Last week we hit the road on a different sort of trip: in a car… with Carli… and Devon. A new sort of adventure. Unlike the beasty Thor, we are able to navigate in stop & go traffic, weave in and out of bustling cities, and make good-time crossing long destinations. We packed up with snacks & supplies and made our way north.
This is now our FOURTH trip to Savannah. I like Savannah, who wouldn’t? It’s so charming, yet edgy. Somewhere between blue and grey. Shit yeah, I even have a favorite restaurant, Zunzi’s.
The queue wrapping around the building, to their closet-sized entrance, proves I am not alone.
We gave Carli & Devon our limited Savannah tour, tasted the famous praline pecans, and reenacted a couple Forrest Gump moments. Devon is a big Tom Hanks fan.
One objective of this trip was to share Staunton, Virginia. They had yet to see the place they’ll be getting married. I have to admit, I held my breath.
Success. The town is SO dang cute, the people so dang nice, and the vibe, so dang colorful. Add a wedding on top, and voilà!
We spent one night near the battlefield, the Battle of the Bull Run. I learned that families actually packed picnics that day, seating themselves on their respective hills as spectators, the North or the South. The notion at the time, this “whole war business”, will be over in a few hours. Obviously, it took 4 long years and over half a million lost fathers, brothers, uncles, nephews, husbands.
The compact city on the Potomac River, Woody’s first time! So much to explore and learn from. Countless places I have been, directing me that it’s a replica before me, the original is preserved in the Smithsonian. And here we are, ready to see THE REAL DEAL.
Well, we thought this was our chance. No more public gatherings allowed, these big venues must close shop. Basically, there was no reading between the headlines.
America is Closed
Aren’t road trips fun?
Yeah sure, next year, this time. Newlyweds. . . Somewhere in Western Virginia.