Baseball Road Trip 2007 - Wednesday
For breakfast Wednesday we headed to Southern Kitchen, which is filled with chicken and egg decorations. Filled. I ordered country ham but only had a few bites. I think I really am a pancakes for breakfast type of guy.
The pace of our meal here was just right. Southern Kitchen is a mile or two from "downtown" Charleston. On our way to Southern Kitchen we drove by the spot that had been recommended to me (after I'd asked a few folks for a good local spot to eat), turns out it's a chain restaurant!
From Charleston, WV we headed South and East toward Durham, NC. The trip was uneventful. We drove past Bluefield, WV (home of an Orioles minor league affiliate) but were unable to find that afternoon's O's game on the radio.
After meeting our friend Jack, we went to Durham Athletic Park to take in a Bulls Game. My photos don't begin to express how hot the evening was. I took a photojournalism class in college and was once given the assignment of photographing the weather. I failed to do this in Durham. The heat and humidity melted my brain.
The game wasn't poorly attended, there just happens to be a lot of seating at this ballpark. The less said about Durham's "Blue Monster," the better.
Wednesday was the first night of the trip during which I did not have an Italian sausage with peppers & onions for dinner. If I missed out on something amazing, please leave a comment and I will get back to North Carolina ASAP. For the record, I also skipped out on this dinner option the next night in Winston-Salem (but there was a very good reason with the initials BBQ for that).
After the game we had a drink or two at a bar. One member of our party also had a salad. A salad. On a baseball road trip. Proof that we are in our 30's. All my photos turned out a little blurry (I had bourbon instead of salad). From there we went to a pool hall where Erik and Listmaker were able to play a little more tabletop shuffleboard.
FYI: Listmaker has posted photos and stories from the trip.