Yesterday, Motor Man and I traveled a couple of hours north to Hanover Courthouse, Virginia.
The reason for the trip was to meet and have lunch with blogger, Georgette Sullins. We’ve been following each other’s blogs for a couple of years, but hadn’t ever met. Motor Man and I were a little early for lunch, so we drove around the area for awhile. And I found a few photo ops.
An antique shop (sadly, not open) in a charming old country store building.
And this sign post, covered in tennis shoes. Later, when we arrived at the restaurant for lunch, we asked our hostess about it and learned the sad story. In January, a popular jogger (34 years old, wife and mother of three young children) was struck and killed while jogging in the area. The tennis shoe-covered post is a tribute to her.
The restaurant where we had lunch was historic Hanover Tavern; the earliest surviving sections date to 1791.
Georgette was joined by her daughter, son-in-law and eighteen month old grandson. It was great to finally meet in person. (Funny thing: Motor Man was taking pictures of us with our camera, Georgette’s daughter was taking pictures with hers, and her son-in-law had his cell phone. We felt like celebrities, but none of my photos show us both looking in the same direction!)
The food was yummy, the tavern was beautiful, and it was so special to meet Georgette and her family.