refuge Tour 

DATE: Saturday, October 1, 2022 
Rain date: Sunday, October 2, 2022 (save both dates)

DURATION (ROUND TRIP): 7:00 am – 5:00 pm (traffic dependent; flexible return time) 

Please arrive at 6:45 am to board the bus. (REI 350 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach) to board the bus. 

PRICE: $75 per person (10-hour tour) 

DESCRIPTION: Join The Nature Bus for a spectacular all day tour to the town of Chincoteague and the National Wildlife Refuge. Participants will be taken up the eastern shore of Virginia and over the marsh causeway to one of the state’s most popular places to visit. Situated on the southern end of Assateague Island, Chincoteague NWR is one of the crown jewels of Virginia natural areas. The Refuge in the fall is a very important stopover location for migrating birds along the Atlantic flyway. This tour will take you onto the refuge along the wonderful wildlife drive, into the marsh to observe the unique Chincoteague Ponies and Delmarva Fox Squirrel, and down to the Atlantic Ocean shoreline. We will also be exploring the beautiful town of Chincoteague at lunchtime. This will be an all-day tour that is not to be missed.

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Venue:  

Address:
350 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462, United States


TOUR NAME: Public Tour: Autumn LeafPeeping/Winery Trip

DATE: Friday, November 4 – Sunday, November 6

DURATION (ROUND TRIP): departing at 6:30 pm sharp on Friday – returning Sunday around 7 pm (ish; tunnel traffic dependent) 

DESCRIPTION: FUN LEAF-PEEPING WEEKEND. Charlottesville area, here we come! Every year this is one of our most memorable tour weekends!! There are 16 seats total on the bus, so tell your friends and family 21+. This is YOUR trip; we will purposely keep a loose itinerary. We will propose options such as: AUTUMN LEAF PEEPING, PHOTO OPS, WINERIES, APPLE PICKING, HIKING IN THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS, RESTAURANTS – WHATEVER YOU ALL WANT TO DO! Be a bit flexible and come have an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G weekend. Create happy memories! We will reserve a “room block” at a mid-priced hotel or we may even camp in a “glam-barn” with twinkle lights. You need a sense of adventure for this tour! 

PRICE: $120/person (food, drink and accommodations not included)

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Venue:  

Address:
350 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462, United States


TOUR NAME: Holiday Spirits with The Nature Bus (Sun, Dec 11) 

DATE: Sun, December 11th 

DURATION – aprox. 3.5 hours (ROUND TRIP): 6:00 – 9:30 (ish)

PRICE: $30 per person (purchase your ticket at TheNatureBus.com > Calendar) 

DESCRIPTION: Get into the holiday spirit by hopping on board! Such a FUN way to celebrate the beginning of your holiday season! We will begin by engaging in a creative project – creating a make-and-take holiday craft. A little something you can keep or gift to someone special. Next we will head to the Virginia Beach oceanfront; we will actually drive on the beach boardwalk!!! With the sound of holiday music playing, you will see nautical holiday light scenes. The light displays include fish, crabs, elves, Santa, and more. Come alone, and make new friends OR bring a group of friends/family. Office party? This tour can also be purchased as a private tour for a group of up to 16 on an alternative date of your choice. You can also purchase a GIFT CERTIFICATE to give the “gift of experience” during the holiday season. 

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Venue:  

Address:
350 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462, United States


TOUR NAME: Holiday Spirits with The Nature Bus (Tues, Dec 13) 

DATE: Tuesday, December 13th 

DURATION – aprox. 3.5 hours (ROUND TRIP): 6:00 – 9:30 (ish)

PRICE: $30 per person (purchase your ticket at TheNatureBus.com > Calendar) 

DESCRIPTION: Get into the holiday spirit by hopping on board! Such a FUN way to celebrate the beginning of your holiday season! We will begin by engaging in a creative project – creating a make-and-take holiday craft. A little something you can keep or gift to someone special. Next we will head to the Virginia Beach oceanfront; we will actually drive on the beach boardwalk!!! With the sound of holiday music playing, you will see nautical holiday light scenes. The light displays include fish, crabs, elves, Santa, and more. Come alone, and make new friends OR bring a group of friends/family. Office party? This tour can also be purchased as a private tour for a group of up to 16 on an alternative date of your choice. You can also purchase a GIFT CERTIFICATE to give the “gift of experience” during the holiday season. 

