Day 2 of my Virginia vacation was awesome, plus a crushing blow.
Our next stop ended in disaster and disappointment! Right across the highway from Bob Evans has always been my next dream stop: the strip mall location of "A Soldier's Life: Civil War Museum". Somehow, in 6 years of visiting F-burg, I've never made it to this little museum. And I was determined that this was the time. Sadly, the Visitor's Bureau reported that the museum had closed/moved down by the James Monroe House, aka World's Saddest Museum. The Visitor's Bureau told Cara that "he didn't get enough traffic, sometimes he only had 2 visitors a DAY". She thought 2 a WEEK would have been a success. Well, he also didn't have all his exhibits back up and was "focusing on his vintage photography". Damn it.
We rallied after that disaster, and headed up to Mount Vernon: