Although our plan was to get up early and begin our drive to our vacation destination, we decided we could not miss two final stops in RVA to tour by car. Our helpful guide at the Visitor Center mapped out the best way see them and get to them. First stop was to follow the blue loop road around Hollywood Cemetery passing Historic Grave Sites – including two presidents. (Next visit we will definitely take one of the walking tours) Just wish we had known about this great map – to identify what we were seeing. Next we did a drive through of Memorial Drive – quick for by that time we were starving! We decided to once again venture into one of the neighborhoods for food. Clearly this is where the life is in RVA. – We headed into Carytown and quickly found an incredible lunch experience.. Can Can Brasserie – very well themed (I just love that), with delicious food and great service. Excellent! Good selection of Beer on tap and in bottles too… I passed for it was too early for me. However I left with a huge loaf of French Bread! Yum! We hit the road, sad to leave for there was so much more to do. I will be back to this city… but would pick another place to stay. Parking is abundant and so no worries if staying outside of the city and driving in to the see the sites (many of them will pay for your parking!)
It turned out working well for there was not much see to along the way. We had planned to stop in Wilmington NC to see where they film the Dome but the traffic was bad and Matilda (our GPS) diverted us another way down a lonely rode through the countryside. With little to see but crop after crop of tobacco (at the time we had no idea what it was) — Our one stop was for our first batch of Boiled Peanuts along with some local produce.