Saturday, June 19, 2010
I Guess Some Things Change
They started out early in the morning of August 11, heading south from Pennsylvania down through Delaware. The first day was just to get down into Virginia via the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. (The photo to the left was taken from the bridge.) They stopped and stayed at the Admiralty Motel-Hotel in Norfolk that first night. It was a fairly upscale motel and the room fee was $12.00.
The Kid had the Hot Turkey Sandwich and Mrs. Kid got the Tuna-Egg Salad Bowl. That lunch came to $3.70 including the tip. Cost the Kid more in tolls that day, which were $4.65.
They had a 1961 Studebaker Lark in those days. The Kid had bought the car just before they wed. The Kid also had dark hair; heck, The Kid had hair period, back in the 'sixties.
They ate dinner in the Admiralty Mayfair Room. Mrs. Kid had the Shish-kabob and a strawberry parfait. The Kid gobbled down more turkey, this time the full Roast Turkey Dinner topped off with a chocolate parfait. Parfaits were a pretty popular and common menu item at the time. Total dining bill, including tip, was pretty high, $8.50.
In the morning it was off to Williamsburg.