Friday, July 10, 2009

Just us!

Nathan and I went away for a mini-vacation at the beginning of this week. It was fabulous! We found a Bed and Breakfast in Columbus, MS. We´ve been to one before down at the Gulf, so we were prepared for the whole gourmet breakfast with strangers thingie. The first morning, however, we were the only guests. We had Monte Cristo sandwiches (Texas toast piled high with salami and cheeses, dipped in egg, grilled, and then dusted with powdered sugar) and fruit parfaits. The next morning was Bananas Foster over French toast (sliced bananas served with a brown sugar and butter sauce). Ooohhh... now I´m getting hungry just thinking about it. While I´m on a roll, let me describe the meal I got at Harvey´s Monday night: a fabulously loaded potato soup followed by a Tuscan Chicken Sandwich (ciabatta bread topped with basil pesto mayonnaise, mixed greens, sun-dried tomatoes, seasoned grilled chicken, marinated artichoke hearts, and melted provolone). Heaven! And then we snuck out for Wendy´s Frosties. OK, so I´ve been eating salads since I got back ;o)

Since I wandered from my original thought and fell into a soup bowl, let me back up... Shadowlawn Bed and Breakfast, owned by antique connoisseurs and fabulous Christian hosts, Nono and Burnette Avakian, was a beautiful, refreshing place to spend a few days. Our only disappointment was that we didn´t get to stay longer and that we couldn´t bring home their cocker spaniel, Caesar. Their house was filled with scriptures posted on the walls, and breakfast was accompanied by quiet hymns playing in the background. The home itself was a beautiful Antebellum mansion used as a Civil War hospital during the war. (It was explained to us that since Columbus, MS was used as a hospital town for both sides, it escaped the ransacking and burning).

We also visited the Waverly Mansion and the Tennessee Williams birthplace (it was the welcoming center).

All in all, we had an uber-fabulous time!!!! Can´t wait for our next get-away!

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