Episode 6: An Interstate Thanksgiving

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We saved the longest trip for last in 2018! This episode was recorded over the Thanksgiving holiday when we took our teardrop trailer on its first out-of-state roadtrip.

We didn’t actually camp in the trailer this time around. Because of some longer trips we plan on taking in 2019, we decided to tow our trailer over a long route we were already familiar with — the drive to Amanda’s parents’ house in Virginia. Take a listen for some of our favorite places to eat and shop in the Northern Neck area of Virgina and to hear how Amanda’s first time in the driver’s seat went.

This was also our trailer’s last journey until the weather warms up this Spring. However, we have plenty more episodes planned between now and then featuring our adventures from the road — and possibly one from the sea!

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Mentioned in this episode: 

  • Where we recorded: Since we didn’t really camp out this time, we decided to record from one of our favorite detours when driving back and forth to see Amanda’s family. The Virginia Farm Market is a fantastic pitstop where you can pick up fresh fruit, pies, Virginia-made products and Apple Cider Slushies.

  • Where we ate: You can’t have Thanksgiving without the food, and there was PLENTY. Amanda’s family is big into Thanksgiving dinner buffets (and have brought Scott over to the darkside). This year we returned to our favorite spot for Thanksgiving - High Tides, a restaurant and tiki bar that overlooks the Potomac River with your usual Thanksgiving fixings and all-you-can-eat shrimp. We also discuss our visits to two more of our Virginia faves: Horne's Restaurant and the Callao Coffee Cafe.

  • Where we shopped: Thanks to an abundance of antique stores near Amanda’s parents, we got our fill of local shopping. A few of the ones we visited during our antiquing marathon: Port Royal General Store Antiques, Acme Antiques Tappahannock, Port Royal Trading Post and Thyme in a Basket. Amanda still regrets not buying the leering Santa pictured above.

This episode’s a wrap for 2018! We’re taking off an extra week to enjoy Christmas and New Year’s but we’ll be back with our first episode of 2019 the week of January 7th. Thank you to everyone who has listened to the podcast so far - we can’t wait to see what’s on the road ahead!

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