Can you believe that z and I have been married for a whole year!? It’s hard to wrap my mind around how fast the year went by!
z planned a mini, surprise getaway! I was given a list of what to pack and told that we were driving a couple hours away in Virginia…
He sent me a collage as a clue for our adventure. I saw that we might be going to a brewery, some mountains, and a nice restaurant. All things we love:
Tons of fog and rain on our drive.
First stop: Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, VA
We ordered a flight to share since it was lunch…on a Monday!
Cute mini pint glasses.
z ordered the pulled pork sandwich, and I got a tofu (with local Twin Oaks tofu) reuben on a gluten free bun. The insides were yummy but the bun was not so I didn’t eat it!
z had planned a hike around the brewery but it was raining so after lunch we headed to our next destination… The Iris Inn in Waynesboro, VA.
To be honest, this was the biggest surprise to me. We had our own luxury cabin with a beautiful view of the trees and mountains! I wanted to live there.
Each cabin had an open floor plan, a screened-in porch, mini kitchen, gas fireplace, big tv, and…
…a hot tub on the porch!
We checked out the room (so gorgeous – highly recommended), took a nap, took a dip in the hot tub, and then got ready for dinner!
z picked a restaurant called Zynodoa in Staunton, VA, which specializes in southern cuisine made with local ingredients. From the Zynodoa website:
Zynodoa is proud to support Virginia’s independent farmers and producers. We pledge to use only the finest, freshest ingredients seasonally available. Our produce and livestock are primarily sourced from the Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont regions. Our seafood comes from the Chesapeake Bay. At Zynodoa, we know and respect our farm partners, and we do our best to honor their food and their labor.
Complimentary Spiced Nuts
Bruléed Cornbread Scones.
Rockfish with Sweet Potatoes, Smoked Tomatoes, and Bok Choy
Tea-Infused, Roasted Beets with Carrot Puree and Mushroom “Paté”
Our entire meal was fresh, comforting and delicious. We skipped dessert because we had the top tier of wedding cake and champagne at the cabin!
We relaxed in front of the fire with our dessert, watching cable (what a luxury)!
Such a nice surprise getaway to celebrate a year of marriage! It’s pretty great to be married to someone so awesome!
Cheers to many, many more years!