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
Married for 27 years to Robert, three kids: Will (23), Vivian (20) and Dots (17) ~~~~
Majored in mathematics at SMU, taught elementary school for six years before Will was born, currently tutoring math ~~~~
Things I enjoy: playing duplicate bridge, working NY Times crossword puzzles, reading good books, entertaining, visiting with friends, planning trips, traveling, playing board games, spending time with family, cooking, keeping up with old friends ~~~ happy to correspond with other parents about raising a child with special needs
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