Roly Poly's staff crafts a menu of nutritious sandwiches, soups, and salads from fresh vegetables and other healthy ingredients. Inside a Santa Fe chicken sandwich ($6.25 whole; $3.95 half), sleepy sliced chicken breast snuggles under a blanket of melted jalapeno jack cheese, only to be rudely roused by a splash of salsa. Alternately, a fashion-forward spa salad ($5.95) shows off a multi-colored frock of plum tomatoes, avocado, and alfalfa, and the brown derby Cobb ($6.95) crumbles bleu cheese and bacon over mixed greens. For liquid sustenance, cauldrons of Westport seafood bisque ($3.95/cup; $4.95/bowl) and roasted garlic tomato soup ($2.95/cup, $3.95/bowl) boil and toil to practice for upcoming Macbeth prop auditions
The White House of the Confederacy constituted the social, political, and military headquarters of Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis during the Civil War. Later named a National Historic Landmark, the building still stands today. Daily guided tours lead guests through the grand 19th-century structure, which houses more than half its original wartime furnishings.
The White House is only steps away from The Museum of the Confederacy's Richmond location, where a core exhibit chronicles the Confederacy from its beginnings to General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Opened 25 years after that fateful event, the nonprofit museum displays artifacts from a collection of more than 15,000 items. They include Stonewall Jackson's sword, a letter from Pope Pius IX, and all the pennies Jefferson Davis etched his face onto in his spare time.
Meanwhile, another 400 artifacts adorn the permanent exhibit at the museum's Appomattox location. Here, a dozen audiovisual stations, parole lists, and the uniform coat worn by Lee illustrate the event that brought the Civil War to a close.
Short of creating physical clouds to hold people aloft, Mattress Warehouse stocks almost every imaginable furnishing to help customers catch a few Z’s. Rows of name-brand mattresses from Sealy, Simmons Beautyrest, Serta, and Tempur-Pedic entice customers to replace their worn pad for new bedding, such as a standard mattress, a fluffy pillowtop unit, or a memory foam piece that conforms to bodies. Beyond mattresses, the warehouse also carries an ample collection of box springs, full bed sets with rails and headboards, and even premium futon mattresses that revitalize foldable couches.
Roanoke Parks and Recreation is the valley's oldest and only nationally accredited parks and recreation agency offering more than 200 recreational programs and a variety of events and activities. Add a glimmer of pizzazz to your work-eat-sleep routine with an assortment of adult classes, from tap dancing lessons ($28 for six classes) to a basic bicycle-maintenance instruction session ($9). Join an adult co-ed kickball league ($155) to share in an exciting, mildly competitive opportunity to soak coaches in sports drinks.