I accidentally discovered his channels a few years ago when I saw one of his videos using a cast iron skillet to cook. I use cast iron to cook a lot of things and took some time to watch. He cooks a bit differently than me, but not too much.I plan to - I want to be an excellent prepper and a survivalist, just like [MENTION=4630]Win4us[/MENTION] !
VB is my hometown too. If it's been a while since you've been there, you wouldn't even recognize it anymore. I'm living in Norfolk now, but up until 2016 I spent my entire life in VB.I don't miss my hometown of Virginia Beach. It has changed way too much.
I continued to spend time in VB when I lived in South Jersey and my last visit back then was in 2012 - then the move to Memphis.VB is my hometown too. If it's been a while since you've been there, you wouldn't even recognize it anymore. I'm living in Norfolk now, but up until 2016 I spent my entire life in VB.
When I left NC and went back to VB in May, just a few years changed so much. The Jewish Mother is at Hilltop now. The Kmart across the street is now a Walmart. There's a new Lesner Bridge, with a sidewalk and benches. They're finally removing the feeder roads from Laskin and widening it. Princess Anne Rd leading up to the courthouse is a 6 lane highway now full of lights instead of the 2 lane trip through the woods. Shore Dr is 25mph now. Kellam High School was torn down and relocated. Princess Anne headed toward Sandbridge has massive shopping centers now with Food Lion, Walmart, Target, Harris Teeter, etc. Pembroke Mall is better and sometimes even busier than Lynnhaven, when it was on life support 10 years ago. There's a roundabout at the Oceanfront on Laskin. Oh, and there's a massive on and off ramp for 264 (route 44 might be more familiar to you depending on how long it's been) on Great Neck Rd. now (long overdue), and to build the ramp and widen Potters Rd, they tore down all those houses that had been there forever.
And that's just what's happened recently that I can think of off the top of my head.
Edit: I almost forgot - Farm Fresh is gone.
My brother visited from Austin, TX for New Year's. It was his first time back in 19 years. He said it's such a dramatic change that if I had sent him a bunch of random pics, he'd never guess it was Virginia Beach.
I know how you feel. I know exactly how you feel. I'm only 10 minutes away, and other than going to spend time with my kids or my dad, I have no desire to ever return.I continued to spend time in VB when I lived in South Jersey and my last visit back then was in 2012 - then the move to Memphis.
I spent a quick couple of days in VB this past November. I sold my Northend home and had to be there for the closing. I was able to spend some time going around the city and hitting a few spots with the help of a friend. I couldn't tell any of my old friends or Redskins friends on social media - my time was limited.
I was still able to see quite a bit. My final visit was nice and now all of my ties to VB are done. My hometown is still a super friendly place, but it has changed way too much. I wish it well in the future.