By: Claudia Christian

We found Albemarle Plantation by browsing on the Internet and chose this as our new community because of the amenities, the location and the price of our new home. Prior to living in the neighborhood of Woodside on French Broad Road, we had resided in Suffolk, Virginia.

Mike and I are both employed by the Federal Government by the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Mike drives to work daily, but I work from home. We have been married 18 years and have two daughters. Isabella is almost 15 and lives with us, while her 23-year-old sister Katelyn lives in western North Carolina. Wags, our half Chihuahua and half Weenie dog, along with Charlotte, our golden retriever, round out our household.

We love to play cornhole, bocce ball, and darts, but also enjoy fire pits and camping. We have a pontoon boat that we keep at the marina. Being out on the water is one of our favorite activities. Once we retire, we hope to have time to get involved in many of the activities here at AP.