The train was great! Other than being a little late (and not having WiFi!), it was a really pleasant and easy ride.
Matt was nice enough to stay with me in the station until just before the train came. I’m going to miss him – until Sunday when he’s flying out to join me!
We chugged through the Virginia countryside for 2.5 hours.
But thanks to some electrical outlets, I actually got a lot done!!
(As evidenced by the screensaver, clearly 😉 )
4:30 snacktime. Alliebar!
And a Pink Lady. Isn’t she pretty…
Soon enough we pulled into the Alexandria station and when the train moved, there was Emily!!! Oh how I have missed her 🙂
She surprised me with a nice mile walk with my huge suitcase! Suitcase + cobblestones do not make a good couple. However, the walk was otherwise lovely! Really nice after my long ride.
We got settled and then headed back out for dinner. Casey’s parents are visiting and I got to spend the evening with them. Made the whole night more exciting!
At Cafe Salsa we chowed down on some fried chips
And a little salsa
I was craving seafood (Alexandria always makes me crave seafood!) so I ordered the seafood salad with mussels, calamari, salmon and shrimp with a key lime dressing. I think there were black beans and corn, but I found a total of about 10 balls in the whole dish.
It was good, but not fabulous.
Emily’s stuffed peppers, however, were fabulous (she shared a few bites!)
And so was Tina’s plantain-crusted chicken!
Glad to make tonight an early one – tomorrow’s gonna be a long day! Foodbuzz Bound!