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Easter Vacation – Day 1 of 5

Thursday morning (April 17th) I packed for our Easter vacation in Virginia. When I shut the lid on the suitcase, Patches jumped on top and laid down.

04172014-TakeMe 4x6I think Patches was saying “Don’t forget me, Mommy!”.

I told Patches that she would be well taken care of by our friends, Valerie and Michael.

Bob came home from work at noon. By 12:30 pm we were on our way to Virginia.

We first noticed trees in blossom in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.  Trees with white and pink blossoms, trees with sprouting leaves of soft greens and yellows and oranges, and flowers rich in yellow, purple and white hues dotted the landscape. This explosion of color was set against a brilliant blue sky and freshly cut green grass. Spring had definitely taken hold just south of the Mason-Dixon Line!

A regular fuel stop, when heading to parts south, is the Liberty station between Berkeley Springs WV and Winchester VA.  Gas is always less expensive there than at home or any other fuel stations we pass in Pennsylvania, Maryland or West Virginia. Bob and I guessed that gas would cost $3.49 or $3.50 a gallon.

04172014-Liberty 4x6The price was even lower–$3.36 a gallon.

We reached our hotel, Best Western Plus Waynesboro Inn, at approximately 7:30 pm. We stayed at this hotel a couple years ago for one night.  We were happy then with the hotel and our accommodation, so we decided to stay there again.  Our hotel reservation this year was for 4 nights.  We checked in, carried our luggage into the room, and then left for dinner. Several restaurants were nearby, all within walking distance. We chose to eat dinner at Cracker Barrel, as it was located right next door to the hotel. Bob ordered a grilled chicken salad. The salad came with a deviled egg, which is the reason Bob ordered that particular salad. I ordered buttermilk fried chicken with carrots and green beans. Our meals were delicious.

After dinner, we retired to our room for the evening.

 

3 Responses to “Easter Vacation – Day 1 of 5”

  1. Eileen

    I think Patches was saying don’t go! The gas in our local Maryland stations has gone up to 3.55, higher than last week.. I hope you enjoyed your trip!

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  2. Betsyfromtennessee

    Poor Kitty… Oh —how sad Patches must have been… Even with someone taking good care of that kitty, I’ll bet that Patches was thrilled when Mama and Daddy came home!!!!! ha

    Sounds like you were in a perfect motel for your vacation… We stayed at Waynesboro for one night one time when we were visiting our blog friend, Ginny Hartzler, there… Think we were at a Holiday Inn or HIE….

    We love Cracker Barrel —and don’t think anyone can go wrong with a good meal there.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. Willard Hill

    Stopping at that Liberty Station has been a tradition for many years when I go to Shenandoah National Park or points further south.

    Reply

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