Thursday, November 19, 2009

Out and about in the SWAC area on a rainy, foggy day

The Bradford Pear tree leaves have finally changed and today's rain caused them to fall to the ground.

Met a friend for lunch Thursday at the Depot Grille located at the historic train station in downtown Staunton. We ate in the glass-enclosed porch with the always-wonderful service from our wait person, Dana. The rain on the roof was a comforting sound as we sat and talked during a leisurely lunch. When leaving, I noticed the golden-colored leaves on the pavement with the old cabooses on an abandoned spur track, a trademark of the Depot. The train station is still used by Amtrak and often the rumble of the passing train can be heard and felt inside the restaurant.

When leaving the Depot, I spotted these two elves at SunSpots hanging greenery over the doorway. The Staunton Christmas parade is Monday, Nov. 30, so everyone is preparing for the big event.

Thursday was a chilly, rainy day ... and FOGGY! This was the view from I-64 heading east at Waynesboro. Afton Mountain was fogged in ahead ... highway fog lights were on ... overhead electronic VDOT signs warned of dangerous travel conditions over the mountain. Thankfully, I was going only as far as Waynesboro.

Photos by SWAC Girl
Lynn Mitchell
19 November 2009


Joy Jackson said...

Next time you come into town for lunch, try the Mockingbird. I work there now as a hostess. The food and atmosphere are truly wonderful.

Lynn R. Mitchell said...

That's a good suggestion, Joy. We'll have to stop by one of these days and eat lunch there. Thanks for reminding me that there's another choice in town. :)