13 June 2012
little road trip
West on Interstate 64 from Richmond; slight north trip up I-81; and then on to the historic Stonewall Jackson Hotel in downtown Staunton, Virginia. We had a little road trip the end of last week and into the weekend in an early celebration of the beau's end-of-June birthday. Staunton (pronounced Stanton, not Stawnton in a snide British accent as it can only be pronounced) is a lovely little town. The main street (Beverley) is lined with restaurants and antique shops and boutiques and coffee shops and two (yes, two) old movie theaters.
Our first night in town we just had to go for a trip back in time, complete with aqua toilets in the bathrooms, to the 1940s Dixie Theater to see Dark Shadows. We were the only people in the theater. Which meant we could make comments the whole time - the best kind of movie-going experience in my opinion. Well, aside from the movie-going experience of Union Station in D.C. where viewers yell at the screen regardless of who else is around.
We walked the town a bit and grabbed a late dinner at The Darjeeling Cafe: black bean burger for him and the guacamole, hummus, pico trio for me. Good food, quirky environment (in a former piano store), and friendly staff.
More to come next time: a trip to a local farm and more yummy food! Plus a car show thrown in for good measure...