The continuation from my outfit post! As you know, we took a day trip to the Eastern Shore last week! We didn't leave until about noon, so we got to sleep in.. Pat went surfing for a few hours and I ran some errands. I went to Borders (is anyone a Borders Rewards member? They send you coupons via email & they are some incredible deals, once I got 50% off any book & last week was 35%!) & bought the "Nikon D3000 For Dummies" book. What a straightforward guide! Highly recommended. It made some great "roadtrip" reading! (I say "roadtrip" because the Eastern Shore is less than 1 hr away!)
See that happy little hippo up there? We call him our love child. He was rescued from a surf shop in the Outer Banks last year. The snow globe was my souvenir for Patrick from New York in February.. he asked me to bring him a snow globe like the one in "Elf".. little did I know what a raucus this snow globe would cause! Silly me didn't know I couldn't put it with my luggage and had go all the way back through security and check it by itself. But I knew he'd be so disappointed without that snow globe!
Most of the houses in the Easter Shore are so charming! If a beach house and a cottage had a baby.. you'd get one of these houses. I'd love a vacation here once we've made it big in Seattle, yet the only issue is, unless you live near downtown (which is an extra 45 minutes from Cape Charles, where we spent most of our day), you are pretty far from more civilization, excluding more houses & farmland. Not to mention.. the bridge toll to get back to Virginia Beach is about $17 for both ways!
While stopping for visitor information, we asked the guy for a recommendation for lunch. He suggested a place called West right down the street. Fair enough. We gave it a shot.. and I'm not one to complain.. but it was pretty awful!!! We coined the soup "Depression Soup" because it was pretty much potatoes and water. It was supposed to be New England Clam Chowder. I think we had about 3 dehydrated clams in the soup total. Patrick ordered a BLT to be safe and I ordered fish and chips. The fish was obviously fresh because I almost choked on bones every other bite.
Last but not least, we made our way to several antique and thrift shops. The thrift stores we went to were awful, and sadly the only one that looked like it had a chance was closed. We did find this adorable little antique shop with amazing prices, however. I ended up buying two hats for the shop.. and Pat was intrigued by this ghost book.