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Venue:  

Address:
350 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462, United States


TOUR NAME: Holiday Spirits with The Nature Bus (Thurs, Dec 15) 

DATE: Thursday, December 15th 

DURATION – aprox. 3.5 hours (ROUND TRIP): 6:00 – 9:30 (ish)

PRICE: $30 per person (purchase your ticket at TheNatureBus.com > Calendar) 

DESCRIPTION: Get into the holiday spirit by hopping on board! Such a FUN way to celebrate the beginning of your holiday season! We will begin by engaging in a creative project – creating a make-and-take holiday craft. A little something you can keep or gift to someone special. Next we will head to the Virginia Beach oceanfront; we will actually drive on the beach boardwalk!!! With the sound of holiday music playing, you will see nautical holiday light scenes. The light displays include fish, crabs, elves, Santa, and more. Come alone, and make new friends OR bring a group of friends/family. Office party? This tour can also be purchased as a private tour for a group of up to 16 on an alternative date of your choice. You can also purchase a GIFT CERTIFICATE to give the “gift of experience” during the holiday season. 

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Venue:  

Address:
350 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462, United States


Give the gift of experience!

This is the perfect gift for nature enthusiasts. Select from a gift certificate value of $25, $50 or $100. These can be applied to any one of our Saturday Escape tours; we offer these year round (starting at $25 per person). We have something of interest for everyone! Upon the purchase of one of our gift certificates, we will immediately mail it to you, or to an address you specify. So get yours today!

Some tour examples include: guided nature hikes, bird watching, stargazing, nature painting and journaling, kayaking, white water rafting, visits to the Great Dismal Swamp, Back Bay, the Eastern Shore and so much more!

*December date listed below are only a place-holder for purchasing gift certificates -> does not dictate when certificates can be used.


TOUR NAME: “Rustic Elegance”  Because YOU Deserve This Getaway! 

DATE: Saturday, June 11 and Sunday June 12, 2023  (rain-date June 25 + 26) 

DURATION (ROUND TRIP): Saturday 8:00 am – Sunday 7:30 pm  Please arrive 15 min. before departure at REI to board the bus. Return time is traffic dependent. 

PRICE: $350/person (Overnight trip; all meals included; read description and itinerary to realize how much value you will get for this ticket price. You will truly be surprised!) 

(purchase your ticket at TheNatureBus.com > Calendar) 

DESCRIPTION:

Imagine the setting! Cedarmere in the Blue Ridge is fifty acres of fresh air, grass, flower fields, a pond, horses, with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains as the backdrop. Beauty at a truly elegant farm! At this get-away a wellness expert, Christa, will host our group. Partake in food, nature, photography, flower arranging, meditation, and so much more. 

The food will be “a beautiful experience” prepared by a chef who will welcome you with tables “dressed” like you see on Pinterest. You’ll want  your camera ready to capture yourself delighting in freshly prepared “eat the rainbow” meals, dressed with tablecloths, candlelight, fresh flowers and twinkle lights. All of your freshly-made meals are included in your retreat price. The chef and hostess will interact with our group with stories about how healthy fresh food is the fuel for ultimate wellness. You will even have a Vietnamese Garden Roll workshop! Food is a wonderful vehicle to get to know other people; a great way to bridge from strangers to friendship. Envision yourself creating sweet new friendships (that may end up lasting a lifetime:) 

This get-away is all about “nourishing yourself” –  Nourish your body with colorful healthy and delicious foods; nourish your creative mind with flower picking + arranging, nature photography and shin-rin yoku “forest bathing” a nature sensory walk. Nourish your soul with joy, wine and laughter. 

The wellness host will help us learn different ways to rest our bodies + mind and help us discover which approaches work best for each of us. She will teach us a simpler form of meditation that is attainable all day throughout the day as needed. Leave this retreat feeling rejuvenated and refreshed, and also take these simple skills home with you to use on our own.

Pamper yourself. Let’s check-in with ourselves. Go ahead and sign up! Give yourself permission to get off of the work/societal treadmill for these special 32 hours and enjoy pure rustic elegance. Allow total immersion in an itinerary filled with activities designed to allow you to relax and be gently creative and peacefully social.

 

Detailed Itinerary:

SATURDAY , June 11

8 am – Depart from REI/Town Center. Drive to Free Union, Va – just outside of Charlottesville (we will stop half way to stretch our legs, use restroom, and snack).

