|Mmmm, the coffee shop|
Downtown there was an awesome, awesome....did I mention yummy....coffee shop named L&L Beanery. We ate there for lunch upon arriving in Blue Ridge. Their Chicken Salad was delicious. And their coffee drinks were tasty too.....I would have went there everyday. I'm hoping when we go apple picking we can swing by there for lunch :)
The shopping downtown was a lot of fun, too. There was quite a few antique stores and lots for sweet shops (both our favorites). Being that everything was downtown, I could put the baby in my sling and we could stay out all day. Instead of having to get him in and out of the carseat at every stop. I can even nurse in it.
But, one of the main reasons we chose Blue Ridge was because to a scenic railroad they have. You get on the train in downtown (yay) Blue Ridge and ride it an hour north to the double city of McCaysville, Ga/ Copperhill, TN where you can have lunch and shop for 2 hrs before getting back on the train for a return trip. We brought our lunch from L&L Beanery, so we wouldn't have to fight the hundreds of people to a restaurant.....that was a great decision. We enjoyed walking around the town, but the ride was even better. We followed along side the Toccoa river....what a beautiful trip. It would be a great view in the fall.
Did I get any crystal for my "year for crystal" anniversary? No, I got something even better.....a birdhouse i really wanted :)
|The bright panoramic (no historical) mirrors in our B&B room.|
Not good for a postpartum mama...lol
|On the train....oh look....he's out of the sling!!!|
And he has his "angry eyebrows" on :)
|Our Anniversary restaurant (baby in the sling)|
|shopping (baby in sling)|
|Oh, look....the baby's in the sling|
|This was a cupcake shop that won "cupcake wars" on Food Network.|
Their cupcakes were very good.