Stepping back in time

October 31, 2012

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.


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