Last week Grayden invited me to take a little ride to visit our favorite tearoom in Virginia. Miss Minerva's in Culpeper is always an enjoyable place to relax and do something we haven't been able to do for a long time.
Since Grayden's stress fracture I have been driving. I'm happy to say he is out of the boot, but is still easing back into his normal routine per doctor's orders.
After parking the car by the Love sign, we venture up Davis Street. This street has a lot of lovely little local shops that are nice to visit and maybe begin buying a few gifts for Christmas gifting. Buying from small business owners helps to support the local economy.
After visiting, and maybe buying a few gifts, we come to Miss Minerva's tearoom. We had made reservations the day before our visit.
The sign on the door tells us they only serve tea with reservations and masks are mandatory. We are greeted by a lovely young woman that seats us at a table for two. I have mentioned many times that I have been following a low carb diet for the past three years. They have always accomodated my diet which I greatly appreciate.
We learn from the young lady that last year the women that owned Miss Minerva's had family obligations that would force them to close the tearoom. She had worked for them so they offered to sell the business to her. She decided to buy it from them in spite of opening a business during the pandemic. It's been rough going for her, but she is hoping for her business to improve. We wish the same for her!
We both enjoyed our time at Miss Minerva's. I was really pleased that she served me a lovely low carb tea. Grayden tried their Scottish Toffee tea that was so good we had to bring some home. I'm drinking a cup as I write this.
We also stopped at a little shop on the way out of town when we spotted the row of chimneas.
Have you ever wished you had bought something and didn't? Well, our chimnea cracked after 15 years and we were debating whether or not to buy another. Our debate made us decide to think about it for a while. Sure wish we had bought it , though! Maybe it will give us a reason to return!
This month we have been working on solving a very difficult puzzle. (Grayden and Samuel mostly) Today we finally finished this one that my sister gave me years ago! Yes, I really love tea and all that goes with it.