Friday, March 14, 2014

Birthday Celebrating

Hello Friends!
I hope that your week was great. Rich and I made it through. Rich's birthday was yesterday,woohoo! We had a nice dinner at home. This morning we packed up and headed up the road to Roanoke, VA. I have driven through this town many times and have never stopped. Roanoke is about 2 1/2 hours from where I live so it is a great destination for a weekend away.
Rich and I spent the afternoon at the Virginia Transportation Museum.



Roanoke has an amazing railroad history.


There were lots of engines to look at.


This one was built in Roanoke. It is a steam engine. They make me want to take a train trip.
After that we checked in at the hotel. We can walk to everything downtown from here.



So for dinner Rich and I walked to here...



Hot Dogs!!! Woohoo!



Yum! The relish that they put on the hotdogs and burgers is really special. The Texas Tavern has been here since 1930.


Rich is happy to be sitting at the counter eating hot dogs.
After dinner we walked around downtown. What a great place to visit!



I love these signs. Hopefully tomorrow I will get to see the Roanoke's star.
I brought a little stitching with me. This is a LK Halloween freebie that I have stitched once already. It has been in my travel bag for awhile and the bright colors are just the ticket to make stitching fun.



Thanks for checking in and as always for your kind comments.

Have a great weekend!

Chris

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25 comments:

Beth said...

Looks like a great Guy Birthday!

Robin said...

Enjoy your time in Roanoke! The birthday boy looks like he enjoyed his hot dogs.

Robin in Virginia

Barb said...

What a fun road trip!! I love seeing old trains. I think that's because I come from a line of RR workers. I wish a very Happy,but a bit late, Birthday to Rich!

Annette-California said...

What a fun day for you both!
love Annette

butterfly said...

Happy Birthday to Rich , another lovely place to visit have fun.

Krista said...

Enjoy the weekend getaway! Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Vickie said...

What a nice birthday getaway. Enjoy yourselves!

Robin said...

Nice getaway. Thanks for sharing the info about Roanoke. It is a little bit farther than 2 1/2 hours for me but it sounds like a great place to stop if I we're route to somewhere. Would never have thought about stopping before reading your post. Thx!

Sherry said...

What a great trip! DH and I love to take tourist train rides! There are several in Tenn and W. Va. we want to take.

moosecraft said...

Wow! Absolutely LOVE those old signs! I know I'd enjoy that hot dog place too! Happy Birthday to Rich!

Margaret said...

Happy birthday to Rich! Looks like a fantastic weekend trip to a fun city. Love seeing those old trains. DS loved trains growing up, so I still have a fondness for the old ones. Love seeing your meal too -- oh yum! A good chili dog would hit the spot right about now. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Anne said...

Happy Birthday to Rich! What a fun place to go for his birthday! Right up his alley!! Hugs from me and Titus :D

Susan said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Rich. Looks like an interesting trip and the hot dogs look really good.

Marilyn said...

Happy B-day to Rich.
That looks like a fun time, and the HD's look delicious!
He looks happy.
Marilyn

Cindy's Stitching said...

What a Great day. Happy Birthday to Rich. I bet those hot dogs are yummy

Meari said...

Sounds like a perfect birthday. Happy Birthday to Rich!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday wishes to Rich, have a fun weekend.

Brigitte said...

Happy belated Birthday tzo your husband. You seem to have a lot of fun during your road trip to Roanoke. Thanks for sharing the pictures and the interesting info.

Carol said...

Oh, that sounds like a fun birthday trip, Chris. I've never been to Roanoke so I look forward to seeing more of your photos--enjoy!

Angel Blue said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday and a great way to spend time together.

Simply Victoria said...

What a fun birthday weekend! You always find great places to visit.

Cindy in Virginia said...

Chris, belated Happy Birthday! And how cool that you visited my hometown of Roanoke! My " uncle Jim"- actually my dad's best friend, owns the Texas Tavern.

Dani - tkdchick said...

You're right bright colours do make stitching fun!

~Narita said...

Hi Chris!
Ty for telling me the name of the chart I stitched, rather, WE stitched :)

It seems like you have such a fun life, I'm so glad. You're always doing something great.

Catherine said...

I'll have to keep that museum in mind if we ever get down that way ~ my boys would love it!!