This weekend, my parents invited us to go with them to Paint Bank, Virginia. It’s a small town in the mountains that has been historically preserved. It truly is like stepping back in time. There’s a general store, a gas station, a restaurant, an inn (complete with a detached caboose as a guest cottage) and a hunting outfitter.
Before lunch, we wandered around the property to Tingler’s Mill to see the old water-powered grist mill.
We ate lunch at The Swinging Bridge Restaurant. It was like a lodge with exposed beams and even a crackling fire in the fireplace. It was very homey and quaint.
The food was southern style and was quite delicious. I had the baby back ribs with pinto beans, cole slaw and cornbread. So good! And, dessert was just as good. I had the blackberry cobbler a la mode and it was to die for.