Monday, September 15, 2014

The Long Birthday Weekend

Saturday, September 13th was my 58th birthday.

 Mr. Mickey treated me to a long pampered weekend in Abingdon, Virginia.

Along the way we visited T.J.Maxx. At the beginning of the season I shop there several times each week because I know the good stuff may only spend a few hours on the shelf.

I found these favorite Jessica Simpson shoes there in the spring. They are comfortable and they go with just about everything. The gray Calvin Klein bag was a recent find for fall. I think it will become another favorite.

 We have eaten lunch at 128 Pecan several times and the food is always fabulous. Today I tried a black bean burger on a salad instead of a bun. It was the best veggie burger I ever tasted! I will have that when we go back.

Our server at 128 Pecan also works at another great restaurant in the next town. She told us all about Harvest Table in Meadowview so we decided to go check out the town. 

The tiny town has only a few buildings around the train depot but it was a delightful trip back in time.

We made reservations to come back for brunch on Sunday at the award winning Harvest Table restaurant.

Breads and pizzas are baked in this brick oven.  Fruits and vegetables are gathered from their garden to use in your entree. These odd looking fruits are horned melons.

Below are jars of sun dried tomatoes from their garden.

The Meadowview Farmers' Guild next door is an old time general store which includes local works of art, wine, handmade soaps and body scrubs. There was also local music CDs, locally milled grains, jams, honey and jewelry.

The jeans and black top are from Chico's. The belt and Calvin Klein bag as well as the shoes are from T.J.Maxx.

I hope you have enjoyed the afternoon of day one of our weekend getaway.

Thank you for joining Mr. Mickey and me on this journey through midlife and beyond. 
The second fifty years really are the best!

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