Long Weekend in Williamsburg

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Happy weekend! As I write this, I'm in Northfield, MN with my parents for a little rest and work retreat. It's so peaceful just being here. I slept in, started my morning with pumpkin oats and coffee, and have been working in my pajamas all morning. I also am having 3 Beautycounter socials while I'm here so I can show off all the Holiday sets with my MN friends.

A couple weeks ago, Blake and I took a long weekend trip to Williamsburg, VA. I'm a huge history person and have always wanted to go to Williamsburg. So, when I reached a big goal in my Beautycounter business, Blake said we could go to a Bed & Breakfast, and I chose Williamsburg.

We left early on Friday morning for our five-hour drive (like 4am, haha). I was still getting over a sinus infection I got earlier in the week, so I slept a lot of our drive. We made a stop in Richmond, VA for coffee and breakfast. I wish we could have explored Richmond more! Per a local's recommendation, we went to Sugar & Twine and had the most incredible biscuit sandwiches and coffee. I had a rosemary, goat cheese biscuit with egg and cheddar that was divine. I am a huge fan of biscuits and scones. I loved the atmosphere, the food, mugs, everything.


After breakfast, we headed straight for Williamsburg and spent the day exploring. I didn't realize how big it was! I love living history museums because you can see how people lived back then. My favorite part was chatting with all the trades people about their trade. The fabric-makers and shoe makers were fascinating! Part way through our day, we stopped by the Cheese Shop for sandwiches and then continued exploring.



By the end of the day, we were pretty tired and wanted something quick and fresh for dinner. So we grabbed chipotle and drove to our bed and breakfast.

We stayed at the Bed & Breakfast at Peace Hill Farms, and I cannot recommend it enough! Living in a crowded city, having quiet and space was such a blessing. On top of that, the innkeepers Mike and Tanya were wonderful hosts! They greeted us when we came, gave us a tour, and made tea and sat with us for a while. I felt like we were coming home.


We slept so well in our big, comfy bed and woke up to coffee delivered to our room. Wearing a robe while having coffee in bed is my new favorite thing. Breakfast was served family style in the dining room at the big farmhouse table. Tanya is an incredible cook and made us scrambled eggs (from the farm's chickens), fruit and yogurt, scones, and bacon. I lost my voice that morning, but we still had a wonderful time lingering over breakfast with the other guests.


The rest of the day was spent quietly (since I couldn't talk). We went on a walk to see the sheep and horses, then cozied up inside with tea and honey and our books. The silence was so good for my soul. In the afternoon, we played some cribbage and then took naps.


In the evening, we went into Williamsburg for dinner. I didn't take any pictures, but we had great food and lots of laughs. We finished the evening with wine, carrot cake that we brought home from the restaurant, and "Marley and Me."

Sunday morning we had another lovely breakfast. We loved chatting with Tanya and Mike and felt so blessed to spend time with them.


We packed up and hit the road later morning. Since Washington DC was on the way, we stopped to go to the Holocaust Museum. I'd been there years ago, but wanted to show it to Blake. Not the most uplifting museum, but very well done.

Our trip was everything I needed - rest, quiet, and time away from normal responsibilities. I'm excited to visit Virginia again and maybe visit the Bed & Breakfast at Peace Hills Farms again.

Where should we go to next in Virginia?

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