Spring Break is coming to a close and I'm just now breathing my sigh of relief. The first half consisted of a 2,500 mile trip down the east coast hitting practically all states between Massachusetts and South Carolina. I'll expand on this trip and the food of course in a moment. The middle portion of SB was devoted to Kaston's 21st birthday and St. Patty's day. Talk about timing. And the last half involved being buried under piles of homework from my wonderful professors. Who are these people? Their definition of break is obviously very different than mine. Oh well.
Now for the most important part: food and traveling. As soon as my class ended at 12:45 on Thursday afternoon, I ran home to pack the car and get as far away from school as possible. Kaston and I hit the road with Charleston, South Carolina as our destination and a plan to drive as far as possible Thursday evening. After leaving Massachusetts, we hit Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and finally landed in Virginia around 1 a.m. Pretty successful evening of driving if you ask me. It was horribly rainy all day, so by the time we stopped at a rest stop in Virginia to sleep we had no idea what kind of view we would be waking up to the next morning. And what a pleasant surprise it was. We woke up with the sun the next morning (when you're sleeping in the back of a car there isn't much protection from the blinding light) to see that we were perched up in the mountains with a beautiful view of the Appalachians. From there we headed to Monticello, the famous home of Thomas Jefferson. I could talk about this place forever and all the interesting things we saw there, but this is supposed to be a food blog right? I'll move on, the food is coming I promise. After Monticello we made a mad dash for South Carolina, so that we could meet our friend Joseph for dinner. We made it through Virginia, North Carolina, and then finally into the great state of South Carolina.
|Such beautiful graveyards.|
|Oh, the cobblestone streets.|
Just when you thought this blog was going to be never ending, I'm going to abruptly stop and leave you hanging. Meaning that you will have to keep a look out for the next blog. This was only the first of our food adventures down the coast, so I promise you there are many more yummy treats to come.