Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Quest for Spring - Urbanna, VA

On Sunday, we just went from a small town near Philadelphia to Hershey, PA. On Monday, we picked up my father in-law and drove down to Urbanna, VA, which was about 240 miles. We have been staying in a beautiful B&B with beautifully appointed rooms and incredible food. At my brother in-law's home, there was a compass attached to the ceiling in the living room and I thought that it was a pretty unique fixture. This afternoon, we roasted fresh oysters over charcoal until they just cracked open.

On Tuesday morning, I walked around the town of Urbanna, VA, and there were some nice views of the Chesapeake Bay but most were behind private property signs. And you may notice the lack of warm, sunny weather and as I'm typing this, the rain is pouring down. Tomorrow we head south to try and find Spring.

 

There are some beautiful homes in the area. This one caught my eye but the colors may be brighter due to the sunshine at the time.

My father in-law at his birthday dinner. All of his children were in attendance as well as one other relative. It was a wonderful time and a fantastic dinner. The restaurant was normally closed but they opened just for our group.

 

10 comments:

SonjaM said...

The blue sky behind the beautiful house indicates some good weather, but was it warm?

Your dad-in-law must have been super happy about all the relatives attending his celebration. It's good to have family!

RichardM said...

At that time it was about 24°F but it had warmed up to about 45°F later in the day.

He seemed pretty happy just to be out of the retirement home for a while.

Trobairitz said...

It is nice that the family could all get together for his birthday and that the restaurant opened special for you too.

Hopefully you can find that sunshine and spring like weather.

redlegsrides said...

you guys got some snow coming your way....

Unknown said...

Richard:

Family gatherings are precious. Savour the moments and your time together

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

Martha said...

Oh, Richard, what a lovely area! What a beautiful state VA is. I love that house and seeing the ground again!

I see your FiL got a nice hat from you! I'm with Bob on this- precious times. But I suspect you know this.

RichardM said...

It was a small group and the first time they all were together for maybe 15 years.

I thought we found blue skies today but by evening the clouds were back.

RichardM said...

So we heard...

RichardM said...

Absolutely!

RichardM said...

As we have been working our way south, more and more green has appeared.