We luxuriated in not have an 11:00 deadline to leave our lodgings, thanks to staying at Sophia’s house. We mixed last nights left over BBQ pork into scrambled eggs for breakfast and became confused about why eggs have ever been consumed any other way.
We met Sophia for lunch across the street from Elon College at a lovely lunch spot called The Root. Though neither Mariel nor Sophia’s caprese sandwiches came with fried green tomatoes as billed (disappointing), the food was solidly good. Sophia and Miriam were thrilled about the “crispy” (fried) brussels sprouts. We dipped around the corner for post-lunch coffee at The Oak House before saying goodbye to an old and new friend, respectively.
Then, we picked a spot a spot to spend the night which was a couple of hours north. This happened to be Fredericksburg, VA. We headed out, had some mediocre Thai food, watched some more Food Network, and went to sleep.