Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Mount Vernon Inn

Last Saturday Gregg asked me where I would like to go for a ride and after a quick thought or two I asked what he thought about going back to Mount Vernon for lunch at the Inn.  I remember going there years ago but it is such a fuzzy memory.  Gregg had no recollection of the Inn and thought we were heading for the food court at the visitors center, voicing his surprise when I walked passed the entrance.  I in turn had forgotten there was a food court.  He was glad we ended up at the Inn because we enjoyed it immensely.  Most of the time Gregg and I are on the same wavelength but there are times when we go on a different route....

Walking across from the parking area that icy wind was bone chilling.  The rooms with the two open fires were full but we were seated immediately in a room further back.  Next time I would make a reservation for a table near the fire.  It was still a nice area but the fires just looked so cozy, and after walking in from outside the heat felt comforting. The waiter came over as soon as we sat down and asked if we would like a drink and suggested a hot cider.  Gregg stuck with his iced-tea but I happily welcomed the hot cider and it did the trick.  Our waiter was dressed in colonial garb and was wonderful, he had a twinkle in his eye and a great sense of humor.  

We both ordered the Peanut and Chestnut Soup.  I was expecting crusty bread as an accompaniment but it came with Colonial Crackers.  Hmmm....different, definitely different but the more we ate the more we liked.  I wondered if George Washington had eaten something like this back in his day.

I had the Colonial Turkey Pye and Gregg the Old Virginia Ham Sandwich but I didn't ask him to take a photo of his meal.  By this time the dining room had started filling up and I didn't want to disturb people with the happy-snapper camera woman, and just like turning my cell phone off, I also turned off the camera.....for a while.

I took a picture of the chandelier earlier.  I liked the pink flowered porcelain.  For some reason that pink flowery pattern gave me the feeling of being in my grandmother's house when I was a child.

Here is a list of the drinks.  Don't forget you can click on any of the photos.  It helps, especially with this writing.

They had a Gingerbread Cottage on the buffet table which we noticed on our way out.  It had the address of the person who made them, which I also took a photo of because you never know, maybe next Christmas.

Sorry for the sunspot!

Our time at the Mount Vernon Inn was very pleasant and I look forward to the next time.  Maybe when we get the next group of house guests, or the next anniversary, or birthday.....

We'll enjoy going back some day.