Monday, June 18, 2012

41st Anniversary Weekend in Williamsburg Virginia 2012

Our 41st anniversary was June the 11th, which was also a Monday. So we decided to wait until the weekend to celebrate. On Friday after Joanne got off work we left for Williamsbug VA. We had dinner reservations at the Kings Arms Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg.
Part of the entertaiment during dinner was a lady playing a celtic harp.

Joanne had "chicken breast pan-fried and served with apple-cornbread stuffing, scuppernong-raisin sauce, herb-mashed potatoes, and fresh vegetables".
I had "maple and whiskey-brined pork chop with grain-mustard glaze, herb-roasted mashed potatoes, and red cabbage braised with applewood bacon".

Joanne had a pecan pie included with her dinner, which she gave to me. She had decided that she wanted the "Thomas Jefferson's brandy spiked bread pudding with a warm vanilla bean sauce". Good food, good music, and better company.
Saturday morning we started our day with breakfast at the Old Chickahominy House restaraunt. It is our favorite place for breakfast in Williamsburg.
 After breakfast we went to the Williamsburg Pottery Factory. If they hadn't had the sign out front, I would never have recognized the place. They have totally redone the Pottery. New buildings, its clean, its air conditioned, and the variety of selections is great. One of the managers told us that they have over 15,000 food items in stock. It was like Salsa Heaven. The next time we go to Williamsburg for an extended stay, we're doing our grocery shopping there.
 We then made an obligatory stop at the Yankee Candle Outlet. Joanne said we were just going to look around, but I kept loosing her. This place is an aromatice den of temptation.
 Finally, we made it back over to Colonial Williamsburg. We didn't buy any tickets, so we just walked around, checking out the scenery and gardens.
 It was a beautiful day, with the temperatures in the low 80's and the humidity low. It was a perfect day to wander, hold hands, sip some cold apple cider, and just not be in a rush.
We headed home around 4:00 in the evening. We weren't there long, just long enough. It was nice simply to get away to ourselves.

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