Sunday, September 30, 2012

DAY 7: Richmond, VA and Savannah, GA

Day 7: Saturday, September 29th, 2012 - Richmond and Savannah

Today was the first morning we slept in without setting our alarm.  When we got up, we decided to go for a run along a campground trails.  Then we showered, and started our drive towards Richmond, VA (about an hour south).

Neither of us had been to Richmond before, so we drove all over the city.  We searched for food trucks on our phones, but the only ones that were out on a Saturday were closed down by 12pm.  We arrived there around 1:30pm, so we were a little too late.

We even saw one of the food trucks driving in front of us on its way home...

'Chupacabra' food truck

Richmond was a really cool city, so we were happy to just drive around and look at everything.  We almost had given up and were about to leave when Mitch suggested that I search to see if there were any farmers markets going on.  Almost immediately, I discovered a farmers market/Italian street festival going on at a place called the Historic 17th Street Market.  We made our way there, paid to park in a parking lot that our camper would fit in, and walked down to the market.

Italian Street Festival

Kingsley got to walk around with us.

There were several street vendors selling Italian food, as well as other market items, and there was live music playing.  We walked around and found a food booth that we both wanted to order from called 'Italian Kitchen Catering.'

'Italian Kitchen Catering' menu.


What we ordered:
Combo Plate - Fried Ravioli, Fried Zucchini, and Calamari
Bruschetta Plate

Total: $15

Bruschetta Plate                                                Combo Plate

We walked around a little bit more, the headed back to the car so we could start our 7 hour drive to the Savannah, GA campground we made a reservation at.  For dinner, I made sandwiches while we were stopped at a gas station at the N. Carolina/S. Carolina border.  

It was almost 11pm by the time we got to the campsite, so we're going to check out downtown Savannah tomorrow morning/afternoon.  Then we will be on our way to Orlando and Bonita Springs, FL (about a 7 hour drive from Savannah).

Day 7 Food Truck/Famers Market Spending:  $15 (under budget)

Spending for Day 7:

Gas: $145  (Thanks for the $$$ Kyle Thomas, Annie Bal, and Aunt Mary Anne/Uncle Dale!)
Food Truck Food: $15
Campsite at Savannah KOA: $41
Parking at the farmers market: $12 ($6 for the car, $6 for the camper)
Donation to get into the farmers market (we got 2 reusable Italian Festival shopping bags): $10

Total: $223 (over budget - seems to be a theme...)

Mitch and Laurel

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