These were taken from Locklies Marina over in Topping, which is about a twenty-minute drive from my house.
A wonderful blog friend of mine, who owns a vacation home at Cricket Hill, invited me out to dinner last week. She said we were going to White Stone.
(White Stone? No, Irvington.)
Either way, I imagined
People tend to wear lots of pink and green on that side of the Rappahannock, the closer you get to the Tides Inn.
The farther south you are from Irvington, the less
(Not that there's anything wrong with that, necessarily. But I never wore pink and green. Or pink by itself. And after 4 years and 3.5 months at U.Va., I swore I'd never, ever wear pink and green together, even if my
Imagine my surprise when my friend said, "Turn here!" at Eckhards in Topping. We hadn't even come to the bridge. Didn't have to cross the Rappahannock. We were headed to a whole new place, a whole new experience. And there was no requirement to wear pink and green! In fact, since most of the seating here is outdoors, shoes may even have been optional.
This was my kinda place.
I'll share more about the surprise of a restaurant that awaited at the end of Locklies Creek Road in the next blog post.
In conclusion, I apologize if you or anyone you know likes to wear Ray Bans or the color combination of pink and green. Or skirts with turtles on them. Or penny loafers.
But I just