After a night of spectacular thunder and lightning, we had an early breakfast. The French toast with orange butter sauce was scrumptious!! Sarah had just received the first copies of her new poetry book, so we celebrated with her and she autographed copies for each of us. (More about her book later!)
We drove down the road to the Bauer farm.
Susan greeted us and invited us inside. We made ourselves at home and spent quite a bit of time asking all our burning questions about life, homeschooling, business, and writing. Her husband, Peter, joined us for part of the time. (I'll share more details about our conversation in a future post.)
After a while we made our way outside where we were treated to a farm tour by Susan, Peter, Daniel, and Emily. The weather was perfect!
Daniel showed us his observatory.
We toured the church. They built it using lumber from the property. I loved the salvaged stained-glass window.
This next stained-glass window was made by Sarah! She was a stained-glass apprentice in Italy!
Susan invited us in to her ‘chicken coop’ office.
More conversation. More questions. More answers.
We said goodbye to Susan and headed back through the woods to the B&B where Mike and Tanya served up a fantastic lunch.
It was late afternoon again when we made it back to Colonial Williamsburg. We had time to see a few more sights, including speeches by “George Washington” and “Thomas Jefferson.”
We spent some time at the dress shop while the clouds let loose and the rain poured.
After a long walk through the warm rain, we met up with Susan for dinner at the Blue Talon Bistro. The French decor and atmosphere was fabulous, and the food was excellent. (It goes without saying that the conversation was stimulating.) It was the perfect ending to an unforgettable day! (I’m running out of adjectives…)