Monday, July 14, 2008

Lunch in Buchanan

We got off the Parkway at Buchanan, because we were hungry, and hadn't seen a restaurant up there since we got on around 8:30 in the morning. When we got off, we were presented with a choice of roads and destinations. One of the roads was marked, "Not recommended for trailers and RV's."

Minnie Miata couldn't resist that! It turned out to be five miles of the worst road I've ever seen. It slanted this way and that, and I think the speed limit should have been 15 mph, though it was a little higher.

Fortunately, that's the back way in, and the town of Buchanan is much more accessible from the west.

Anyway, it's a lovely little town, with some architecture that looked Georgian and some, Victorian. For lunch we stopped here, The House on Main Street, and had a lovely lunch, with real silver, cloth napkins and manners.

The food was delicious, and home made, and the house is being readied as a Bed and Breakfast. We took the tour, and the upstairs rooms are lovely.

The house was built in the 1840s, attacked during the Civil War, and has definitely withstood the ravages of time.

If you get a chance to visit this lovely town, try for April--they have Civil War re-enactments, and a period Ball.

Still, at any time of year, this is a great out-of-the-way stop.


  1. Very Nice. What is the weather like? I wouldn't mind having a night and a meal there.

    Does Brendan drive?

    Possumbear x

  2. Brendan would rather not drive. I'm OK with that.

    It was a gorgeous day today, after yesterday's downpour. Maybe 85 F during the day.

  3. I am loving your trip, JT, tho I am sorry one of the main reasons for it is a sad one. You have certainly reinforced travel photography and commentary among your many talents. Somebody should be paying you for this.

  4. The anonymous above is Mystyblue, Ronni. I forgot to add the name. But I think you might have known that. < smile >

  5. It's all good...

    It's hard to mess up the pictures when the subject stays still and looks gorgeous!

  6. A Tea Room! sounds like heaven!