Newport News Survival Guide, Part 2

The far far southern end of Newport News has almost nothing good to photograph. Except a ship yard with big big crane. But I’m not going to the south side for a crane.

It was much bigger than this one you’re looking at right now. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera when I saw it. This is a gov’t photo from Norfolk.

“YOU SHALL NOT PARK” came very close to being the title of this post. But it is certainly an essential theme. I have held up NN as a town where all the good stuff is within reasonable walking distance, AND there are none of those pesky one-way roads AND the businesses are not discouraging me from going there due to lack of parking lots. But, this perception did not take too long to lead me to mild disappointment.

Case in point, what are some nice places that I did not provide photographs of?

You shall not park!

Sorry no parking here.

Or here.

You get the point.

NN has trees.

Oh, more trees.

I’ll break the rhythm of my post and inject some comedy; I found computer store. They are so forward-thinking, they advertise if you’re ready for Windows XP and Microsoft Office XP.

Railroads go through this town.

Part of Newport News with one way roads. These roads are not adequately signed and so, naturally, as I turn into a Newport News one-way road for the first time, someone else comes in the road the opposite way. I can see I’m not going the wrong way, because there is a stop sign at the end of the road facing me. There is no room for two vehicles to simultaneously occupy the same place, but we avoided a collision when the other driver pulled his car into the one empty spot in the parallel parking zone on my left.

This is Christopher Newport University. They wanted me to pay to park as well. Thus no pictures.

Join me next week for part 3!

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