Note From Jon


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Roadtripping to Cheerwine Country

Clearly just admitting my blogging problem has not helped to solve it, so for at least one more post I'll be embracing the double slideshow format. Today's double-header consists of a last minute road trip to Charleston, SC over President's Day weekend followed by last weekend's visit to Shenandoah celebrating Jeff M's birthday, which included my first trips to Stony Man Mountain and Luray Caverns.
Charleston, SC Road Trip

Stony Man and Luray for Jeff's Birthday

Notes to Jon:
  • The food in Charleston was as good as I remembered. We had lunch at Magnolia's where I enjoyed the Shrimp and Grits and especially the House Made Potato Chips which I still remembered from my previous Charleston trip years ago. We also ate at 82 Queen which was equally fantastic and had the greatest sorbet I have ever tasted, order the Pear Sorbet for dessert if you are there.
  • In Charleston we found signs for Elizabeth, Ann, Pitt, Mary, and Jo(h)n Streets, and a Biggs Restaurant. There is even an intersection of Elizabeth and Jo(h)n St. but the Elizabeth sign is missing from that corner. I expect it to be fixed by the time we return to Charleston for a beach trip, possibly to the Pelican House. 
  • Thanks to Brian who took several of the photos which I appropriated for the slideshow (basically any photo I am in and the ones inside the house are his).
  • Connecting the two trips was my current drink of choice, Cheerwine, the cherry soft drink from NC which was available in Charleston as well as at a gas station in Luray. I took full advantage to restock my depleted supply. 

1 comment:

Dana said...

Loved the slideshows Jon. Hope you're doing well!