…and there we were, face to face with the biggest, slimiest, and ugliest creature we had ever seen. Oh wait, that’s another story.
Back to the road trip!
Day 3 – Virginia Beach, VA
After a hike through the Norfolk Botanical Gardens we drove to the beach and had lunch at Catch 31 Fish House located inside the swanky Hilton hotel. We ordered the pretzel bread at the recommendations of online reviewers. It did not disappoint with it’s fantastic mustard dipping sauce.
Which reminds me, I really need to make pretzels soon.
Day 4 – Wrightsville Beach, NC
We planned on driving straight through NC after we left Virginia Beach, but by 10:30pm that night we were in Wrightsville Beach, NC and tired. We had a hard time finding a hotel since it was Labor Day weekend and ended up getting the last room at a smokey, run down hotel. The next morning, Jon found a nice restaurant on the pier for us to have breakfast, called Oceanic. We sat outside, taking in the fresh ocean air and were served these adorable (and warm) blueberry muffins while we waited for our breakfast.
Day 5 – Myrtle Beach, SC
Day 6 – Savannah, GA
We arrived in Savannah in the afternoon and let me tell you, it was hot and humid! We walked along the river for a bit, made it through some old cemeteries (complete with a fire ant attack on my foot), and ducked into Huey’s, a cajun restaurant, just in time for it to pour.
I’m glad we found this little restaurant though, because I got to try fried green tomatoes for the first time. They were fantastic; everything I imagined they would be. It took everything in me not to raise my arms and yell, “TOWANDA!”
Day 7 – Leaving Savannah and heading for Miami
In case you are ever stuck with figuring out what to do in a strange city, always, ALWAYS check the NY Times “Travel” section articles entitled “36 Hours in…” If it weren’t for the Savannah article I would have never found my dream bakery: Back in the Day Bakery.
Take a little trip inside with me, will you?
When you first walk in, you notice the case of goodies, of course. Bread pudding, with bourbon? Drool.
Then, you turn to your left and see this:
Oh wait, we came here to eat right?
Sweet and crumbly; a perfect scone.
It’s like someone went into my brain, took all my ideas, and made a real life place out of it. I almost wanted to tell Jon that we couldn’t drive any further. I just had to work there. But, since that couldn’t happen, we bought a “drunken” blondie and hit the road, destined for our new home.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. -Epicurus