Pick up a Local Brochure.
Along any street in town you will see many boxes like these, Grab What's in Them! There are many good coupons to be had, maps of the area and trolley services. These are great sources of information and discounts. We always pick these up and always save, find some thing to do that we didn't think of or a good place to eat that is close by.
James River Plantations on Rt 5 near Williamsburg
We took a drive down Rt 5. We got on Rt 5 outside of Richmond and followed it along the James River. There are many plantations open to the public and many that are not.
There are also alot of roadside markers letting you know the history that happened in this area including Civil War trail information.
Very nice drive even if you don't stop at any of the plantations.
Great Italian Food at Angelo's at Colonial Inn
The ambience of the restaurant was very Italian and romantic. It has one entire wall that is glass facing the oceanfront. The tables are a dark brown wood with candlelite teajars on the tables. The boothes were nice and cozy and the table tops had glass on them and beneath the glass was sand, shells and starfish.. the girls liked this alot. I had the onion soup and salad. It was very good. Tiffany had chicken fingers and fries and Noel had the shrimp and fries basket.
I drank a pina coloda and iced tea and the girls had sprite. My friend, Thomas from the navy, joined us and he had stuffed mushrooms and soda.
For an appetizer we had garlic bread and marinara sauce.
We all enjoyed our dinner and would definitely go back there again.
Steak That Sizzles
We decided to have a nice evening out and we saw The Black Angus earlier in the day so we went. This is one very nice restaurant. From the outside it does not look like much but once inside the atmosphere is very classic. Since it is a steak house we both had diffrent cuts of meat and then of course some seafood. The meal was fantastic and the staff very attentive. My steak was cooked to perfection as was Don's. The salads were crisp and the bread hot and tasty. The shrimp perfect! This is a little more dressy so they prefer at least business casual attire. They are open for dinner only and do not except reservations. They do how ever have what is called a Call Ahead Policy. You can telephone 30 to 40 minutes before you arrive and, if they have a wait, they will add your name to the list at the time you call. This is not a reservation, but it will minimize your wait. his is a nice place to be with your sweetheart. The lighting is dim and very romantic with candles flickering on the tables.
Hours are: Sun-Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Fri-Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm.
The Chrysler Museum
The New York Times described the Chrysler's permanent collection as "one any museum in the world would kill for." Comprising over 30,000 objects the collection spans over 5000 years of world history.
There are American and European paintings and sculpture from the Middle Ages to the present day. I enjoyed the impressionist gallery, as it?s my favorite style. There are works by Monet, Degas, Renoir, Gauguin, Rodin and C?zanne. The Museum?s glass collection is one of the world?s greatest collections. The types and style of glass is endless in every color of the rainbow plus. They also have collections of decorative arts and photography. Each year the Chrysler presents an average of 15 special exhibitions of outstanding artworks from around the world.
The museum is located on a beautiful waterfront sight facing the Hague inlet of Norfolk's historic Elizabeth River, the Museum building houses 60 galleries, an auditorium, gift shop, restaurant, and the Jean Outland Chrysler Library. The Museum was opened in 1989, and in 1997 the Museum completed a new education wing including spaces for hands-on art classes and new galleries for its celebrated collection of American neo-classical sculpture. The Museum's historic Willoughby-Baylor, and Moses Myers houses are located nearby.
Open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. (the website says admission by voluntary contribution, however I remember paying a $4 entrance fee)