Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Peace Hill Press Weekend ~ Day 3

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After a night of spectacular thunder and lightning, we had an early breakfast. The French toast with orange butter sauce was scrumptious!! Sarah had just received the first copies of her new poetry book, so we celebrated with her and she autographed copies for each of us. (More about her book later!)

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We drove down the road to the Bauer farm.

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Susan greeted us and invited us inside. We made ourselves at home and spent quite a bit of time asking all our burning questions about life, homeschooling, business, and writing. Her husband, Peter, joined us for part of the time. (I'll share more details about our conversation in a future post.)

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After a while we made our way outside where we were treated to a farm tour by Susan, Peter, Daniel, and Emily. The weather was perfect!

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Daniel showed us his observatory.

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We toured the church. They built it using lumber from the property. I loved the salvaged stained-glass window.

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This next stained-glass window was made by Sarah! She was a stained-glass apprentice in Italy!

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Susan invited us in to her ‘chicken coop’ office.

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More conversation. More questions. More answers.

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We said goodbye to Susan and headed back through the woods to the B&B where Mike and Tanya served up a fantastic lunch.

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It was late afternoon again when we made it back to Colonial Williamsburg. We had time to see a few more sights, including speeches by “George Washington” and “Thomas Jefferson.”

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We spent some time at the dress shop while the clouds let loose and the rain poured.

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After a long walk through the warm rain, we met up with Susan for dinner at the Blue Talon Bistro. The French decor and atmosphere was fabulous, and the food was excellent. (It goes without saying that the conversation was stimulating.) It was the perfect ending to an unforgettable day! (I’m running out of adjectives…)

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10 comments:

Julie said...

Thank you for sharing Heidi, what a wonderful day.

Laura at By the Bushel said...

Oh yes. This is wonderful. Read all of the post so far... :) Enjoying this so much- vicariously. Thanks for posting. Loving it all!!

carole said...

This is making me realize how much I need a girls weekend! lol
Looks like a wonderful time.

Donna Boucher said...

Thank you for sharing you wonderful visit! Your pictures are beautiful. I'm so happy for you!

Lora @ my blessed life said...

What a lovely day!

Jennifer said...

Heidi, I am loving reading through your weekend! Looking forward to more...

The photos you got in Williamsburg are so beautiful. I have walked those colonial streets many times. How wonderful it would have been to walk them with those amazing women!

renee @ FIMBY said...

Oh, I just love it. All of it. Hangin' with your blogging friends (someday dream of mine), the photos, the chicken coop office (swoon), etc. thank you for sharing.

Ian said...

Oh. My. This is amazing! I think I would have been totally tongue-tied around Susan, paralyzed by the fear of sounding unlearned. :-) But then, hanging out in her living room with her in her sock feet might have taken the edge off.

I probably sound like a broken record, but ... your photos are splendid, as always. I feel *there.*

Ian said...

Heidi, that last one was from me, Hannah. Forgot to sign out from Ian's Google Account.
- Hannah

Skeller said...

oh! this is so much fun (thanks oodles for sharing so many pictures!) - it looks like a perfectly lovely and refreshing and relaxing and inspiring time. Peace Hill Farm is beautiful! And I love that SWB hosted and entertained you all in shorts, tshirt & socks ;-).