Thank you for your sweet anniversary wishes. We had a wonderful day amongst the fairy gardens and brew pubs of McMenamin's Edgefield. I'm already looking forward to next year's visit. And the next and the next and the next.....



It was a pretty drippy day outside, but I did manage to catch a few shots of the grounds. Edgefield is truly a magical place.



We had the pleasure of seeing wilco play there a couple summers back and we have tickets for deathcab for cutie this summer. I couldn't stop pestering the staff for information about the rock stars that stay there. [So, for the curious...there is a rock star VIP area. No need to show up the morning after the concert in hopes of breakfasting next to Chris Isaak] [Not that I was thinking of doing that] [ahem].


So anyway, the day: we didn't reminisce about the past, we didn't plan for the future, we just steeped in the pleasure of the present -- and I do mean "steeped" quite literally, as the grounds boast an outdoor heated soaking pool. Think 102 degree chemical-free 3-foot deep pool that meanders through an oasis of beautifully landscaped stillness.


Yes, we spent quite a bit of time steeping. Morning, noon and night.


Journeying Five said...

lovely gardens, absolutely love the red door!

stepstep said...

mmmmmm....melandbri tea! ;)

Unknown said...

Sounds like a great time - just for the two of you :)

kraftykash said...

Looks delightful & plesant....love the red door. Love Chris Issac!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks like you had a magical time!

lisa solomon said...

happy belated anniversary!

i love the chairs on the porch shot... so much!

Jessica said...

Now that sounds like a great time!

patricia said...

Oh thanks for sharing the photos! Brought me right back there!

(And Wilco at Edgefield? Now that sounds like heaven!)

Paper Dolls for Boys said...

Happy A!!! What an absolutely beautiful place. Good for you for being in the moment and appreciating it!