Off the Beaten Path

Jul. 15th 2012

Today Brett had to teach a course. Yes, I know, it’s Sunday, but he was teaching reservist so you have to catch them when you can. But since he was going to be gone most of the day, I took advantage of it to spend time with our daughter, Alexa. We took off for a place I have only been once, but knew that they had some great antique stores.

The town is called Urbanna, Virginia. When we drive to the plantation up route 17, we pass a sign inviting us to visit Historic Urbanna. (You had me at Historic) It is a short drive off route 17 to this very small town that was named after Queen Anne of England. Urbanna means City of Anne. Their biggest event is an Annual Oyster Festival that is held the first weekend of November. There is a small harbor with lots of boats. The main part of town has to two main streets that create the impression of Mayberry from the Andy Griffith Show. Quiet and slow paced, this would be a great stop over to do some antique shopping in their many small stores.

When we were here last, about three weeks or so ago, I came across two cups I wanted, but didn’t buy. Today, I found one of them still available. Score! Not only did I get the cup with the three small feet, but I came across a beautiful Victorian cup that is now one of my favorites!

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