Thursday, September 08, 2011

Emporia, VA

Back in February we made reservations at our favorite vacation spot, Kiawah Island, SC. The months flew by and suddenly it was time to leave CT and head south.

The drive from CT to SC is too long to do in a day, especially when we get a late start after dropping Cooper and Otis off at the kennel. We normally spend the night in Rocky Mount, NC but this year we decided to stay in Emporia, VA.

I had never been to Emporia. We stayed at a new Country Inn & Suites. The hotel was very convenient to I-95, extremely clean and there are restaurants within walking distance. The staff was very friendly and the fresh baked white chocolate chip cookies had me stopping by the lobby for seconds. The continental breakfast included Belgian waffles, bacon, sausage and hash browns.

The hotel lost power during hurricane Irene. One week later, some of the staff still did not have electricity at their homes!

If you are ever in the Emporia area and need a place to stay, I would highly recommend the Country Inn & Suites.

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