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Virginia Road Trip: Day 2

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After the first full day of driving, I made the decision this morning to b-line for Alexandria on the second day of my Virginia road trip. I had a few roadside attraction stops scheduled but nothing on my itinerary really stood out and I figured I’d rather make it to Virginia early. And by early I mean early afternoon.

What I did on day two of my Virginia road trip…

I did drive by a giant cross in Virginia which was not as impressive as the world’s largest cross.

And I stopped off to see the world’s largest apple in Winchester.

The World's Largest Apple in Winchester, Virginia - Roadside attractions in Virginia
The World’s Largest Apple in Winchester, Virginia

Which was awesome.

And then I drove to Alexandria to see my friends Rob and Christine. We chilled around their place and watched Plan 9 From Outer Space and played a game of Life, which I failed at miserably. Go figure.

Then we went out for a hibachi dinner in Alexandria. Which was delicious.

I’d never been to a hibachi restaurant before and it was quite a show. Our chef performed all the standard hibachi tricks: knife chops, spatula flipping, egg juggling and tossing, and an onion volcano. Let’s just say that there was a lot of fire involved. And that my food was tasty. (A far cry from my normal road trip diet of whatever fast food restaurant is closest.)

Hibachi dinner in Virginia
Hibachi dinner in Virginia
Hibachi dinner in Virginia
Hibachi dinner in Virginia
Hibachi dinner in Virginia
Hibachi dinner in Virginia

We’re just spending a chill night with TV. And I have no idea what I am doing yet tomorrow.

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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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