Is it the seventh day of our annual road trip? Hard to believe. I think I missed a number somewhere along the way. Oh well.
Today was spent driving through four states:
- South Carolina
- North Carolina
We stopped at two very nice rest stops: one in North Carolina and one in Virginia.
|North Carolina rest stop|
We're in Virginia now. Just arrived about an hour ago. We left Helen, Georgia early this morning (about 7 am) We arrived here in Suffolk, Virginia; near the naval base (where on the eastern coast of Virginia aren't you near a naval base?) about 6 pm, thoroughly stressed. Our GPS was a big help but downtown Suffolk is about as traffic heavy and crazy as Norfolk.
|Hampton Inn, Suffolk, VA|
After checking into our rooms we went out for a bit to eat. We didn't want to drive so we walked to the Golden Corral, a buffet style restaurant two blocks down the street. A BIG MISTAKE.
This is Friday night and the place was packed. Kids? OMG! Forget about it.
I got our Senior Buffet ticket (total cost for the both of us $29.65 - wow!) and dived into the morass of people. These buffets really don't work for me and Bill. We just don't eat that much. My mistake for going there. Bill said to me "Why did you do this to me?" So I said "Lesson learned."
One good thing, we're not too far from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel so we can skeedaddle out of here pretty early tomorrow and make it back home in Delaware (four hours away) in time to turn in our rental van to Enterprise (they close at noon).
We did have a good lunch at an Italian Restaurant in a town whose name I forgot now, called "Romano's". I had a Chicken Caesar Wrap with a wonderful pasta salad. $7.99. Bill had a bowl of fresh vegetable soup, $2.99. Great prices, great food! Hit or miss folks. That's what is so interesting about these vacation/road trips. Just like Forrest Gump said about a box of chocolates:
"You never know what you're gonna get."
Ain't that the truth!