Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cousins weekend in Virginia, part I.


I hope that everyone had a Happy Mother's Day! I sure did. I went to Virginia for the weekend with my sister and cousins. I was only able to go for Saturday and Sunday as Hockey Boy had his final choir concert and banquet Friday night, but we packed a lot of fun into the 30 or so hours I was there, and it felt like I was gone for much longer.

We stayed at my cousin Cathy's river house near Lexington

The setting was idyllic!

After I arrived, we drove into Lexington for lunch. It is one of the most charming towns I've ever visited! There was block after block of beautiful, old, historic red-brick buildings filled with cute little shops and restaurants

We ate lunch on the terrace of a nice little place called the Sheridan Livery Inn

Left to right are me, my cousin Nancy (whom we call Nancy Baby to distinguish her from our Aunt Nancy), my sister Marian and my cousin Cathy

We shared this delicious dessert of warm banana bread with buttermilk ice cream - yum!

I found a cute Lilly dress at this darling shop

After lunch we walked off that delicious dessert on the beautiful campus of Washington and Lee University which adjoins downtown Lexington


Nancy Baby, me and Marian on the W&L campus

My sister took this picture of me. It looks like I'm checking my email, but I promise I was getting ready to take a picture!

Lee Chapel features prominently in the middle of W&L

Robert E. Lee and his family are interred in a crypt on its lower level (my husband was named for Robert E. Lee so he loved seeing these pictures)

The Virginia Military Institute is adjacent to the W&L campus, but their styles are quite different

We returned from town and relaxed in chairs by the river - heavenly!

Then we retreated to the back porch for wine and cheese (lovely shot of me, but hopefully you get the picture!)

Coming up next... Dinner out at the Red Hen in Lexington


Jo said...

Looks like you and the girls had a relaxing and enjoyable day together ~ the photos are beautiful!


bevy said...

Love Lexington... almost went to Mary Baldwin College in Staunton because of W&L!

Getting ready to have a fun weekend with my mother and sister at our family house at Pawley's Island. Love girls' weekends!

Your weekend looked lovely...

3 Peanuts said...

Looks like a GREAT weekend. I miss VA! You and Marian look so much alike!

Kim said...

What a fun weekend, and what a beautiful place. J1's bff's younger brother goes to W&L...always wanted to see it, and now even more so!

Scarlett said...

How Fun!
My husband graduated from W&L, and I visited Lex for his 10th reunion. What a charming town!!!
He hopes our girl will go there, so he can relive his Lexington days! :)

Nishant said...

Love Lexington.
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JMW said...

I love Lexington, Va. My brother-in-law and his wife also have a house there. He's a W&L grad, she taught there at one time. They even named their daughter Maury, after the river. Needless to say, Lexington means a great deal to them. :)