Everyone who knows me knows I love birthdays. It doesn't matter who's. This year Stone had chosen to celebrate in Abingdon, Virginia. The plan was to check in at the Martha Washington, have dinner at The Tavern, then spend the next day biking the Virginia Creeper while viewing the fall colors. From the moment we arrived it did nothing but rain, so we had a change of plans. No biking. Fortunately, there was a play at The Barter Theater.
It was a rainy evening as Carleen, Daniel, Stone and I walked to The Tavern. The Tavern, one of the oldest west of the Blue Ridge, was built in 1776. At one time it served as a hospital for wounded Confederate and Union Soldiers during the Civil War
This is a miniature log cabin on display at The Tavern made from wine corks. It was such a cute idea.
We launched our evening with a glass of wine in the quant surroundings of The Tavern. There are several small dining areas that make for a more intimate atmosphere. We where seated in one of the dining rooms up stairs. The floor slightly tilts and depending on where you sit, when a wine bottle is placed on your table, it will slide due to the uneven floors.
Stone and Daniel, ready to get this celebration started.
Let's all raise our glasses to Stone and wish him a very
We didn't realize we where making memories as we where just having fun.
Many times when Stone and I have been in Abingdon, Va,we have wanted to stop by Anthony's, founded in 2010 by Pastry Chef Anthony Perkins. Their desserts are almost to beautiful to eat. You understand I said almost. In the past, when Stone and I wanted to stop by, they were closed. Luckily not this time. I was so excited because I had heard so much about it. Seriously, I would make the two and a half hour drive just for my s'mores tart. I must try to recreate it.
Daniel's Coconut Cream Pie
Carleen's Magic Bar
Stone's Key Lime Pie