Well, our road trip continues. After breakfast, we left Chantilly on Saturday, July 10, 2021. We started driving toward Savannah, Georgia. However, Savannah was quite far away from Chantilly, at 570 miles. So we changed our plan and then stopped at Fayetteville in North Carolina.
We used Interstate 286 and 95. The distance was 413 miles, and it took about six hours, including resting time.
We could see lush green views from the car, which we hardly see in Los Angeles.
When we stopped at a gas station, I found some interesting things at a store. First, there were some smoked hams and bacon. The price was $9.00/ lb.
And I found a bag of peanuts. Virginia state is famous for peanuts. I didn’t know that. The price was about $8.00/kg.
Also, I found some plastic models of trucks. This store was close to the interstate highway, so I thought they were selling these kinds of toys for kids. They would be a good souvenir.
We continued driving toward Fayetteville. But we got stuck in a big traffic jam from an accident. We lost more than one hour of traveling time.
We got off the Interstate to make a detour. Then we found many one-story houses with expansive backyards without any fences! We cannot see this scenery in Los Angeles. Unbelievable without a fence! From where to where might be each house’s property?
The price of land is much lower than in the big cities, so they don’t care about the fence, I think. But, of course, I was a bit jealous.
We drove this serene neighborhood for a while, then got on the Interstate again. Then we entered North Carolina state.
Finally, we arrived at the hotel in Fayetteville before the sun went down. We stayed at Holiday Inn at this time. The room was clean and wide. Also, they had a big pool. We stayed here comfortably.
Well, we found a southern food restaurant in the town. After we checked in, we drove there to have dinner. During the drive to the restaurant, we saw a beautiful sunset.
The restaurant’s name was” Walk On’ S.” It was a southern food family-type restaurant. And there were many big TV screens on the wall, like a sports bar vibe. The restaurant was quite packed with many families because it was Saturday.
We shared a couple of dishes. Fried shrimp with a spicy sauce called Boom Boom Shrimp, Grilled Red Fish with Louisiana corn rice called Red Fish Rudy, and Grilled Mahi with grits and fried ring onion called Mardi Gras Mahi plate.
The information about Walk On’S
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When we checked after the dinner, we talked for a while to our waiter. He was so surprised that we drove from Los Angeles. He said before we were leaving, “God bless you! Have safe driving!” What sweet words he gave to us! I love this kind of behavior that the American people often give heart-warm words even to a stranger. Unfortunately, most Japanese people are shy and avoid talking or giving words. I love this friendly style so much.
Next, we visited Savannah, Giorgia famous for its charming old city.
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