Of the restaurants we tried, my favorite was Kill Devil Grill. The food was awesome, and while it was a little loud in the dining area, it had a great old-fashioned diner atmosphere. Mom got chicken piccata, and I got crabcakes. Mmmmmmmmmmm. In fact, I ate seafood for every dinner we had because I live in the mountains where the seafood isn't so great or available. Barefoot Bernie's was fun and delicious as well. We shared a hot crab dip appetizer and both got steamed shrimp for our entrees. We also went to Rita's Ice-Custard-Happiness two out of the four days we were there. I wish we had a Rita's in Roanoke. Is there someone out there that wants to start a franchise here?
I loved the foot-washing station they had at the hotel. Maybe I just don't get out a lot, but I had never seen one of these things before. Here it is:
You step on, and the water automatically comes on to wash the sand away. Sand be gone!
When I got back to the mountains, I found lots of tomatoes, flowers, green peppers, and lettuce. Here are some photos of the status of the deck garden (all started from seed and featured in a previous post):
Teeny Green Peppers
Bells of Ireland, Molucella laevis (ain't they perty?)
(it grew like crazy whilst I was gone cuz no one was cutting it)
Bachelor's Button or Cornflower, Centaurea cyanus
Now, it's time to get crafty!