Monthly Archives: November 2012

Thanksgiving Travels 2012

Four of the best days ever spent away from home…yes, we ran away from home, and we had a blast! Leaving DC on Wednesday night, we encountered traffic on Route 17 outside of Fredericksburg, where everyone was trying to hop … Continue reading

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Foodie mysteries and other books….

Nothing like a good mystery and a cup of tea on a cold Sunday afternoon. Where to start? Laura Childs’ tea shoppe mysteries? Or her latest Cackleberry Club, which I just picked up this week? Or do I round up … Continue reading

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Sunday afternoon at Don Churro’s

There is just something immensely satisfying about eating at Don Churro’s. Especially when it’s not planned, just a spontaneous thing. After a couple of quick P&Gs coming from the gun show at the Dulles Expo Center, we were on the … Continue reading

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Banjo Classes

Well, I admit that I cannot tech myself to play the banjo. Tried a jam session class, but that was for beginners to jam sessions, not beginners to the banjo. So, tonight I start classes with James Cross at Music … Continue reading

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Another new dining find–Marlin & Ray’s, Manassas

Another one we found by pure accident! Seafood and made-on-the-premises key lime pie. Yum. All you can eat crab legs on Sundays, but I don’t think we could have done that justice. We both got the seafood sampler: lobster, skewered … Continue reading

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Route 231–Old Rag and Madison

In a word: spectacular. There are a lot of wonderful backroads in Virginia, and 231 is no exception. We were coming from Sperryville, doing the backroad trip from home to Harrisonburg, and this was a complete surprise. We drove past … Continue reading

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New find in Harrisonburg: Black Forest German Restaurant

Yes, the Serendipity Riders strike again. Only thing is that we were in the truck, not the motorcycle. We were sitting at a stoplight on Market Street in H’burg, on the way to Red Lobster, when I looked out the … Continue reading

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Music on the journey….

We could listen to Alison Kraus and Union Station over and over again, and as a matter of fact, we do. The “live” album from a venue in Louisville (sorry, I can’t think of the name as I type this … Continue reading

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