Virginia- Stephan’s Sugar Shack

Last time we went to where the Sugar Shack currently is, it was part of the Dip 'n Dot's chain. Stephan's Sugar Shack still serves dip 'n dot's but now they serve other things. The decor of a somewhat summer surfing feel hasn't left.  I ordered the cookies and cream dip 'n dots, and ate [...]

Virginia- Blackfriars Playhouse: Macbeth

  Last time we were in Virginia we went and saw The Taming of the Shrew at Blackfriars Playhouse and greatly enjoyed the atmosphere. Their tagline is "We do it with the lights on" because like Shakespeare's original Blackfriar's indoor theater they leave the lights on during the performance. (what use to be chandeliers of [...]

Virginia- Byers St. Bistro

  Before going to the show and after wandering around Staunton we stopped by Byers St. Bistro for dinner, which was pretty packed. My aunt ordered Crab dip for all of us as an appetizer which I liked but was glad it was an appetizer we shared.   I ended up ordering the special for [...]

Virginia-Shops in Staunton

One late afternoon we headed back to Stanton to see a show, but we arrived early so that we could explore downtown a bit. The Dragon's Hoard 17 East Johnson StreetThe Dragon's Hoard caught me by the title. It's near Pufferbellies and sells board games, cards, modeling supplies, dice and other gaming supplies. Pufferbellies: Toys [...]

Virginia-Skyland Resort’s Pollock Restaurant

Last time we went to Virginia and up on the Skyline Drive we stopped to eat at a restaurant over looking the mountains. It was gorgeous, somewhat fancy and I couldn't remember which one it was, and after stopping at the wrong spot we backtracked and found it again at Skyland. Skyland existed long before [...]

Virginia-Shenandoah National Park: Dark Hollow Falls

The Skyline drive of the Shenandoah National Park also is filled with parking spots for hiking. Even if you are not planning to go hiking I suggest you wear tennis shoes or hiking boots, just in case and bring water. Why? Because I didn't plan to go hiking and I still went hiking, without water [...]