We’ve made it to NY. My family lives in Yonkers, just 10 miles away from the George Washington Bridge. The road trip was a short and sweet, three days, stopping in Savannah, GA and Virginia Beach, VA. Loved Savannah! Would love to return for a longer stay, we only were in town for about five hours. Saw Chippewa Square, the spot Forest Gump’s Bench was in, had our picture taken:-)! We ate at the Moon River Brewing Co., sub-par food, good beer, haunted, then found the famous Leopold’s ice cream, founded in 1919. Kids enjoyed some sugar! For our accommodations we stayed at the Savannah KOA, just 20 minutes from the city. We chose a cabin, no frills, just beds, bring your own linens. Beautiful, in the trees, lots of ducks, geese and swans. They sold honey from the Savannah Bee Co. and Preserves by Paula Deen. We purchased some blueberry preserves, we’re all suckers for jams, jellies and preserves, get them everywhere we go!
Next up Virgina Beach! We made it out the beach by 7:30 that evening. Wholy Moly, the summer crowd had arrived! I have to say, we didn’t make it to the more pristine beaches of V. Beach, just to touristville and growing up going to New Symrna and Daytona, this was that with a boardwalk. I loved the boardwalk, the darker sand with substance and the pier, but could have done without everything else. Though we happened upon a newer restaurant right on the boardwalk, 11th Street Taphouse, it was great! Super beer selection and the food was REALLY good!
We enjoyed our first time crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel. Long and Beautiful! Loved Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia). So much farm land, corn crops everywhere! We had to stop and take a peek. We also lucked out when we stopped to pee and get gas. We happened upon a popular restaurant inside called Sting Ray’s. Good ole’ Southern food. I really wish we could have stayed for lunch, fried catfish…. Hello!
We caught horrible traffic on the NJ Turnpike and then we arrived:-)!