Sunday, February 7, 2021

Historic Wytheville, Virginia




Greg and I made a resolution to visit the local towns in our area this year (as well as places that are farther away), and we're doing well on keeping that resolution so far. This past week, we made a little trip that took less than an hour to historic and interesting Wytheville, Virginia, and we loved it!

Our first stop was for lunch...

at The Log House 1776 Restaurant.

Someone told us that they'd had several inches of snow during the past week while during the same period, we'd had only a couple of inches. Wytheville's elevation is higher than ours so that could account for the difference.

Inside, the decor was really nice...

and the food was excellent!

In fact, it was so good that we decided to take home dessert.

It was hard to make up our minds, but we finally settled on a piece of red velvet cake, Greg's favorite.

After lunch, we explored the interesting maze of rooms, 

one of which housed these beautiful doves.

We kept going until we came upon one of their rustic gift shops which had all kinds of unique items like handmade soaps that looked like rocks and little metal men made out of nuts and bolts and other metal things.

We'd liked to have stayed longer, but we needed to move on to further explore this unique town.

Not too far away was this neat art shop.

I just had to get a picture of this Big Pencil which is one of the top attractions in Wytheville.

Another must-see is the...

Bolling Wilson Hotel that is named for Edith Bolling Wilson who was the wife of President Woodrow Wilson. Mrs. Wilson was born and raised in Wytheville.

We went inside, and went straight to the rooftop terrace...

for a charming view of the mountains.

The lobby is beautifully decorated, and is complete with a whole array of brochures that arrived just before we got there! More brochures to take home! We can now make plans for our next trip, probably in the spring, to see things that we didn't get to see on this whirlwind trip.

We made one more stop before going home, Snoopers Antique Mall, which had bargains galore...

like this pretty framed cross stitch map of Virginia which was on sale for only $5.00! Sold! We do love Virginia, and bargains!

~NEW! I have added a new monthly feature to this blog: "Making a Difference"

This month's featured idea is: For the United States Congress: Work on something truly worthwhile like making robocalls illegal. We can contact our members of Congress about this matter since they are supposed to be working for us, the people. We can help make a difference.

New for our family...


is our new adorable outdoor cat, Kit-Cat, who came to us, looking for a home. It prefers being outside, and our other two cats, Kallie and Mitzi love being inside. They all communicate through the French doors, and everyone is happy.

Greg mostly takes care of our outdoor cat. He's such a wonderful, caring person. He's also kind, supportive, and intelligent, and he has integrity and a great sense of humor, etc.

~"I love you not because you are perfect, but because you are perfect for me."-Unknown Author

 Positive thought: "Spread love wherever you go."-Mother Teresa
Thanks for visiting! Until Sunday, March 7, 2021, Becky