Sunday, after church - Tim and I dropped the boys off with my parents, and headed Northeast to Danville , OH.
For our joint birthday gift - Tim's parents booked a Bed and Breakfast for us to stay for 2 nights/3 days. It was truly the PERFECT gift!
Tim and I were SO excited and really had NO idea how good this trip would be for us both!
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We arrived around 3:30/4:00 in the late afternoon. The owner of the B&B greeted us, handed us our key and walked us around the Inn. First thing I saw (of course) was THIS beauty
A Chickering Rococo Style Square Grand Piano
A beautiful antique grand piano, built in the mid 1800's, valued at over $30,000! I just about passed out when the owner told me that I could TOUCH it and PLAY it!!!
She showed us our own little cabin, and let us know that dinner would be ready at 7:00. What a treat! We settled in, I knitted, took a nap and then got into the whirlpool, all just because! It was wonderful!
We headed to the Main Hall to sit and relax, running into another (sweet) couple. We chatted it up quite a bit, a little of this, a little of that. We learned that they were regulars at this particular B&B and they just adore the Inn owners. The owner came in to tell us of our dinner selections for this evening.
Tossed Salad with Oranges and Pine Nuts with a Seseame Dressing
Golden Vegetable Soup
Steamed Broccoli and Carrots
Pork Tenderloin with Apple Cider Sauce or
Mushroom and Swiss Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts with mushroom red wine sauce
(Tim and I both picked the Chicken)
It was amazing!!!
We have a lovely conversation with the two couples that joined us for dinner. The other couple - our age, was very quiet, but joined in the conversation. Tim then decided to ask what they do for a living and the wife (Tanya) said 'Christian counseling' . . . well, Tim and I must have lit up and had flags popping out of our heads, because the husband (Todd) knew that we were VERY interested in her profession. So, Todd asked what we did, and I chimed in telling them that I teach piano and write music for a Christian band. Then THEY lit up like NY city and we hit it off immediately.
We had an amazing dessert. . . . . . .
The younger couple did excuse themselves from the table during dinner, but Tim and I never thought another thing about it (later to come) but they finished dinner with us all and headed back to their cabin early. Tim and I stayed up with the older couple and I got to serenade them all evening and even took requests. It was RIGHT UP my alley! A perfect end to a perfect day!