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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Jillian said...

You look great Susan, actually when I look back over your posts, you are looking younger now.

Your advice is such a help, I look forward to your latest pictures

Regards Jill

Unknown said...

A very Happy Birthday to you- At 58 you look terrific- actually it doesn't matter your age you look terrific. Love the outfit and now I am going searching for the gorgeous dove grey bag. The little town is so lovely and reminds me of where I grew up. I look forward to the 2nd day of your weekend. Lynne

Carolyn H. said...

Hello Susan, loving your journey!My curiousity gets the best of me. What are those interesting looking (fruit or vegetable)on the counter? The green ones that look similar to watermelon but have points on them? Can't say I have ever seen one before.
I agree with the earlier post, your diet is making you look and shine younger!
Carolyn H.~

Grammy Goodwill said...

I'm glad you had such a good birthday. This trip is one I could make since we live in Roanoke. Thanks for the tips on places to eat.

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday Susan. You look very nice and so healthy. I too will be 58 this year, but dont look half as vivacious as you. You set a good example for the rest of us.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Happy Birthday, Susan! You look amazing and I am certain you inspire many in their 50s! This looks like a fun day!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, Susan! You look (as always) fabulous. That Mr. Mickey is a keeper :)

Nuts4dogs said...

A belated but very happy 58th! I think everyone will agree you look even more vivacious now then a few years ago. It's evident in your skin, the way you hold yourself and that je ne sais quoi. You look confident and happy. May this year bring you and Mr. Mickey even more joy and happiness. Nuts4dogs