12:00 – (Noon-ish) arrive to a fabulous “spread of food” waiting for you. Think “Pinterest-Style” Rustic Elegance! After this beautiful meal, you will have some relaxing downtime, a short guided meditation by our host, giving yourself permission to fall asleep/nap on a yoga mat under the maple trees.

2:00  – we will take a sensory nature walk.

3:00 – Following our walk, we are heading 15 min away to Hark Vineyards; sip wine, view the mountains, and enjoy the local food truck offerings. Hark closes at 6pm. We will head back to our venue, Cedarmere in the Blue Ridge. 

6:30 – 8:30 Down time; nap or explore the farm acres (pond, horses, an more)

Evening – We will gather around the campfire back at Cedarmere for “adult s’mores” all set out waiting for you. The sky is so big there in the countryside making for ultimate stargazing (weather permitting). Feel free to de-cork adult beverages if you brought some with you. Light rain? We will move inside the barn for crafting with dry flowers (make and take home project). Tuck yourself into bed at your Cedarmere bedroom when you want to call-it-a-night. The Nature Bus will take others to your hotel/B+B if you are staying off-site.

SUNDAY, June 12

7 am – (if your B&B/hotel has breakfast included, ask them if you can partake at 6:45) The Nature Bus will pick you up from your hotel/B&B between 7:15-7:30 to head back to the retreat venue, Cedarmere in the Blue Ridge (25 min away). There will be coffee, tea, muffins and orange juice to snack on when we arrive (official breakfast will be served at 9am).

8am – We will “harvest flowers” that you will need for your flower arranging bouquet! These MUST be picked early in the morning before the sun dries them. Pick them while they still have dew on them.  Pick flowers, set them aside, and sit down to a lovely breakfast.

9 am – Breakfast of quiche, bagels, and fresh fruits. While eating, the host will give instructions on how to “condition our flowers” so they will be preserved for up to 2 weeks. After breakfast, we will engage in conditioning our flowers, then leave them marinating until later in the day. Time for the next workshop!

10:30 – 12:30 Meditative Nature Photography. This is truly Christa’s favorite thing to share. Using your cell phone (no fussing with aperture, lighting, focus, etc), learn how to tap in to your innate ability to mediate by framing photos with your phone. The phone camera helps us gain an understanding about ourself and our surroundings. She will help you analyze the composition of your beautiful photos. Cedarmere in the Blue Ridge is the perfect place to take breathtaking photos! You will gain a whole new thought process, gaining the benefits of meditation while taking photos (another skill to take home with you 🙂 All of this creativity will certainly make you hungry. Lunchtime is next.

12:30 – It is time for your most special meal at Cedarmere, which will truly be magical and delicious. Again, you must think “Pinterest-Style” dining at the elegantly set table in the meadow. Be sure to use your new photography skills to capture this stunning table. The goal of this meal is bonding through friendship. You will partake in Christa’s famous Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls experience. Participants engage in making, chopping, creating. It is a special art form, a discipline of sorts, to roll the spring roll “beautifully.” The lunch foods, plus the spring rolls, will dazzle your eyes with color and you will feel you are eating the rainbow of health. Share your new skills with loved ones back home.

2:30 – 4 – The final activity is the ‘Snip and Sip’ workshop. Wine can help you be more creative! Begin with a 5 minute guided meditation to help ground you before you begin to arrange your conditioned flowers. Learn to work with the flower in the way it is. Let the flower guide you, rather than forcing it to go a certain way. Through flower arranging, we can learn to work with life with the way things are instead of trying to change the things around us. You will make + take your flower creation home with you. Limited space on the overhead racks in the bus, so our final product will be a mini-arrangement made out of your freshly picked peonies, other woodland materials (moss, birch bark) and placed in a whimsical vessel. The skills you learn can be used to make a larger one once you are back home.

4:00 – 4:30ish – before we hop back onto The Nature Bus to head home, is a time set aside for socializing with your new friends, while the chef will serve “heavy hors d’oeuvres.” This is also a special time for the “retreat closure,”  for saying our goodbyes to the wonderful hostess and chef and sharing our thoughts and feelings about our time together.

4:45 – We will make our journey back to Virginia Beach. We will stop mid-way for a 15 min stretch our legs, use the restroom, and then carry on. Depending upon the traffic, we should be back at REI/Town Center around 7:30ish, feeling grateful for having this opportunity to relax and unwind in such a unique way.  Love an Peace to all of you ~ Suzanne XOXOX 

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Venue:  

Address:
350 Independence Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462, United States

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