To celebrate our 21st anniversary, we road tripped to Staunton VA for the weekend. Staunton is an unexpectedly hip little town in the Shenandoah Valley. We spent Saturday afternoon wandering around downtown, in and out of art galleries and antique shops. The ice cream shop had Guinness Ice Cream, but my stomach and dairy are not on good terms, so I settled for a taste of the Guinness ice cream (it was damn good!) and instead had the equally wonderful peach and strawberry sorbets.
Dinner was at The Baja Bean Company. If they had a restaurant in Fredericksburg I would weigh 20 pounds more. Easily some of the best Tex-Mex I’ve had in VA at any price, but our entrées were only $8 each, and they did not skimp on the food.
A few pictures
The main attraction was The Lion in Winter at The American Shakespeare Center, which is a replica of The Bard’s indoor theater. The play was wonderful, and the setting was sublime. After the show we grabbed a couple of stools at the bar at Zynodoa for dessert and a couple of drinks. The desserts were awesome, and you’ll never hear me complain about a well poured $6 pint of Guinness. One of the actresses from the play ended up occupying the stool next to Michelle, so we got to chat with her for a while, which was quite cool.
For those of you in the DC area, I highly recommend Staunton as a weekend getaway destination.