Thursday, September 30, 2010

A lovely get away..........

Last weekend Dave and I went to our favorite place to spend time alone. The 1874 Stonehouse B and B. We were sad because this would be our last time to visit this gorgeous hidden treasure.

We started our trip on Friday afternoon. We arrived at the Stonehouse and checked in then walked down to the Koi pond. Here is a picture I took of Dave when he wasn't expecting it.

Our friend Billie really has made this place such a little piece of heaven. We sat at the pond for a while then decided to go take a nap.

Here is the room we stayed in.

After we woke from our nap, the sun was going down. We walked down to the pond so I could snap a few shots of the landscape. This shot is of a meadow near the pond.

After all that walking we were famished. We decided to go eat at the Emma Chase Cafe. It was Fried Catfish night. I had the chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, buttermilk biscuit with homemade applebutter and greenbeans............It was heavenly!

Here is a picture of us in the gift shop.

After supper we walked up and down main street and went to the Friday night jam session at the municipal building. After about 20 minutes we decided to go get a bottle of wine and head back to the Stonehouse. We decided to play cards, which Dave won 2 hands to my one. Billie snapped this picture of favorite of the entire weekend.

The next morning we woke up really early and decided we needed to walk off our supper from the previous evening not to mention all the wine!
The moon was still out and there was a fog........simply GORGEOUS!

Billie fixed the most delicious breakfast. Since we had stayed up so late but got up so early...........Yep, we took another nap! When we got up we decided we would head to Council Grove for supper but as soon as we were ready to go a wicked storm had kicked up so we had to wait it out. While we waited, we struck up a conversation with another couple who was staying at the B and B and we just CLICKED! In the end we went to the Grand Hotel and had supper with the Pattens. This couple was US in about 20 years!! We just loved them!

The next morning we had another delicious breakfast and hugged our dear friend Billie and then drove home. We were a little sad knowing this was our last time at such a special place. BUT we are excited to now find another special place for us to get away.


Chris Hertel said...

Happy belated birthday. I'm trying to catch up on blogs. I've been so busy with work, but I'm just glad that I'm able to do it. It looks like you guys had a lovely time at the B&B. That photo of the lake that's all misty is gorgeous.
Take Care,xoxo,

Rebecca said...

What a fabulous B&B--love your pics!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Oh how sweet!!! What a lovely getaway. :) We love to play cards too....I just taught my husband how to play canasta. That lake photo is soooooo awesome. I hope you scrap this trip!!!! :) A mini or layout!!!
Thanks for sharing! xoxo