Sunday, March 16, 2014

A Weekend Away

We celebrated eight wonderful happy years of dating by staying at the Martha Washington Inn for the weekend.

Mr. Mickey promptly picked me up on Friday afternoon for the drive up to Abingdon, Virginia. My travel attire was a red simple comfort top from Covered Perfectly under a cropped red on red Ruby Rd. jeweled sweater from Dillard's last year. The jeans are from Chico's last fall and DVF shoes are from Nordstrom last year.   

Later in the evening after we dressed for dinner, we took a few photos in the foyer of the beautiful hotel.

I wore a black lace front Traveler's sweater jacket over a black tank top and black crepe evening slacks all from Chico's. I found the T-strap black leather and suede high heels at T.J.Maxx last year. The Kenneth Cole Reaction bag is also from T.J.Maxx. 

Each table in the restaurant had a finial or some sort of what-not (as my grandmother used to call them). This one was on our table so I teased Mr. Mickey that he had won The People's Choice Award. Here he is giving his acceptance speech. Thankfully there were very few people dining at this late hour so we didn't disturb anyone with our shenanigans.

During our stay at the hotel, we met two amazing sixty-year-old women whom we visited with on several occasions during the weekend.  That's Audrey above. She is the President of a building supply company and has also served as the only female President of their national trade organization. Mr. Mickey and I were both captivated by her bubbly personality and boundless energy. We had breakfast with Audrey and her handsome husband, Allen on Saturday. They both were so delightful and interesting! We hope to spend many more happy hours in their company.

Below is Katie. She was a music teacher before she retired. Here she is singing "When I Fall In Love" to us at our table. She should be on the Voice or America's Got Talent. She has a perfectly beautiful voice and a wonderful outgoing personality to go along with it. 

You already know Mr. Mickey loves to share an occasional bread pudding after dinner. This one is banana bread and it was so good. 

During the day on Saturday, we spent some time shopping and reading in the library as well as attempting to play a game of checkers. I was too sleepy to be much of a challenge so we ended up reading until we both started to fall asleep in front of the fire. We ended the afternoon by having a couple's massage in the SPA.  

I wore a metallic cardigan sweater over my shoulders. The long necklace is made with matte beads in both silver and gold and can easily be converted to a shorter necklace.  The black knit top has a high-low hem and I wore it with khaki zipper ankle pants. All items are from Chico's. The block heel sandals were found at T.J.Maxx last week.

After we dressed for dinner at Rain Restaurant in downtown Abingdon we snapped a few more pictures in the lobby. 

On Saturday night I wore a cobalt blue silk Peter Nygard jacket from Dillard's with the same tank, pants and shoes I wore the night before. Traveling light means packing things that can be worn in different combinations. This is one of the great jackets I bought at Dillard's awesome sale a couple of weeks ago.

There is a park on the grounds of the hotel so I couldn't resist sitting in the warm sunshine while the valet attendant was going for our car. 

Thank you for joining me on this fun journey through midlife and beyond. 

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