On Saturday morning we went to breakfast at Shirley's Market in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It was a really good and very typical American breakfast experience. I thought I'd post a photo of the place plus some photos I took of the menu.
If you are not American, you might not be familiar with sausage patties, Texas toast, home fries, French toast, buttermilk biscuits, or sausage gravy. All are items on the breakfast menu at Shirley's and thousands of similar grills, diners, cafés, and restaurants across the U.S.
You can also get one of these omelets. Chesapeake Bay crab meat (from blue crabs), American cheese (processed cheese — highly industrial as they would say in France) and Philly steak are foods you might not know much about.
And finally how about an "eggzilla"? It's a real pig-out, from the looks of it. Do you know what fixings are?
Finally, it's Monday morning as I type this and I'm all packed. Question was: would everything fit in the suitcase + carry-on? It did. Now the question is: how much does the suitcase weigh? I have to haul it over to the community center because there's a bathroom scale over there. Max. weight allowed is 50 lbs.
A few minutes later: good news — it weighs in at 46 lbs. I'm good to go. Packed are three pairs of jeans, 15 or 20 T-shirts, countless pairs of socks, one can each of baby lima beans and field peas, at least 10 bottles of hot sauce and liquid smoke, two pairs of shoes, a wide variety of drugstore items, and a lot of other things I just couldn't live without — including a bag of bagels.