While we were on vacation in VA, we spent a day in Virginia Beach. It was fun to see the huge waves, and to watch the kids respond to them. Since we have nothing like that in the mid-west, it was even more enjoyable.
While there we also stopped in at the zoo. Most people in the area don't know much about this zoo - but it was a nice place to stop. I personally have never been that close to a giraffe. I think that I could have touched it, at least if the giraffe wanted to come that close to me!