Day 12: Wednesday, May 7th

After waking up to a beautiful sunrise on the farm, we ate a hearty breakfast.  Lee offered to take us into town on his way to the office which we accepted.  Rebecca and Lee had encouraged us to stay another night and spend Wednesday touring the very historic town of Lexington.  They didn’t have to twist our arm too much.  They told us that every Wednesday morning at the Lexington Coffee Shop, a group of highly talented musicians play bluegrass music in the back for free.  They also let us know that all the historic sights are within walking distance.2014-05-07 07.50.02

So after breakfast we got a ride to the coffee shop.  There we enjoyed some great bluegrass music and accessed the WiFi to update our blog.  Actually, so far, trying to stay caught up with the blog and uploading photos and videos has been very time consuming and we spent a good part of the morning working on all of it.

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After we left the coffee shop we went to the visitor’s center a few blocks away.  There we got a walking map and got to see “Stonewall” Jackson’s house and the Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University.

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We then ate lunch on William and Lee’s campus at the E Cafe.  Across the street was the Ice cream parlor and a Natural food store.  Linda went across the street and got a few things while Phil continued to work on the blog with the WiFi at the cafe.  We also made sure we got our ice cream treat in as well.

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A little while later we got a ride back with Rebecca after she was done running errands.  After arriving back at the farm, Rebecca gave us a tour of their pottery shop and explained to us how the process of making the pottery works.  It was so amazing and fun to see all the equipment, especially the kiln where the pottery is fired.  Phil took many pictures.

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After we ate dinner we took the rest of the evening to unwind from a long day of sightseeing.  Linda cleaned and re-greased the bicycle chains. We signed their bicycle tourist guest book and also read previous guests entries.  Some had sent post cards after finishing their cross-country trip, thanking once again, Rebecca and Lee for their amazing hospitality.  We felt blessed to get to know them and to have had the opportunity to spend time with such warm people.

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We watched the sunset from their front porch and then started packing up our things to get ready for leaving in the morning.  Later we all had some ice cream together before saying goodnight.  They let us know that they would be up in the morning to send us off.

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4 thoughts on “Day 12: Wednesday, May 7th

  1. What an amazing experience you had there in Lexington, VA. I’m praising God for His goodness to both of you as He keeps you under His wing and cares for you in your travels in so many amazing ways. Truly answers to prayer!!

    Love, Aunt Shirley

    On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 12:11 PM, surlybiketour

  2. Phil and Linda: Since meeting and talking with you yesterday at Cool Spoons in Carbondale, IL., I decided to check out your website and have found the blogs very interesting. The pictures you have taken and are sharing, are very good. The picture of Robert E. Lee’s tomb (which I have always wanted to see, since I’m a civil war fanatic) was really neat to see. I think it is GREAT that you are taking the time to do what you are doing, The memories that you are making and sharing is wonderful. Good Luck to the both of you when you get to Laramie. In the meantime, Keep Safe. Also, when you get the chance: I think you will enjoy Devil’s Tower near Sundance.

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