Jerry and I celebrated our six month wedding anniversary this past Saturday, April 5th. I can hardly believe half a year has already gone by since we got married! In these past six months, so many wonderful and exciting things have happened for us, including purchasing our house and Jerry landing a great new job. Life is good.
We celebrated by going to Tillman’s, a restaurant/inn about 40 minutes away in the countryside. We stayed overnight Saturday, and while we didn’t go far, it was amazing to just get away for a bit. We booked a special “escape” package that includes an overnight stay in one of their eight rooms, dinner for two in the restaurant, plus wine and chocolates in your room. We also decided to turn off our cell phones for the night and just enjoy and focus on each other. This was a nice change of pace and something we should really do more often.
We arrived Saturday afternoon and were surprised to find two full beds in our room. We’re accustomed to our king size bed, so we found this to be pretty funny. Our room was also behind a set of double doors. After walking into the first set of doors, there is a set of stairs to the left that go to a basement, and then another door straight ahead, which was our room. Well, we were surprised to realize that the employees used the basement and were alarmed the first time we heard the first set of doors unlock. We just laughed about it afterwards because this place really just has this old fashioned, country charm about it. It is by no means fancy, but it has a lot of character and is a really sweet place. At any rate, we took a nap shortly after arriving then got ready for dinner. The restaurant is quite nice and the food was amazing. We got spinach artichoke dip to start and Italian wedding soup. Jerry got the prime rib for dinner and I got the chicken scampi – yum! We also enjoyed some delicious desserts.
After dinner, we decided to head into town, just up the road. This is a VERY small town, and there was not much to see. We swung through the Tim Horton’s drive thru to grab a diet coke then headed back to our room where we watched “Delivery Man,” with Vince Vaughn, and really enjoyed it.
The next morning we headed back to the restaurant for a brunch buffet which was outstanding! We really enjoyed the huge variety of foods. We are total foodies. Oh well. After brunch, it was time to leave, but not before first stopping at a craft/antique co-op right up the road where I picked up a couple of primitive decorations.
All in all, it was a memorable weekend and we are already looking forward to going back there for future celebrations or just to get away for a bit. Here’s to the first six months – and many more.