One last marsh walk and then…
Larbs and I made our way West, first on a boat, then in a car, followed by a stop along the Cape Fear for lunch. Larbs gave me the good bed in our suite in exchange for me treating her to lunch, which I was more than happy to do!
We went to The Pilot House, which has been a family beach lunch spot for over 20 years. It’s right on the river and has an awesome menu. I can’t get over how inexpensive the dishes were! $9.95 for shrimp and grits and all the great Southern favorites.
We also sat next to a group of four ladies who had just come from church. They were so Southern in their conversation and accents – makes me miss North Carolina! I still consider Virginia part of the South, but Charlottesville is just not the same.
Our lunch began with a beautiful basket for cornbread muffins and a biscuit, which we split.
We ended up getting the same thing for lunch – the Cornmeal-Dusted Fried Green Tomato with Goat Cheese Salad – plus fried oysters for me and shrimp for Larbs.
This was SOOO good! Loved the sherry dressing, the fried pieces and the healthy underbits. The perfect blend of friend seafood basket and salad!
I’ve just reached the halfway point – Durham – where we’re welcoming Larbs’s Matt home from 13 days in India on a business trip. Then I’m off again on the last leg of my journey with my Matt at the end!
Intended car snacks which I will choose from should hunger arise: wheat thins, apple, banana + AB, hard boiled egg (which I should peel before I hit the road!) and trail mix.