Made it to Virginia Beach without incident. Had lunch at a local spot - food was great, service was so-so, registered for the converntion then wandered along the boardwalk and beach.
The Neptune Sculpture is mighty impressive, the photo doesn't do it any justice.
I love the no profanity signs and they're real. I'm told the profanity from the night club scene (I imagine primarily in the summer as it's pretty quiet now) was a bit outta control, hence, the rules.