On our way to the beach…

Pardon the radio silence over here on Hot Pot but I’ve been too busy soaking up America to find a wireless hot spot.  Oh, ok, and taking long afternoon naps, hanging out with my family, eating a lot of pie, taking photo walks, and now gorging myself on all of the local, organic, free-range meats and salads and cheeses that Charlottesville, VA has to offer. 

This morning I had cream cheese and blueberry stuffed french toast at the iconic Blue Moon diner, followed 30 minutes later by a fresh-from-the-oven everything bagel from Bodo’s.  We also had fantastic meals at Orzo, Tovola, Feast, and Revolutionary Soup.  So much delicious salad and cheese and pasta and bread!  What can I say?  Charlottesville is foodie heaven and I’m happy here to use the “I’m eating for two” excuse to it’s full potential. 

The only thing I haven’t really had here is wireless, which means no pictures and no posts.  The wireless desert will continue until our 1 night rendevous with New York City next Friday because tomorrow we head to St. John’s in the U.S. Virgin Islands for a few days of snorkeling and sun. 

If you’ve ever wondered how you could possibly afford a tropical island getaway, look up Cinnamon Bay campground on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  You can camp on the beach for 30 bucks a night (or rent a cottage for a little over $100), mere feet from the clearest blue water you’ll ever see.  It’s perfect, and your payment supports the National Park system which we think is pretty cool.

So that’s the news from our Whirlwind America trip thus far.  Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a football team in the Superbowl to be rooting for…


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