Tuesday morning last week, Jonas and I finally left DC on our long-planned road trip through the Southern states. We started talking about this trip shortly after we got back from last year’s road trip, which went through Arizona, Nevada, and California, and passed amazing places like the Grand Canyon, the Black Canyon, and Death Valley. But the truth is that seeing the American South has been a dream of mine ever since I read the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, and later when I saw films about the American Civil War. And our plan is to see it all: Charleston, Savannah, the steam boats on the Mississippi River, plantations, abandoned ghost towns, swamps and reptiles, and finally the French Quarters in New Orleans.
At the time of writing this post, we were waiting for a ferry on Ocracoke Island in North Carolina. Another ferry had brought us there a few hours ago from North Carolina’s beautiful Outer Banks, where we stayed for one night, in Kill Devil Hills! I can recommend both the Outer Banks, and the Otracoke Island even more, for anyone who wants a beac vacation. Virginia Beach, which was our first stop on Tuesday, is a pale comparison. The exception being the restaurant where we had dinner, Tautogs Restaurant. Charming, authentic, and with fantastic seafood (I had oyster as first course and scallops and pilaf for main course) and nice people working there, I wish it was a located a little closer to DC because I would definitely be a regular!