A few Saturdays ago, my friend, Donna, came to town for our weekly Farmers Market/monthly Pickers Market. After browsing both, we had lunch, then went to visit Motor Man at the shop.
He surprised us with an offer to take us to Cape Charles (on Virginia’s Eastern Shore) for a carriage ride and dinner.
When we arrived in Cape Charles, the rain was pouring. So we changed our plans a bit and had an early dinner at Kelly’s Pub. Motor Man and I have eaten there a few times, including once with Marshall, but it was Donna’s first visit. Once again, the food was yummy, and we love the atmosphere in the 1907 bank building.
The weather had cleared by the time we finished dinner and was perfect for our carriage ride. Our (young) driver, Rayne, expertly handled her horse, Gabe.
Her mom, Julie, accompanied us on the ride and took a picture for us.
After our carriage ride, the three of us drove “downtown” to the beach, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.
There, we found a LOVE sign. Our state motto is “Virginia Is For Lovers”, so we find these all around the state. It’s interesting to see how difference localities personalize it for their particular area.
A fun pic of us in the tire.
Cape Charles is an interesting little town: old houses, beach, shops, waterfront hotels, restaurants, golf cart rentals….the three of us are making plans for another trip soon. We’re thinking the next one just might be an overnight stay.
And I have a feeling Rayne, Julie and Gabe will be involved.
~These Days Of Mine~
Looks like my kind of place!
It looks great!
Looks like a most memorable day for all of you………with plenty of “LOVE” !
I LOVE this!
It was a wonderful trip!! I have mentioned Cape Charles many times sin e then (just last night actually) Love old towns and it was immaculate and beautiful old houses. The ocean side of town so serene. Just in l9 e and can’t wait to go back Thanks for a wonderful day.
Oh, that looked like fun! Cape Charles sounds like a neat place, so I’ll have to put it on my “to visit” list. I love the “LOVE” photos of you with MM and you with your friend Donna. 🙂
What a delightful day!
What a fun outing!!
What a great surprise from Motor Man!! We love Cape Charles too. Looks like you all had great fun. ❤
It looks like you had a fun day. I love those small coastal towns.
Sorry I missed this one yesterday .. Looks like another great time on the eastern shore ! & I think pic 3 here might be one of your best beach pics ever …
Cape Charles is such a quaint town. So glad to see the restoration of some of its gorgeous homes. What a wonderful opportunity to see the town in a carriage. Looks like so much fun.