Thursday, November 29, 2018

Day 3 - Warrenton, VA

This morning, we drove from Frederick, MD, to Warrenton, VA. Only about 60 miles but it took a couple of hours due to construction delays and lots of traffic. We arrived a bit early for our lunch appointment so we went to the museum located in a historic jail. The attendant gave a summary of the history before we were let loose in the facility. This was a dentist office set up in one of the former cells. I got a kick out of some of the equipment like the foot powered drill just to the right of the chair. Or the old X-ray equipment.

We then went to meet Kathy (aka Toadmama) and Mike at their home. We walked to Molly's Irish Pub on Main Street for lunch. The food was good but the company was great. This was only the second time we've met them but it's great to meet other motobloggers. You almost feel like you've known them for a long time just from reading their posts. I'm afraid that I didn't take a picture until Mike had already left for another appointment but Kathy gave us a mini tour of Warrenton including the former train station. The railroad bed is now a bike path with some pieces of it's former life lying around. Such as this small building.

This is an unofficial addition to the Virginia LOVE program. It is described in this blog post including the addition of the satellite dish. Below is the "official" one for Warrenton right next to the former train station. In case you didn't know, many of Toadmama's moto riding posts involving searching for these examples of Virginia art. Warrenton is a very nice, small town with many restored buildings in the historic downtown section.


After leaving Warrenton, we headed to Burke, VA, to visit Bridgt's brother and his wife, Sharon. Tomorrow, we will be headed to Williamsburg with them for about a week (I think).  

9 comments:

redlegsrides said...

Warrenton is close to a friend of mine's home near Orleans I believe....

ToadMama said...

Thanks again for stopping by. It was a lovely visit. Good job on the re-cap. I do hope we get to see you in AK one day, or maybe during one of your camping adventures. 😀

Hi, Dom. We talked about you today. Nicely, of course. Yes, Orlean is about 30 minutes away on my favorite road in the county.

RichardM said...

Time for a road trip?

RichardM said...

It was great to see you again. Sorry about the lack of planning on my part. Its that whole retirement thing...

SonjaM said...

The place sounded familiar, of course. How lovely that you had the opportunity to meet up again. And you got nice weather, too.

RichardM said...

It was great to meet up again.

Lynne Goebeler said...

I'm so jealous that you've met Kathy and Mike in real life! Despite living not very far apart, we have not managed to meet. 🙄 And Warrenton looks like such a lovely place, as a bonus!

RichardM said...

It’s just down the road a bit. No excuses.

And it’s a beautiful area.

Lynne Goebeler said...

I know, I know! We'll make it happen!