This weekend Alan and I went to Abingdon, Virginia for an anniversary weekend get-away...it was the perfect place to go! Alan and I are sometimes not that great in planning vacations and what I mean by that is we plan all these super fun things to do and see and then we come home needing a vacation from our vacation. Are we the only ones who do that?! Anyways, Abingdon was a great balance of doing and doing nothing!
We stayed at the Summerfield Inn which a cute little bed and breakfast in the historic downtown Abingdon
The B&B was built in the 1920's and was a gorgeous old home
Saturday morning we woke up bright and early, ate a delicious breakfast, and took a shuttle to Whitetop Mountain where we began our ride on the Virginia Creeper back to Abingdon.
The Virgina Creeper is a 34 mile bike trail. The first half from Whitetop to Damascus is pretty easy as most of it is downhill. The second half is more difficult as it has a slightly uphill grade so you're pedaling continuously.
Here we are on the trail...it was suppose to rain but the weather couldn't have been better
In Damascus we stopped for lunch and ice-cream at this cute little place called "Off the Beaten Path"
the trail went through woods, fields, and over several rivers too
At the end of the trail in Abingdon there is an old steam engine symbolizing the railroad that the trail is now built upon.
That night, we ate dinner at The Tavern which is rated the #1 restaurant in Abingdon according to Trip Advisor, it was a great find!
After dinner we got a chance to walk around downtown for a bit before heading to our play.
Later that night we went to see the play Beauty and the Beast at the Barter Theatre. it was wonderful!
As I sit writing this I will admit that I'm still sore after that bike ride but all-in-all it was a great weekend away with the hubs. I love you Alan Moore!!!