We usually celebrate Valentine's Day by making a day trip to a town we'd like to explore and scope out the antique stores, thrift shops and eat at a local restaurant for lunch.
This year, Andy surprised me by making reservations at a bed and breakfast in Hendersonville, NC for one night as well as making arrangements for our dog and my work schedule so we could leave earlier on Friday.
He also was wise enough to let me know about the plans several days in advance! If you've been reading here long, you might have guessed that I'm not a very spontaneous person, what with all my planning and all.
I was very excited and could hardly wait until Friday! It was so awesome to have everything taken care of--I didn't even make food to take along!
We stayed at a nice and old bed & breakfast in downtown Hendersonville. The innkeeper served us a wonderful breakfast on Saturday morning and then we got right out to explore the town. It was snowing which was awesome, even though it didn't stick!
Our first stop was at the old courthouse to tour their Civil War and military exhibits. From there we walked down Main Street, stopping in at interesting looking shops. There were several antique stores, a couple of thrift stores and then just a bunch of fun home/gift shops that were nice to poke around in!
It was pretty cold and windy so it was nice to duck in to the shops and warm up a bit before heading back out!
We had lunch at a wonderful little coffee shop which was cozy and warm with a fireplace and comfy chairs around the tables. We splurged on a slice of homemade pie for each of us. I had a slice of coconut custard and Andy had a slice of peanut butter pie. Both were delicious and made completely from scratch with mostly organic ingredients-- totally worth every penny and calorie!
Of course, I made sure we stopped back in at Mast General Store-- the trip wouldn't have been complete without it!
We finished the day by stopping at Goodwill and a grocery outlet on our way out of town.We found a few good bargains at both of those places-- one being a Redskins blanket for Andy from the Goodwill!
We had the most wonderful and relaxing time and feel so grateful that Andy took the time to plan such a special little trip for us!