Saturday, September 20, 2014

Birthday Weekend on Sunday

On Sunday we wrapped up our stay at the Martha Washington Inn and stopped for some photos on our way out of Abingdon.

The residences, churches and storefronts along Main Street are fascinating to me.

I will always study the jewelry more closely.

For the trip home I wore off white jeans with a chambray shirt and a white tank top. All items are from Chico's. The Jessica Simpson shoes are from T.J. Maxx earlier this year.

Many of the buildings in Abingdon date back to the 1770's.

This serpentine brick wall was built using hand made bricks many years ago to give privacy to the backyard of the home above.

The next leg of our journey included stopping at White's Mill which long served the neighboring community. Since the late 18th century, the mill provided meal and flour for the farm and kitchen, as well as a gathering place for sharing news and views.

The Mercantile, formerly the Cumbow Store, provided those store-bought essentials and extras that any home needs.

The contents were left as they were many years ago when the mill was still used.

The port o john is appropriately hidden in an outhouse.

This abandoned store along the way captured my attention from afar.

Before our wonderful brunch at The Harvest Table in Meadowview we explored Emory which is the home to Emory and Henry College. The campus is so beautiful!

I hope you have enjoyed the final day of our weekend celebration of my birthday.

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

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Donna said...

Beautiful scenery! Mr Mickey has a very good eye for composition. Please don't discount your pocket digital camera. That's what my husband uses for his business and his pictures are very sharp and clear. His clients are well pleased. You look lovely as always! what a fabulous way to celebrate your birthday.

sharon said...

Such a wonderful birthday weekend!

Unknown said...

You continue to inspire me! Happy birthday and I look forward to more beautiful posts!

meriusa said...

Congratulations on your birthday !Thank you for sharing this celebration weekend with us .The pictures are fascinating .

Dianna said...

My ex husband was from Glade Spring (near Abingdon). Back in the 70's, when we'd visit there, we'd eat at Cumbow's Restaurant. Your post really brought back memories!