Hi and welcome
Livin' the dream eh? My business keeps me fairly rooted now, but I'm also fulltiming. Without kids who needs the upkeep of a house?
I live and work in Virginia Beach and full time in my 25 FB SE. If you're coming up the coast, post me (though I will be on the road for the Summer Solstice (June 19-23, and am going to Arizona next month, May 12-19).
If you decide to go up the mountains, definitely do some serious time on the skyline drive - if you want some mountain scapes to paint. Also there's an Airstream only park, Virginia Highland Haven that's wonderful to visit. It's about 20 miles north of Floyd VA (home of the world's best fabric shop).
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.